Paint Your Event with Heidi Schwartz

Posted in Events, General, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , on April 16, 2019 by kendoophotography

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One of the neat things of being a fine art printer is the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people and talented artists. Heidi Schwartz is both of those.  Heidi contacted Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction recently to do medium format digital photographic copy work on one of her art pieces that she had recently completed.  I met with Heidi to take delivery of the art work and explained to her the copy work process using Phase One medium format digital backs.  Heidi explained that she is a live event painter.  The piece I was to photograph was actually painted during a special family event that recently took place in Bakersfield.  She paints really fast!  Finished paintings typically are completed by Heidi in about three hours—during the actual event.

The above-image is the image painted by Heidi and photographed by me.  The resulting 16-bit TIFF file exceeds 430 megabytes, ideally suited for reproduction. Heidi’s clients receive the original painting on stretched canvas.

Heidi travels to events and paints them live on canvas. She has been retained to paint live events for fundraisers, corporate events, weddings, and galas throughout the country as well as internationally.  Heidi is a talented artist offering clients a fun and entertaining means to remember their special events.  See, www.PaintYourEvent.com for more information.  Heidi is on Facebook too!  https://www.facebook.com/paintyourevent/

For more information on fine art printing or medium format digital copy work, contact me at Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction.  Ken

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Photographing Artwork for Artists

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2018 by kendoophotography

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I have been doing quite a bit of copy work for artists lately. Some clients have found my services through my website, www.carmelfineartprinting.com , though most are from referrals from other artists.  Most of the photographic copy work that I do are of paintings.  It gives me the opportunity to see and appreciate the work of some very talented artists.  Once in awhile, I am asked to photograph unusual artistic endeavors, many of which are quite fascinating.  In the above image are a series of masks that artist Andrea Jones created, using actual molds of human faces.  Some are mono-toned reminding me of the famed Blue Man Group, see https://www.blueman.com/, some more colorful, some etched with messages, and some just downright eerie in their presence.

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I wanted to share this project because of its unusual nature.  Although these masks were previously hung on walls, I did not want to photograph them hanging on walls as I felt the work would lose dimension and character.  The difficulty was how to photograph these fragile masks, yet carefully prop them up at the same time.  After some thought, I designed a makeshift holder and started setting up in studio.  I chose two strip soft boxes with grids to light the masks and emphasize the textures. Einstein mono lights were used in the strip boxes. I used a Profoto Acute2 B600 and strobe on a Red Wing boom arm overhead, with a 5-degree grid for a bit of fill.

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Black plexiglass adds just a gentle reflection for a bit more dimension.  The above is the end result, un-retouched, straight out of the camera.  I used a Phase One XF camera with Phase One IQ3 100 medium format digital back, Phase Schneider 150mm LS BR.

For more information, go to www.carmelfineartprinting.com or contact me at the studio.

Ken Doo

Ken Doo and his Cambo One-Lens-Wonder

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2018 by kendoophotography

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UC Merced Family Weekend 2018!

Posted in Events, General with tags , , on October 22, 2018 by kendoophotography

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We have been providing event photography for the University of California, Merced since this campus opened. I am amazed at the changes and growth of this university each time we visit the campus!  During the UC Merced Family Weekend, we take photos of visiting families and their students and also provide photography for the Chancellor’s Honors Recognition Celebration award ceremony.

Family Weekend event portraits may be viewed and digital files downloaded from the following Dropbox link:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pt9j1wyb6qcw8ax/AADACVruqoXZ9yhPEnfRiJnea?dl=0

Families may print 4″ x 6″ photos from the digital files and post to social media.  Don’t forget to tag the University of California, Merced!  (Ken Doo Photography is also on Facebook!)  Prints (we pick the best files) will also be provided to the UC Merced Office of Student Life.  Students may pick up hard copy prints from the Office of Student Life in a couple of weeks.

Thank you!  We enjoyed being your event portrait photographers!

Ken Doo

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Everyone Loves Big Tubes! ; ) Extra Care in Shipping and Handling From Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction

Posted in Events, General, Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife, Portraiture, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2018 by kendoophotography

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Bigger is better. And when it comes to shipping your larger fine art prints, Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction uses larger shipping tubes than most.  We now use 4″ diameter tubes for larger prints.  In the above image, you can see the difference between a typical 2″ diameter tube and the 4″ diameter tube used by Carmel Fine Art Printing.  It is a marked difference. And this means that your prints do not need to be rolled as tightly, making it much easier to gently handle your prints during shipping as well as making it much easier to flatten, mat, and frame your fine art prints later!  Go big or go home!

CFAP Stay Flat mailers

Smaller prints up to about 16″ x 20″ are shipped flat when possible in Stay-Flat mailers in various sizes up to about 18″ x 24″.  Prints shipped in Stay-Flats or in 4″ tubes are both interleaved with glassine paper for added protection.

Carmel Fine Art Printing offers exceptional quality fine art printing on archival photographic and fine art papers.  Attention to details is given—-including shipping, helping you to reach your artistic goals— From Vision to Print.

Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction, Order online at www.carmelfineartprinting.com

Ken Doo, (831) 626-1844

Studio Display Clearance!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2018 by kendoophotography

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We’re painting and the walls need to be cleared!  All studio display portraits are available to their rightful owners. This is a great opportunity to add a wall portrait to your home decor or a gift for grandparents. Pay only for the frame at a deep discount.  Small portraits on the Wall of Fame are free!  If you know of someone “on display in studio”—- pass the good word!

Contact the studio for more information or to schedule a pickup.  Ken  (831) 626-1844.

9th Annual Capture Integration in Carmel (Pigs) March 1-4, 2018

Posted in Events, General, Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2017 by kendoophotography

_DSF0044 CI in Carmel WEBCapture Integration returns to Carmel for its 9th year.  Not really a workshop-workshop. Camaraderie, great food, and the best in medium format digital photography, while photographing some of the most scenic iconic areas on the central coast of California. Phase One’s David Grover will be flying in from the UK to teach the Capture One Pro 11 class. There is always something new every year!  Space is limited.  Registration is open online at http://www.captureintegration.com

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Questions? Contact Capture Integration in Atlanta or Ken Doo.  See you in March!

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