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UC Merced Family Weekend 2018!

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

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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:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pt9j1wyb6qcw8ax/AADACVruqoXZ9yhPEnfRiJnea?dl=0

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

http://www.kendoophotography.com

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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 www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com  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

 

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

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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Congratulations Lee & Sian!

Posted in Events, General, Portraiture, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , on June 22, 2014 by kendoophotography
Sian and Lee having fun in studio. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

Sian and Lee having fun in studio. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

 

Congratulations to Lee & Sian!  Lee and Sian recently became engaged to be married.  We completed their engagement session recently with portraits taken both in studio and on location at the beach in Carmel.  What a great fun couple!

Sian and Lee at the Beach. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

Sian and Lee at the Beach. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

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I just wanted to share a few portraits of Sian and Lee. Each portrait was hand-retouched in preparation for printing in studio and mounting. We also used the studio’s specially converted K7 B&W printer which produces really stunning B&W portraits of unsurpassed quality.  For more information on fine portraiture or scheduling a portrait session, contact me at my boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel, California.  Ken  (831) 626-1844

CHS Water Polo 2013 Season Ends – Cherry Files are up!

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2013 by kendoophotography
Varsity Boys Team & Individual Photos.

Varsity Boys Team & Individual Photos.

The 2013 CHS Water Polo season has come to a close!  It’s been an extremely busy season and already plans in place for coming seasons.  This year I photographed somewhere over sixty water polo games!  These images are available for purchase online.  The “Cherries File” for the Frosh, JV, and Varsity Boys teams is also now available online.  The Cherries files contains select images from each game subjectively deemed to be the best images from the game.  You can view and purchase images at my event website, www.kendoophotography.instaproofs.com

CHS Frosh Team & Individual Photos

CHS Frosh Team & Individual Photos

CHS Boys JV Team & Individual Photos

CHS Boys JV Team & Individual Photos

CHS Girls JV Team & Individual Photos

CHS Girls JV Team & Individual Photos

CHS Varsity Girls Team & Individual Photos

CHS Varsity Girls Team & Individual Photos

 

Please contact me at my boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel if you have any questions about ordering water polo images or special requests.  Ken 831-626-1844

CHS Water Polo Season Begins!

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , , on September 1, 2013 by kendoophotography
CHS Water Polo Hell week JV-Frosh with Coach Carl

CHS Water Polo Hell week JV-Frosh with Coach Carl

And so it begins again!  Water Polo at CHS opened last month with the start of Hell Week.  This marks the fifth year that I’ve been photographing for the CHS Boys Water Polo Teams.  Each successive year has seen growth of the CHS Water Polo program, and I am pleased that both of my sons be part of this wonderful program.

Returning CHS Water Polo alums return to help out during Hell Week.

Returning CHS Water Polo alums return to help out during Hell Week.

The season this year started with an opening scrimmage this weekend against Valley Christian High School, featuring games for the Frosh, JV, and Varsity Teams.

Wyatt Laughlin scores for Carmel Water Polo. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography.

©2013 Ken Doo Photography. Wyatt Laughlin scores for Carmel Water Polo. (Please RESPECT copyright laws!)

You can view and purchase images from the water polo games at my event site:  http://kendoophotography.instaproofs.com/   Proceeds help to support the CHS Boys Water Polo Team.  (The event photo link remains embedded on the right column of my blog).  If there is interest, I will post images from Hell Week for viewing.  See you at the Pool!  –Ken

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

 

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

Congratulations 2013 Graduates!

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , on June 15, 2013 by kendoophotography
Buena Vista Middle School 2013. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography. Phase 645DF, IQ180.

Buena Vista Middle School 2013. ©2013 Ken Doo Photography. Phase 645DF, IQ180.

Congratulations to the Buena Vista Middle School promotion class of 2013!  The class panoramic photo was taken with the Phase One 645DF, IQ180 medium format digital back, and lighting provided by two studio strobes, insuring great details for this memorable portrait of classmates.  This was a very fun group of well-behaved kids!  Portrait orders will be available for pick-up at the Buena Vista Middle School office starting next week (Monday 6/16 early afternoon).

Buena Vista Middle School cuts loose! ©2013 Ken Doo Photography. Phase 645DF, IQ180.

Buena Vista Middle School cuts loose! ©2013 Ken Doo Photography. Phase 645DF, IQ180.

If you have any questions, please contact me at my boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel or call (831) 626-1844.  Ken

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