Capture Integration in Carmel—On the Road to Lake Tahoe!

Posted in Events, General, Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2015 by kendoophotography
Lake Tahoe ©2015 Ken Doo Photography

Lake Tahoe ©2015 Ken Doo Photography. Cambo WRS, Phase IQ180, Rodenstock HR40

Last year marked the fifth annual Capture Integration in Carmel, an informal workshop led by Don Libby of Iron Creek Photography in Tucson, AZ, and me–Ken Doo Photography, featuring the finest in medium format digital photography. After much discussion with Don and Dave Gallagher of Capture Integration, we decided to take the show on the road.  This year’s event takes place in beautiful Lake Tahoe. We’ve already made a couple trips scouting the area for suitable locations, restaurants, and activities. The sixth year promises not to disappoint!  Photographers interested medium format digital photography can sign-up for the “Don, Ken, and CI in Lake Tahoe Not a Workshop Workshop” online. Registration is $349.00.  The online pdf itinerary gives a brief overview and will be updated shortly.  Contact me at my boutique portrait studio in Carmel or call (831) 626-1844 for questions. Ken

Legacy Water Polo Welcomes Olympian Tony Azevedo and Global Wave Water Polo Clinic

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2015 by kendoophotography
Nathaniel Pettis at the Legacy-Tony Azevedo Water Polo Clinic.  ©2015 Ken Doo Photography

Nathaniel Pettis at the Legacy-Tony Azevedo Water Polo Clinic. ©2015 Ken Doo Photography

Over the January 10-11, 2015 weekend, Legacy Water Polo sponsored US Olympian Tony Azevedo and Dragon Jovanovic’s Global Wave water polo clinic held at the Santa Catalina Pool in Monterey, California.  The two-day clinic gave participants a great opportunity to learn from two of the best water polo players in the game.  I took photos of each participant with Tony Azevedo, with each player receiving an autographed 5×7 portrait at the end of the clinic.  The clinic was attended by over fifty water polo players from throughout California.

Tony Azevedo and Dragon Jovanovic of Global Wave and Mia and Whitney from Hard Core Polo.

Tony Azevedo and Dragon Jovanovic of Global Wave and Mia and Whitney from Hard Core Polo.

Photos from the water polo clinic may be viewed and purchased online at my event hosting website www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com   Two separate online galleries gave been set up, one for each day of the clinic.  Please contact the studio for questions, requests, or to place a direct order.  Ken  (831) 626-1844

CHS Water Polo Team & Individual Photos and the 2014 CHERRIES File is Online!

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , , , , , on November 21, 2014 by kendoophotography
Brett Luch fires on goal. An image from the Cherries File. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

Brett Luch fires on goal. An image from the Cherries File. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

The 2014 Carmel High School Boys Water Polo season has finally come to an end, marked by an exciting finish with Carmel beating Soquel to win the league Championship.  Photos from Frosh, JV, and Varsity games remain online for purchase at www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com.  Also just posted online for review and purchase is the “Cherries File.”  The Cherries File is an accumulation of the best images from throughout the entire water polo season. It’s worth a look!  Team & Individual photos are also posted online at http://kendoophotography.instaproofs.com/enterEvent.php?id=1143304  The Frosh, JV, and Varsity Team photos will be on display at the end of season banquet coming up in December. Each team portrait was photographed using a medium format digital camera, with the resulting image printed large at 40″ x 60″ with incredible detail.  All work is produced in studio and I have since expanded my fine art printing offerings to artists and photographers with Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction.

Please contact me at my boutique portrait studio in Carmel if you have any questions.  Ken (831) 626-1844

 

Veteran’s Holiday 2-for-1 Event Print Sale!

Posted in Events with tags , , , on November 5, 2014 by kendoophotography
Floor exercise.  ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

Floor exercise. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

In honor of our US military veterans, all Beach Blast Gymnastics Tournament print orders placed Friday, November 7, 2015 through Tuesday Veteran’s Day November 11, 2015 will be doubled two for the price of one!  Order one print(s) and receive two of the same image, same size—for the price of one.  Photographs make great gifts for family and friends.  Order early to beat the holiday rush!  See, www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com  Your invoice will show one print, but will be doubled automatically by Ken Doo Photography on delivery.  Offer available for print orders only, same image, same size ordered.  Contact the studio for any questions or to order direct.  (831) 626-1844.  Ken

Beach Blast Gymnastics Tournament Comes to Monterey; Monterey Bay Academy of Gymnastics Team Portraiture

Posted in Events with tags , , , on October 29, 2014 by kendoophotography
A floor exercise competitor finishes her event at the Beach Blast 2014 Tournament

A floor exercise competitor finishes her event at the Beach Blast 2014 Tournament. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

The Monterey Bay Academy of Gymnastics hosted their annual Beach Blast Gymnastics Tournament last weekend. The tournament was well-attended with hundreds of competitors representing several teams from California. Ken Doo Photography was the event photographer at this tournament, covering seven sessions over the two day competition. We focused primarily on the Beam and Floor exercise events.  Photographing the event was challenging with capturing moving gymnasts, low light and no flash (to avoid distracting competitors).

