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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 www.carmelfineartprinting.com

Ken Doo, (831) 626-1844

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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

Bob Walthour: The Passing of an Icon

Posted in General, Portraiture with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by kendoophotography
Bob Walthour at home. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR90

Bob Walthour at home. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR90

Coach Bob Walthour passed away last weekend, marking the loss of a much loved and respected local icon in Carmel, California.  I had gotten to know Bob through US Masters Swimming on the Monterey Peninsula. On occasion I would join Bob in the early morning hours at the old excuse of a pool at Carmel High School, where we would swim in the incredibly shallow water. On some mornings my eldest son Kenny would sit next to Bob.  Kenny was probably barely four years old; he’s now nearing twenty years and swimming competitively. That old excuse of a pool is now a world class facility at Carmel High School, named after none other than Coach Bob Walthour. Long since retired, Bob would still swim with Masters at 5:00 A.M. well into his eighties. He was often seen observing swim meets at Carmel High School.

A portrait session with Bob Walthour at his home earlier this year.  ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

A portrait session with Bob Walthour at his home earlier this year. ©2014 Ken Doo Photography

I had the opportunity to photograph Bob a few times both in my boutique portrait studio in Carmel and also at his home in Carmel, just a few blocks away. The last time I photographed Bob was just in March of this year (2014). It was a special portrait session for me because I chose to use a Cambo technical camera with an IQ180 medium format digital back, along with a Rodenstock HR90mm lens.  Not exactly a fast moving portrait outfit, normally intended for landscapes!   Bob sat patiently for me while I used a Microsoft Surface Pro tethered to my IQ180 to assist with framing and focusing of the portrait.  I used a single studio strobe.  I converted the huge 80 megapixel RAW files using Capture One Pro 7. I then opted to convert the selected portrait into B&W and printed the portrait on the studio’s specially converted K7 B&W piezography fine art printer.  I love Bob’s personality in this portrait.  We’re going to miss you, Bob.

The Bob Walthour Aquatic Center remains unfinished and is still seeking donations to complete the facility.  Contact www.carmelpool.org for donation information.  For more information on medium format digital portraiture or fine art K7 B&W Piezography printing, contact me at the studio at (831) 626-1844.   Ken

Capture One Pro 7 Makes for a Very Beary Christmas

Posted in General, Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2012 by kendoophotography
Grizzly Cub on archival canvas---printed approximately life-sized! ©2007 Ken Doo Photography

Grizzly Cub on archival canvas—printed approximately life-sized! ©2007 Ken Doo Photography

During the summer of 2007, I went to Alaska to photograph grizzly bears on the Katmai Peninsula.  It was a fantastic trip with many memorable wildlife and landscape images.  I used an old Canon 5D classis with a paltry 12 megapixels to photograph the grizzly cub in the above photo.  That’s a five-foot long print on canvas.  What’s surprising is how the state of raw processor technology can improve to the point of allowing the photographer to produce better quality images from the same raw image files taken years earlier.  I have an older 40×60 print of this grizzly cub standing tall on display.  I recently sold the image with the client requesting that it be printed on canvas.  Recently Phase One released its latest version 7 of Capture One Pro, the raw processing software that I use for my Phase One IQ180 and Canon DSLR.  When I reprocessed the grizzly bear cub image from 2007 in C1Pro7, it was like having a new camera!  The resulting printed image was obviously much better than the original 12 megapixel image—and right in time for the holidays!  There was much more detail in the face of the cub compared to earlier prints. The improvement is not as noticeable when using a high resolution medium format digital back, however I have been printing more frequently for other photographer’s and artists, and being able to extract more information or detail from their files in preparation for print is always a welcome addition.  For more information on fine art printing, contact me at my boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel.  Ken  (831) 626-1844

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