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Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction Grand Opening! 50% Off Prints Limited Time Offer!

Posted in Events, General, Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife, Portraiture, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2015 by kendoophotography
Bonsai Rock Panorama  available printed on Hahn Photographic Baryta and Canson Rag Photographique. ©2015 Ken Doo. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR70 t/s.

Bonsai Rock Panorama available printed on Hahnemuhle Photographic Baryta and Canson Rag Photographique. ©2015 Ken Doo. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR70 t/s.

It’s official!  I’ve launched my fine art printing website, Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction, making it easier to clients to order fine art prints, giclee canvas, and place re-orders for prints. To mark the grand opening and introduction of the website, online print orders will be 50% off  for a limited time only, until April 10, 2015.  Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction was started for artists, photographers, and the general public to allow easier access to printing their images on the best archival fine art materials.  The website features an easy digital file uploading page tool which also allows users to open a free account, share their portfolio images with friends or their clients, and place orders from any device.  The website also allows for sending evaluation files and larger digital files for large prints and special orders, such as B&W K7 Piezography prints.

Gallery-wrapped stretched canvas ready for delivery.  Carmel Fine Art Printing uses archival Lyve canvas and state of the art printers using pigmented inks. Notice the great corners!

Gallery-wrapped stretched canvas ready for delivery. Carmel Fine Art Printing uses archival Lyve canvas and state of the art printers using pigmented inks. Notice the great corners!

Once files are uploaded, users can select print sizes, crop their images, and choose from many different fine art medias including photographic baryta papers, fine art cotton matte papers, and gallery wrapped canvas. Users can select finishing options from just a rolled print, to stretched canvas, canvas floaters and frames—ready to hang.  The fine art paper and canvas selections are exceptional and a step above normal photo lab offerings. The studio’s state of the art printers can produce images up to 44″ in width by whatever length.

Gallery wrapped and stretch bamboo!  Stretched fine art papers is a Carmel Fine Art exclusive!

Gallery wrapped and stretched bamboo! Stretched fine art papers is available to clients and is a Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction exclusive offering!

Gallery wrapped stretched fine art papers is an exclusive offering from Carmel Fine Art Printing. It is a labor intensive process requiring hand coating of the fine art paper in preparation for stretching over 1.75″ wood bars. Bamboo paper is particularly well-suited for stretching, with the final product being tight as a drum.

Exceptional B&W printing is offered by Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction.

Exceptional B&W printing is offered by Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction.

Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction is also one of the few printing studios to offer B&W K7 Piezography printing. Beautiful B&W prints are normally available on the studio’s Epson 9900 printer, with B&W K7 Piezography prints available only by special order. B&W prints from the studio’s K7 printer are simply exceptional.  K7 Piezography MPS selenium prints are available on both matte and glossy papers.  If clients do not have a print ready digital file, Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction also provides high resolution scans and copy work for artists. This process produces a high quality digital file in preparation for the printing process. The studio uses a Phase One IQ180 medium format digital back with 80 megapixels, which is ideal for both color and B&W reproduction. The image above was reproduced using the IQ180 to first generate a high resolution file for some minor restoration work on a family image taken with a young President John F. Kennedy. The image was then printed on K7 B&W Piezography printer. This image exemplifies memorable portraits that are deserving of archival fine art printing!  Printing Family portraits, Wedding portraits, Anniversaries, and other special memories is no different than an artist or photographer seeking to use museum quality materials to sell or simply to display their work. Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction helps you From Vision to Print.

Visit www.carmelfineartprinting.com and let me know your thoughts!  50% off prints introduction offer is for new clients and good until April 10, 2015. Use coupon code carmel50. Offer does not apply to featured artists galleries.  Professional/business accounts are welcome.  Please contact me at (831) 626-1844 for any questions.  Ken Doo

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Ken Doo Photography Family Books

Posted in Events, General, Portraiture, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2013 by kendoophotography
Ken Doo Photography offers custom handmade family books from Italy.

Ken Doo Photography offers custom handmade family books from Italy.

Family Books remain a popular option for special events and extended portrait sessions.  These custom handmade family books are the same luxurious books from Graphistudio in Italy that my wedding clients receive, albeit generally with not as many images or pages.  As with the Wedding Books, all portraits are hand-retouched naturally before the books layout and design is completed.

Silk, hardback and cover, and polished metal are just a few of the book cover options.

Silk, hardback and cover, and polished metal are just a few of the book cover options.  Briefcase included!

All the same new cover options are available for family books, and most designs and layouts are clean and simple.  Books are available in a variety of sizes and different page finishes.  Craftsmanship is impeccable and quality is unsurpassed.  All work is quality guaranteed.

Nicely bound and no gutters!

Nicely bound and no gutters!