Catching air on the floor exercises.  ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

Catching air on the floor exercises. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

 

Nearly seven thousand images were taken during the course of the event!  Event images from Beach Blast 2014 may be viewed and purchased online, or see www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com  Each session (1 through 7) will have several galleries (A, B, C, etc.) to aid in viewing the events. All sessions:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are now complete with both Floor and Beam events online and available for viewing and purchase.   Each gallery is considered a separate “event” and purchases made using the online shopping cart will need to be completed before moving onto the next gallery or event.  Images online have not been edited or retouched. Selected images for purchase will be edited and/or cropped as needed prior to printing.

On the Beam. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

On the Beam. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

All purchased prints are quality guaranteed. Both print and low resolution downloads are available for purchase online.  Call the studio at (831) 626-1844 for different size options or special requests. A high resolution print CD/download option of all images taken of a single gymnast is available for purchase. Call the studio for details.  ken.

Head coach Jessica helping to set up the team.

Head coach Jessica helping to set up the team.

Just a month earlier, I photographed the Monterey Bay Academy of Gymnastics Team. Aside from the normal team and individual photos, the gym wanted a large group photo of the competition team to put on display.  The team was photographed with a Phase One 645DF and IQ180 medium format digital back, including the individual images with gymnasts flying through the air! The short flash duration capabilities of the Phase One IQ180 and leaf shutter lenses actually made it easier.

Monterey Bay Academy of Gymnastics. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

Monterey Bay Academy of Gymnastics. 30 x 60 wall portrait! ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

The final image was printed in studio and measures 30″ x 60″ . It was mounted and framed in a solid wood, matte black frame, and is currently on display at the Monterey Bay Academy of Gymnastics in Sand City, CA.  What a great way to build team spirit!  For more information about event photography or medium format digital portraiture, contact me at my boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel, CA or call (831) 626-1844.  Ken

Bob Walthour: The Passing of an Icon

Posted in General, Portraiture with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by kendoophotography
Bob Walthour at home. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR90

Bob Walthour at home. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR90

Coach Bob Walthour passed away last weekend, marking the loss of a much loved and respected local icon in Carmel, California.  I had gotten to know Bob through US Masters Swimming on the Monterey Peninsula. On occasion I would join Bob in the early morning hours at the old excuse of a pool at Carmel High School, where we would swim in the incredibly shallow water. On some mornings my eldest son Kenny would sit next to Bob.  Kenny was probably barely four years old; he’s now nearing twenty years and swimming competitively. That old excuse of a pool is now a world class facility at Carmel High School, named after none other than Coach Bob Walthour. Long since retired, Bob would still swim with Masters at 5:00 A.M. well into his eighties. He was often seen observing swim meets at Carmel High School.

A portrait session with Bob Walthour at his home earlier this year.  ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

A portrait session with Bob Walthour at his home earlier this year. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

I had the opportunity to photograph Bob a few times both in my boutique portrait studio in Carmel and also at his home in Carmel, just a few blocks away. The last time I photographed Bob was just in March of this year (2014). It was a special portrait session for me because I chose to use a Cambo technical camera with an IQ180 medium format digital back, along with a Rodenstock HR90mm lens.  Not exactly a fast moving portrait outfit, normally intended for landscapes!   Bob sat patiently for me while I used a Microsoft Surface Pro tethered to my IQ180 to assist with framing and focusing of the portrait.  I used a single studio strobe.  I converted the huge 80 megapixel RAW files using Capture One Pro 7. I then opted to convert the selected portrait into B&W and printed the portrait on the studio’s specially converted K7 B&W piezography fine art printer.  I love Bob’s personality in this portrait.  We’re going to miss you, Bob.

The Bob Walthour Aquatic Center remains unfinished and is still seeking donations to complete the facility.  Contact www.carmelpool.org for donation information.  For more information on medium format digital portraiture or fine art K7 B&W Piezography printing, contact me at the studio at (831) 626-1844.   Ken

Valley Christian Scrimmage Opens the CHS Water Polo Season; Hell Week!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 1, 2014 by kendoophotography
Varsity player Brett Luch fires one into the goal.

Varsity player Brett Luch fires one into the goal. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

The 2014 Carmel High School Boys Water Polo season opened this last weekend with a friendly scrimmage against Valley Christian High School.  The Frosh boys led off with a good effort against a very experienced Valley Christian Freshman team, which included players that had been involved with club water polo teams since the age of seven!  Exciting play was seen with the junior varsity and varsity teams.

Boys Frosh game. Photo from Steve Anderson who will be helping me out this season.

Boys Frosh game.

You can view more images from the games and purchase prints at www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com   And, of course, I’ll try and include a few images from Hell week!  The Valley Christian Scrimmage photos have now been updated to include images from the Frosh team.  Special thanks to fellow photographer Steve Anderson who will be assisting me on occasion and to Frosh parent Dan Hopkins who will be photographing the Frosh games this season.  For more information, you can contact me at my boutique photography studio in Carmel or call (831) 626-1844.

Hell Week!

Hell Week!

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