About Us

FDI’s end goal is to establish a personal and ongoing relationship with our clients.

We have the resources to perform even the most challenging and detailed jobs.  We also have the knowledge and expertise to customize and configure equipment and software to suit each clients’ specific needs.

FDI manages highly qualified professional photographers nationwide. We can either conduct photography for you, or, provide photography training to your staff so they can perform the work.

FDI stays ahead of the curve by continuously researching the latest technological advances in photographic equipment, software and techniques.

 

Executive Team

David Knoerlein, CEP

Certified Evidence Photographer
Evidence Photographers International Council

Professional Photographers of America

David Knoerlein “Digital Dave” is a certified evidence photographer with over 30 years of professional forensic photography experience.  Knoerlein takes the precision and details required for forensic photography and applies the principles to other types of photography, including archeological and industrial.  He has taught and trained thousands of students in this very niche craft, and has developed photographic solutions for numerous clients including purchasing and setting up the best capture stations and equipment for their projects.

Knoerlein works with all types of government agencies and private companies, including:

  • Federal and State Government projects and facilities
  • Cultural Resources Management (CRM) Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Industrial, Construction, Commercial
  • Museums

He has also authored numerous articles and publications. Knoerlein’s professional affiliations include:

  • SAA Society for American Archaeology
  • SHA Society for Historic Archaeology
  • EPIC Evidence Photographers International Council (Evidence Photographer Certification, Board Member)
  • IAI International Association for Identification
  • FDIAI Florida Division of the International Association for Identification
  • FDIAI Forensic Photography/Digital Imaging (Committee Member)
  • SFFA South Florida Forensic Association
  • NTIA National Technical Investigators Association
  • DIFFLE Digital Imaging for Florida Law Enforcement (Founder/President)

Elizabeth Knoerlein, CPA

President and CEO

Elizabeth Knoerlein took the helm of FDI in 2007, managing all daily operations and overseeing the implementation of business related regulations.  She also takes care of all of the financial reporting, purchasing and marketing.

Knoerlein is the backbone of FDI, ensuring all clients’ needs are addressed and deadlines are met.  She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. She has served as a New Jersey Housing Urban Development Commissioner and is affiliated with numerous esteemed associations, including:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Female Executives
  • International Honor Society of Economics

Publications

Knoerlein, David CEP. “VCP Lab Operational Guides: Archives Access Database Operational Guide.” https://veteranscurationprogram.org/operational-guides/ Forensic Digital Imaging, Inc.
Knoerlein, David CEP. “VCP Lab Operational Guides: Document Rehabilitation Guide.” https://veteranscurationprogram.org/operational-guides/ Digital Imaging, Inc.
Knoerlein, David CEP. “VCP Lab Operational Guides: Digitizing Oversized Documents Operational Guide.” https://veteranscurationprogram.org/operational-guides/ Forensic Digital Imaging, Inc.
Knoerlein, David CEP. “VCP Lab Operational Guides: Scanning Operational Guide.” https://veteranscurationprogram.org/operational-guides/ Forensic Digital Imaging, Inc.
Knoerlein, David CEP. “VCP Lab Operational Guides: Artifact Photography Guide.” https://veteranscurationprogram.org/operational-guides/ Forensic Digital Imaging, Inc. Knoerlein, David CEP
2012 Museum Quality Images Every Time: It’s so easy an archaeologist can do it. American Cultural Resources Association newsletter (vol. 18-1) artifact photography article. Submitted by Forensic Digital Imaging, Knoerlein, David CEP
2008“90,000 Images” Digital-Image Management at Mass Gravesites. Evidence Technology Magazine (vol. 6, number 3) Mass graves investigation team captured more than 90,000 images to document the exhumation of victim’s remains in northern Iraq. Written by David Knoerlein, Forensic Digital Imaging, Inc., Mayo, Cristi (editor)
2008Comprehensive digital-image management and the growing need for deep-archiving. Evidence Technology Magazine (vol. 6, number 5) An exclusive Evidence Technology Magazine interview with David Knoerlein, President of Forensic Digital Imaging, Inc. Forensic Photographer and Digital-Imaging Consultant.
The following are part of the USACE (MCX-CMAC) – Mass Graves Investigations, Iraq Collection. Each book can be found on The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) a service of Digital Antiquity.

Trimble, M. K., N. J. Brighton, D. Z. C. Hines, and M. A. Smith (editors)

2007Forensic Survey Along the Tar-as-Saiyid, Karbala Province, Iraq. United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Mandatory Center of Expertise for Archaeological Curation and Collections Management. Submitted to Department of Justice, Regime Crimes Liaison Office, United States Embassy Baghdad, Iraq.
Smith, M. A., D. Z. C. Hines, N. J. Brighton, M. K. Trimble, and C. S. Steele (editors)
2007Forensic Investigation of Mass Grave KAR0024, Karbala Province, Iraq. United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Mandatory Center of Expertise for Archaeological Curation and Collections Management. Submitted to Department of Justice, Regime Crimes Liaison Office, United States Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. Hines, D. Z. C., M. A. Smith, and N. J. Brighton (editors)
2006Forensic Investigation of Mass Grave KAR0008, Karbala Province, Iraq. United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Mandatory Center of Expertise for Archaeological Curation and Collections Management. Submitted to Department of Justice, Regime Crimes Liaison Office, United States Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. King, C. A., T. J. Anson, H. M. Justus, A. Fernandez-Congram, D. Siebrandt, and D. Congram (editors)
2006Forensic Investigation of Mass Grave KAR0008, Karbala Province, Iraq. United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Mandatory Center of Expertise for Archaeological Curation and Collections Management. Submitted to Department of Justice, Regime Crimes Liaison Office, United States Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. King, C. A., T. J. Anson, H. M. Justus, A. Fernandez-Congram, D. Siebrandt, and D. Congram (editors)
2006Forensic Investigation of A Reported Mass Grave, Nasiriyah, Iraq. United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Mandatory Center of Expertise for Archaeological Curation and Collections Management. Submitted to Department of Justice, Regime Crimes Liaison Office, United States Embassy Baghdad, Iraq.
2006Forensic Investigations of A Mass Grave Complex, Maysan Province, Iraq. United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Mandatory Center of Expertise for Archaeological Curation and Collections Management. Submitted to Department of Justice, Regime Crimes Liaison Office, United States Embassy Baghdad, Iraq.

Chomko, S. A., d. S. Hobbie, and C. VanArsdale (editors)

2005Forensic Investigations at Two Mass Graves, Ninawa Province, Iraq. United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Mandatory Center of Expertise for Archaeological Curation and Collections Management. Submitted to Department of Justice, Regime Crimes Liaison Office, United States Embassy Baghdad, Iraq.

McMahon, Paula (staff writer)

2002Fingerprint technology faces test in court. South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 15, 2002