People, Places & Wings An Exhibit by Regis McKenna at KSP Gallery

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Regis McKenna: People, Places & Wings
August 14–September 10, 2014
Reception: August 16 1:00–4:00PM
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Artist’s Statement:  The photographs in this collection were taken in Africa, Alaska, the Amazon, Brazil, Peru, and the San Francisco the Bay Area. Although I enjoy photographing birds, I am not a serious birder. To me, birds are fascinating, diverse, colorful creatures that display distinctive characteristics and personalities. Although quick to flight, at times they seem to pose and ask to be photographed. Sometimes our interests and timing match.

Photography began as a hobby for me, and now it has become my passion. I use a variety of Nikon cameras and lenses but my favorite is the D3s along with the Nikkor 80 – 400mm and the 17-35mm Wide angle lens. Photos are printed on Hahnemuhle Glossy FineArt paper with an Epson 3880 printer.

More of my collections can be seen at: regisphotos.com.

Waterlines: An Exhibit by John C Alfano at KSP Gallery

John C Alfano: Waterlines
August 14–September 10, 2014
Reception: August 16 1:00–4:00PM
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Artist’s Statement: Lots of lines in life, no? They seem to come in pretty handy as we go about dividing reality into “this” and “that”. From the mathematical, with no thickness and infinite length, to colored lines that must not be crossed (also applies to those drawn in sand); lines in the middle of the road, lines drawn on maps, complex lines on a circuit board to simple “leading” lines in a photograph; and not as obvious, those we create in our minds and then act as if they are real…

Waterlines are interesting lines, especially for sailors; for one can say with a knowing smile, that these lines are where a sailor’s hopes and dreams meet water. From the  Tao Te Ching: “Under heaven nothing is more soft and yielding than water. Yet for attacking the solid and strong, nothing is better; It has no equal.” Waterlines represent a tension that always gets resolved one way, sooner or later. Of course, this does nothing to dissuade us from trying to preserve those lines…

This new project represents a departure from my landscape work in terms of subject matter, but still reflects an approach I have been exploring for some time now, where I explore a given subject over a short period of time – a week, a day, or just a few hours, with some sort of limitation to make things interesting. The images that became “Waterlines” were captured in 3 trips to a single dock in Monterey, each visit lasting no more than an hour. A single walk out and back, with a fixed lens.
Link to website: www.johnalfano.com

Harmony I 2014 Exhibit at Peking Duck Restaurant

Hrmy1inviteFrnt-revKSP2An exhibit of the work of Victoria Lao, Nick Arent, Tomás Garza and Lin Zhang is on exhibit at the Peking Duck Restaurant through October 4, 2014. These four fine art photographers are students of Richard Dischler’s Pre-visualizations workshops.

 

Photography Event at AT&T Park

Stadium day headlineJoin Keeble and Shuchat for a day at AT&T Park as we tour behind the scenes of the San Francisco Giants stadium. 

 

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Friday, August 15 9:30 a.m. – end of game

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants

$169.95

The day starts with a class on the elements of sports photography presented by Jim Rose, Canon’s professional training specialist. The group will then take the train to San Francisco. Our destination? The stadium – for a behind the scenes tour.

The tour will include fantastic access to the ballpark. Highlights of the tour include:

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  • The Field Warning Track
  • A Major League Dugout
  • Visitors’ Indoor Batting Cage
  • The Visitors’ Clubhouse
  • The Press Box
  • A Luxury Suite

We’ll see the field from the player’s perspective and have a group photo taken of us in the dugout. The class will break after the tour for lunch. Lunch will be complements of Canon USA.

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After lunch we’ll photograph batting practice and, finally, settle in for a night of Giants winning baseball. At the end of the game we will be chauffeured back to Palo Alto in a Royal Coach Tours luxury bus; a relaxing end to a great day.

This event is sponsored by:

Basic CMYK

Canon’s Northern California rep, John Bell, will be present and will have an assortment of Canon loaner gear for participants to try out.

Seats available sign up: here

 

 

 

Nikon Announces the D810

D810 gradientHarness the power of extreme resolution, jaw-dropping image quality and huge dynamic range in both stills and Full HD 1080p video applications. A newly designed 36.3 megapixel FX-format full-frame image sensor with no optical low-pass filter is paired with the thrilling performance of EXPEED 4 for staggering detail retention, noise-free images from ISO 64 to ISO 12,800, fast frame rates, cinematic video capabilities, in-camera editing features and outstanding energy efficiency. For still and multimedia photographers, The D810 will ignite your creativity and help you capture images that astound. For cinematographers and camera operators, the D810 will become one of the most versatile tools in your arsenal. The D810 will expand your vision and make you rethink what’s possible.

0-HeroThe evolution of high resolution.

One look at the jaw-dropping image quality possible with the D810 and you’ll never look at image quality the same way. The level of detail and sharpness, the wide dynamic range and rich tonality in nearly any light is simply staggering—almost unimaginable until now. For still and multimedia photographers including landscape, studio, wedding and portrait pros, the D810 will ignite your creativity and help you capture images that astound. For cinematographers and camera operators, the D810 will become one of the most versatile and important tools in your arsenal. With meticulous autofocus, fast frame rates and image processing, smaller file formats, excellent energy efficiency and exciting new capabilities for all manners of shooting, the D810 expands your vision and lets you rethink what’s possible.

