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UC Merced Family Day 2019

Posted in Events, General with tags , on October 30, 2019 by kendoophotography


This year marked the fourteenth year that Ken Doo Photography has been working for UC Merced.  Family Day is always an enjoyable event, followed by the Chancellor’s Awards Reception in downtown Merced.

Family Day photos (8 x 10s!) will be available for pick-up/distribution at the UC Merced Office of Student Life next week (November).

You may download digital files from the event at this Dropbox link:

Additional prints available from


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, for more information.  Heidi is on Facebook too!

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

UC Merced Family Weekend 2018!

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


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:

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

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

CFAP 4 inch shipping tubes

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

Ken Doo, (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

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

New Year New Approaches

Posted in Events, General, Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife, Portraiture, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2016 by kendoophotography
Me and my boys with  Grandma in studio.

Me and my boys with Grandma in studio. Phase XF, IQ180, Schneider 40-80mm LS.

The New Year holiday is often a time of introspection and promises of resolutions for the near future. When in reality it is something that everyone should be doing throughout the year. I am constantly gauging for myself what works and what may be improved. 2015 was a very busy and good year, but also one filled with the stresses of how to handle and protect a loved one afflicted with dementia. It hasn’t been easy. But we’ve also been very fortunate to have the resources and discipline to do what is both best and necessary. We have moved my mom from the Bay area to Monterey, making it much easier to spend time with her. It was definitely the right decision and just in time for the new year. There won’t be broken commitments to the latest fad diet or unused gym memberships–that’s never been a problem for our family! 2016 will be a reaffirmation of family and the things that are important to me in life. Professionally, I have decided to remain focused on fine portraiture, commercial photography, and fine art printing for artists and photographers. I will no longer do corporate event work. I will limit the studio to one wedding per year (yup, only one).  And yes, that means taking more time to travel for landscape photography.  2016 is going to be a great year.  kmd.

Beach Blast Gymnastics Tournament Photos!

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on October 25, 2015 by kendoophotography
Working the Beam. ©2015 Ken Doo Photography

Working the Beam. ©2015 Ken Doo Photography

Monterey Bay Gymnastics Academy held their annual Beach Blast Gymnastics Tournament over the October 17-18, 2015 weekend.  The tournament was attended by fourteen teams from the central and northern california area.  Photographs of the floor exercises and beam were taken by me and fellow photographer Kim Lemaire during all seven sessions of the tournament, resulting in over 4,700 images! Great memories recorded young talented gymnasts.  Images from the Beach Blast Tournament may be viewed and purchased online at  Galleries have been set up for each individual team that attended the tournament. All orders printed and fulfilled in house by Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction.  Contact the studio if you have any questions.  831-626-1844  Ken


Three Studio Artist Tour Hosted by Emy Ledbetter, Sandy Robinson, and Arlene Stigum

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by kendoophotography

Studio Tour 2015


Don’t miss this three artist studio tour being held this weekend in Carmel, by Artists Emy Ledbetter, Sandy Robinson, and Arlene Stigum.  Studios open September 26 + 27, 2015 from 12 Noon to 5 PM.  Details on the flyer!  Both Sandy and Emy also have featured artists galleries at ken  For more information on fine art printing on archival OBA free canvas and fine art papers, contact the studio or Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction, the area’s premier fine art printer.  From Vision to Print!  Easy online ordering of your photos on canvas or fine art papers.

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Hell Week Marks the Start of the CHS 2015 Water Polo Season!

Posted in Events with tags on August 25, 2015 by kendoophotography
Push-ups and Burpees

Push-ups and Burpees


Coaches Peter Dew, Carl Hertlein, Aaron Gaily, and Graham Evans.

A longtime tradition, CHS Water Polo begins each fall season with “Hell Week” as a jump start to getting ready for the intense polo playing season.  As the sport and league has become increasingly more competitive, more athletes are swimming and playing year round. Hell Week has consequently also become a source of camaraderie and socializing. This is my seventh season photographing water polo for Carmel High School. It’s not unusual for me to photograph over seventy games in a season, not to mention club water polo games for Legacy Water Polo.  Game images are available for viewing and sale at , with an anchored link found to the right.  Proceeds help support CHS Water Polo! Parents that enjoy sports photography that would like to assist with photographing the Frosh or JV water polo teams contact me!

Frosh Team!

Frosh Team!

Coach Carl with the Frosh Team

Coach Carl with the Frosh Team

This year’s Hell Week was buckets of fun.

Fireman's Drill Relay Race---buckets of water can't touch the water

Fireman’s Drill Relay Race—buckets of water can’t touch the water

A race to fill the larger cans to the top!

A race to fill the larger cans to the top!

Coach Gaily oversees the race

Coach Gaily oversees the race


Final bucket for the win!

Final bucket for the win!


See you at the Pool!  ken


Lucretia Cambas and Emy Ledbetter Art Exhibition May 23, 2015 — Meet the Artists!

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , on May 18, 2015 by kendoophotography

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Come visit the studio this weekend, Saturday, May 23, 2015 and meet 100 year old artist Lucretia Cambas and Carmel artist Emy Ledbetter.  Both of their varied works will be on display this Saturday, from 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.  Original works and giclee fine art reproductions will be available for purchase.  Meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments!  Please call the studio at (831) 626-1844 for questions or directions.  Ken

Both Lucretia Cambas and Emy Ledbetter are featured artists at   You can view their galleries and purchase fine art reproductions as well.

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