Capture Integration in Carmel 2013

Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point and Fort Mason. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography. Cambo WRS, IQ180, Rodenstock HR40

Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point and Fort Mason. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography. Cambo WRS, IQ180, Rodenstock HR40

Last weekend marked the fourth Capture Integration in Carmel workshop, which started on Friday in San Francisco and back to the central coast in Carmel.  This year’s event (formerly known as Pigs in a Blanket) sold out in less than two weeks of being announced.  CI in Carmel is a light-hearted workshop put on by Ken Doo Photography of Carmel, California, Don Libby of Iron Creek Photography in Tucson, Arizona, and Dave Gallagher’s Capture Integration in Atlanta, Georgia.  CI in Carmel is a medium format digital workshop and provides a great opportunity to try the latest camera products and lenses.  This year Capture Integration included new technical camera offerings from Cambo, the Phase One DF+, Schneider and Rodenstock lenses, and  the latest medium format digital backs from both Leaf and Phase One.  Oh, and the Canon 1DX—just because.

Pigeon Point Sunset. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography.  Three image panorama. Phase 645DF, IQ180, Schneider 240LS

Pigeon Point Sunset. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography. Three image panorama. Phase 645DF, IQ180, Schneider 240LS

Friday evening’s sunset shoot was at Pigeon Point Lighthouse, just south of Half Moon Bay.  Despite nearly cloudless skies, sunset brought on nice hues of a warm sunset.

John Milich sets up for a shot with his technical camera.

John Milich sets up for a shot with his technical camera.

Dr. Paul Indman photographs the Pigeon Pioint Lighthouse

Dr. Paul Indman photographs the Pigeon Point Lighthouse

This year’s workshop included visits to Point Lobos and Garrapata State Park on Saturday.  A figure model studio session was also included, followed by a visit to a crowded Pfeiffer State Beach.

Weston Beach, Point Lobos.  ©2013 Ken Doo. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR40 t/s; 3 stop reverse neutral grad.

Weston Beach, Point Lobos. ©2013 Ken Doo. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR40 t/s; 3 stop reverse neutral grad.

Garrapata. ©2013 Ken Doo.  Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR40

Garrapata. ©2013 Ken Doo. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR40

Pfeiffer. ©2013 Ken Doo. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR40.
Pfeiffer. ©2013 Ken Doo. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR40.

CI in Carmel would not be complete without breakfast at the Wagon Wheel, the origin of the first Pigs in a Blanket!

Pigs.

Pigs.

Dave Gallagher teaches a 1/2 day C1 Pro 7 class.

Dave Gallagher teaches a 1/2 day C1 Pro 7 class.

Babyback ribs for 18 for lunch—love my Traeger!  Oh yeah.  Who could forget—there’s nothing better than spending Valentine’s Day Weekend with Dave Gallagher!  A big thank you to Dave Gallagher, who helps to make CI in Carmel come together.  I’ve been a client of Capture Integration for many years now, and for good reason.  I depend on Capture Integration for all my medium format digital equipment and Canon DSLRs as well.

Dave Gallagher of Capture Integration in Atlanta, GA

Dave Gallagher of Capture Integration in Atlanta, GA

This year’s event also included an introduction to printing with a specially converted B&W piezography printer.  The printer is an Epson 9890 converted to a K7 (seven blacks) MPS Selenium glossy and matte printer. This printer is capable of exceptional quality B&W prints.  Participants prepared and printed B&W images from the weekend or images from prior work.  Although the workshop ended officially Sunday evening, several of us extended the weekend with a tour of the new Really Right Stuff facility in San Luis Obispo.  This was a treat.

Prints from the specially converted K7 MPS Piezography printer

Prints from the specially converted K7 MPS Piezography printer

Graham Welland.

Graham Welland.

Phil Lindsay

Phil Lindsay

Big Sur.  ©2013 Ken Doo. Cambo WRD, IQ180, HR40
Big Sur. ©2013 Ken Doo. Cambo WRD, IQ180, HR40

The tour of the Really Right Stuff (RRS) facility was like touring the Hershey Chocolate Factory as kids.  Except they weren’t giving out free samples…

Don and Ken

Don and Ken

Karla works with Don
Karla works with Don
And yes---RRS has a machine shop!

And yes—RRS has a machine shop!

Really Right Stuff is a specialized photographic equipment maker. They specialize in making all the special parts that make fine photography possible, including but not limited to quick release plates, L-brackets, and carbon fiber tripods. The quality of their products is unsurpassed and it is no wonder that RRS products are a first choice among discerning photographers. Products are carefully designed, engineered, and CNC machined from solid blocks of metal.  And yes, we got to see where it all happens!

Don and Joe Jr.

Don and Joe Jr.

Don was very considerate in his shopping, independently making sure that sales figures were high enough to ensure Joe Jr. could plan his vacation to Hawaii or Europe this summer.

CI in Carmel tours the RRS facility in San Luis Obispo
CI in Carmel tours the RRS facility in San Luis Obispo

I look forward to the next CI in Carmel!  For more information on Wine, Dine, and Schwein, medium format digital photography, or B&W piezography and fine art printing, contact me at my boutique photography studio in Carmel.  (831) 626-1844.  ken

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