1-SensorOne look changes everything

The bar has been raised

The D810 truly raises the bar for image quality and dynamic range. An all-new FX-format full-frame image sensor design—36.3-megapixels with no optical low-pass filter—is paired with Nikon’s innovative EXPEED 4 image processing for flawless detail retention from snow-white to pitch black, beautiful virtually noise-free images from ISO 64 to ISO 12,800, an extremely wide dynamic range, flattering well-saturated skin tones and much more. The combination reveals the true optical precision of NIKKOR lenses, which provide flawless rendering even at these pixel counts. For those seeking the ultimate in D-SLR image quality, the D810 delivers.

2-VideoTake productions to the next level

Outstanding on TV, video and film sets

The D810 is the full-frame D-SLR that cinematographers, camera operators and multimedia photographers have been waiting for. Bring the camera’s remarkable image quality and dynamic range to 1080p videos recorded at 60/50/30/25/24p uncompressed to an external device, compressed to an internal CF/SD card or both simultaneously. Move between dark and light scenes without any iris or frame-rate adjustments thanks to ISO Auto Adjust. Smoothly change a shot’s depth of field with power iris control. Shoot in a flat picture style that enhances dynamic range and streamlines post-production work. Even enjoy broadcast-caliber audio control right in the camera. Let the D810 and the vast collection of NIKKOR lenses take your production to the next level.

3-SpeedCommand performance

Where speed and accuracy converge

The D810 performs with astounding speed and precision. Capture 5 fps at full resolution and in 5:4 crop mode, 6 fps in 1:2 crop mode and 7 fps in DX-crop mode*. Enjoy tack-sharp focus—crucial in high-resolution images—thanks to an Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor that uses 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type sensors, 11 of which work all the way to f/8, plus a new Group Area AF. Internal vibration has been nearly eliminated with a newly designed sequencer mechanism and Electronic Front Curtain Shutter system. You can even quickly spot-check your focus by zooming in 46x on the large 3.2-inch 1,229k-dot display with RGBW alignment and monitor highlights during video capture with zebra striping right in the display. The D810 is as nimble as it is precise.

*When using optional MB-D12 battery pack and EN-EL18a battery (for up to 100 jpeg shots)

4-VersatilityLiberating versatility

Thrilling new capabilities and inspiration

The D810 is a versatile camera for versatile shooters. Produce stunning star-trail images with unlimited continuous shooting—capture images for as long as your battery or memory card will allow. Create smooth, even time-lapse sequences thanks to new Exposure Smoothing. Preserve details in both the shadowy and bright areas of stage performances and other spot-lit situations with Highlight-weighted Metering. Use the D810’s pop-up flash as a Commander for Nikon’s Creative Light System—a major convenience for location photographers. Save your files in a new 12-bit uncompressed RAW size S* format that’s half the size of RAW size L. Wherever your passion and inspiration takes you, the D810 will follow.

*In-camera RAW processing or some retouch options, such as image overlay, cannot be applied.

Nikon also offers a unique Switch and Save promotion on your D810 purchase. This promotion is valid July 17, 2014 through September 30, 2014. Here are the details:

Purchase a Nikon D810 camera body together with any combination of Nikkor lenses or Nikon Speedlights with a purchase total of at least $1750 (exclusive of D810 camera body purchase amount) between the dates of July 17, 2014 and September 30, 2014 and receive a promotional voucher in the amounts described below that is redeemable on future purchases of Nikon imaging products from the Dealer that sold you the products, or if they are not participating, at the Nikon Online Store.

PROMOTIONAL VOUCHER AMOUNTS:

  • Purchase the Nikon D810 camera body together with a combination totaling $1,750 of Nikon NIKKOR lenses and/or Speedlights (exclusive of D810 purchase amount) and receive a Nikon Switch & Save Promotional Voucher in the amount of $200 good towards future Nikon imaging products purchased from the Nikon authorized dealer that originally sold you the products, or if they are not participating, the online Nikon Store.
  • Purchase the Nikon D810 camera body together with a combination totaling $3,500 of Nikon NIKKOR lenses and/or Speedlights (exclusive of D810 purchase amount) and receive a Nikon Switch & Save Promotional Voucher in the amount of $400 good towards future Nikon imaging products purchased from the participating dealer that originally sold you the products, or if they are not participating, the online Nikon Store.
  • Purchase the Nikon D810 camera body together with a combination totaling $7,000 of Nikon NIKKOR lenses and/or Speedlights (exclusive of D810 purchase amount) and receive a Nikon Switch & Save Promotional Voucher in the amount of $1,000 good towards future Nikon imaging products purchased from the participating dealer that originally sold you the products, or if they are not participating, the online Nikon Store.

You can reserve yours today by calling us at (650) 327-8996 and placing a pre-order today. Delivery will start July 17.

Robert L Burrill, A 45th year Retrospective

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June 12–July 9, 2014
Reception: June 21 12:00–4:00PM
Screening of John Wimberley’s Film at 2:00pm
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Artist’s Statement: My photography reflects my painting major with classic composition and tonal range. My vision seeks to find the magic of the artist and the joy of seeing for the first time. One can observe influences of Ansel Adams & Ruth Bernhard, but there is also an appreciation for film making which I have always considered to be the advanced course of photography.

 

My journey has always been after the creative process that finds its secrets revealed in my films.  So lucky was I to have been asked to teach photography back in 1969. Today I only want to be giving back to this remarkable art form that has changed the world.   With Gratitude & Appreciation.