Congratulations Adam and Anjani Harvey!

Adam & Anjani. ©2011 Ken Doo Photography

Congratulations to Adam and Anjani Harvey who were recently married last weekend at Rancho Canada in Carmel, CA on July 31, 2011.  Adam and Anjani had put a lot of work into planning their wedding—and it showed.  The reception at Rancho Canada was elegantly decorated with festivities guided by DNA DJ Entertainment and even a belly dancer!  Their special day started early at 7:00 A.M. and did not end until well after 12 midnight, with a late night dreamy portrait session on the greens.

Anjani on her wedding day. ©2011 Ken Doo Photography

It was a long day but we had a lot of fun.  I like to incorporate different styles of photographic coverage for weddings, and Adam and Anjani’s wedding was no different.  This was the first wedding that I was able to use the new Phase One IQ180 medium format digital back.  For Anjani’s bridal portrait above, I metered the background to overexpose the busy background and give the portrait more of a fashion flare.  I set the IQ180 ISO at 800 with Schneider 110mm lens, f/4 at 1/125th.  Earlier generation MFDBs would have been given great pause at ISO 800, but not at all for this new MFDB from Phase One.  I could have opted to use Sensor+ and still take advantage of the entire large full framed medium format sensor, but in this beautiful setting a gorgeous bridal wall portrait demands the full 80 megapixels of the IQ180. The performance and image quality from this eighty megapixel full frame medium format sensor really is incredible, producing quality beyond that of full-frame DSLRs.  I also photographed the same bridal setting of Anjani with my Canon 1Ds MarkIII, which is Canon’s flagship full-frame DSLR sensor camera.  Both image files were processed in Capture One Pro 6.  Not surprisingly, the Canon files were devoid of information in the background areas.  The Phase IQ180 file actually retains ample background information, though I have purposely set the background in the image to be well overexposed.   The native ISO of the IQ180 is ISO 35.  To still maintain this much control at ISO 800 is just short of amazing!

©2011 Ken Doo Photography

The wedding day is over, but my work is just beginning for post-processing hundreds of images and getting ready to create Adam and Anjani’s GraphiStudio Wedding Book.  Each image is hand retouched naturally.   Wedding products and services are all-inclusive and rather unique, departing away from the wedding industry norm. 

©2011 Ken Doo Photography

For this last image, I photographed Adam and Anjani in almost complete darkness,  illuminated gently by two strobes triggered by radio remotes.  The image was post-processed and toned for effect.  For more information on wedding photography, contact me at my boutique portrait studio in Carmel, CA at (831) 626-1844.    kmd

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