Many sizes and options including pocketbooks and sizes up to a huge 16x20!

Many sizes and options including pocketbooks and sizes up to a huge 16×20!

For more information, contact me at my boutique portrait studio in Carmel, CA or call (831) 626-1844.  ken

New Wedding Book Cover Catalog and Swatch Book In!

Posted in Events, Portraiture, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2012 by kendoophotography

New GraphiStudio Wedding Cover Catalog and Swatch Book. ©2012 Ken Doo Photography.

This just in:  GraphiStudio’s new Cover Catalog and Material Swatch Book!  Finally, choosing the right cover and fine art media choice for your custom GraphiStudio Wedding or Family Book couldn’t be easier!  GraphiStudio Wedding and Family Books are custom designed and handmade in Italy using the finest materials, and of course, your images all hand-retouched by your professional photographer, Ken Doo.  For more information on weddings, family portraits, and the incredible GraphiStudio Books, contact me at my boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel or call (831) 626-1844.  Ken

Custom Wedding Guest Signing Books and Save-the-Date Cards Added!

Posted in Events, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , , , on March 11, 2012 by kendoophotography

Save the Date cards and guest sign-in books for 2012

Just a quick update:  Newly offered for 2012 wedding packages are “Save-the-Date” cards and custom Wedding Guest Signing Books.  The Save-the-Date cards are custom designed from the client’s first engagement session, printed on high quality card stock in full color.  Custom Wedding Guest Signing Books are designed from images taken over the course of several engagement sessions and printed on smooth fine art paper.  The Guest Signing Books may be designed to match (if desired) the cover of the client’s custom GraphiStudio Wedding Book album.  All images are hand-retouched naturally.  For more information, contact me at my boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel.  Ken (831) 626-1844.   www.kendoophotography.com

Happy Holidays from Ken Doo Photography in Carmel!

Posted in Events, General, Portraiture, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2011 by kendoophotography
Home for the Holidays. ©2011 Ken Doo

Happy holidays!  I know that many of you expect a humorous holiday greeting from Duffy, my bull terrier.  Sadly, Duffy passed this last summer from kidney failure.  He is sorely missed around the studio!  2011 has marked an extremely busy year, and I’m looking forward to a busy and exciting new year.  I am already working on new collections for portrait, wedding, and commercial clients.  New custom backdrops are being hand-painted and added to an already extensive collection of fine art backdrops in studio.  New framing options are available as are new exceptionally high quality portrait substrates.  On the event photography front, the studio will probably (sadly) be retiring its venerable Kodak ML500 printer.  The recent demise of Kodak Professional meant no longer being able to acquire media for the ML500.  There is no comparable printer to the Kodak ML500, and its replacement will require the acquisition of several event dye sublimation printers, most likely the DNP DS80.

Steve Rease. ©2011 Ken Doo Photography. Phase 645DF and IQ180; Phase 150mm D, ISO 50, f/5.6 @ 1/100. B&W converted by Capture One Pro 6.

 I am really excited about new offerings for portraiture both in studio and on location, just simply unavailable anywhere else!  : )  February 2012 will be floater frame February—with 50% off all floater frames with the purchase of a fine art canvas gallery wrapped and stretched wall portrait.  Portrait sessions need only be scheduled before the end of February to qualify.  Graphistudio Wedding Book options from  have expanded with new cover and media selections.  For more information, contact me at my boutique portrait studio in Carmel or call (831) 626-1844.   Best wishes for the new year!  ken

 

Congratulations Adam and Anjani Harvey!

Posted in Events, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by kendoophotography

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

Congratulations Lisa and Michael Avina!

Posted in Events, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2011 by kendoophotography

Mike and Lisa wed in Carmel, CA. ©2011 http://www.KenDooPhotography.com

Congratulations to Lisa and Mike Avina!  Lisa and Mike were recently married in Carmel, CA on June 11, 2011.  The beautiful beach wedding was followed by a relaxed reception at the Forge in the Forest in Carmel.  Now the work for me really begins!  Aside from the engagement sessions, each wedding typically produces hundreds of memorable images to select from in building the new couple’s first family heirloom, their Wedding Book.  Each image is hand-retouched naturally.  The Wedding Book itself is handmade in Italy. 

Love Leads the Way. ©2011 Ken Doo Photography.

I typically use a variety of cameras and different photographic styles for engagement and wedding photography.  For the above image, I used a specially converted camera for infra-red capture.  The raw digital file was then processed in Capture One Pro 6 and final touches made Photoshop CS5.  This is all I can share for now, as Lisa and Mike haven’t even seen these yet!

For more information on my approach to wedding photography, contact me at my boutique portrait studio in Carmel, CA at (831) 626-1844.  ken

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