81 Bees Exhibit at KSP

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August 11—September 13, 2016
Reception: August 20th 3:00–5:00PM
KSP Gallery

 

Artists Statement: The 81 Bees is a collective of fine art photographers, will be having a group exhibit at Keeble and Shuchat Photography.

There is powerful inherent beauty in botanicals, encompassing flowers, ferns, cacti, and leaves. Their colors, intricate geometry, shapes, and patterns are dramatic and produce a diverse range of images. The intricacy of botanicals is further revealed when viewed closely. This group of photographs celebrates a personal vision of the splendor and uniqueness of botanicals.

 

Talk Sports Photography with Nikon’s Jeff Mitchell

Join Nikon’s Jeff Mitchell for a casual and informative presentation on sports photography.

This program, sponsored by Nikon, is designed to help you build your photographic skill set. Break away from your work environment for a short period of time to listen, learn, and discuss photography.

The session will run from 11:45 to 1:00 with further time for Q&A after lunch. Although hosted by Nikon, the classes are designed to be brand and device agnostic and all photographers, regardless of experience level, are invited to attend

Jeff Mitchell is a Senior Account Manager @ Nikon and has 40 years experience  with all aspects of photography  He has a passion for helping people capture great images from their life in order to preserve and share special moments. Jeff is well versed in sports, portrait and landscape photography and understands all aspects of Nikon’s system.

Join Jeff for lunch and improve your photography today!

Pentax Medium Format Test Drive

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Saturday Aug 20th, 2016 • 9:30 AM • KSP Pro Store • SKU# 21673 $59.99

Join Pentax’s Don Flaten and the MAC Group’s Ray Olson  on Saturday August 20th for a day of fun and learning. See and experience for yourself the medium format difference. All participants will have the opportunity make images with the Pentax 645Z that they can take home and process with their own RAW workflow.

Click here for more info or to enroll

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Don will introduce you to the camera and the technology that underlies its stellar image quality, and then it is on to shoot. The first shooting experience, lead by Don, with the assistance of KSP’s Randy Hoffman, will give participants an opportunity to make nature and landscape images. Following a short break, we’ll pass the baton to Ray who will lead a studio shooting session.

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All participants will have the opportunity to shoot their own test images with the camera in both the natural environment and with studio lighting. Don’t forget to bring an SD card (Don recommends at least a 16GB Class 10 SD card) so that you can take home your images to process and study.

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Lunch & Learn with Nikon @ KSP

Brown Bag Fridays with Nikon. Bring your lunch to KSP and learn with Nikon!

Join Nikon’s Jeff Mitchell for an entertaining and informative series of casual presentations that will help you build your photographic skill set. These sessions, sponsored by Nikon, are designed to foster an energized, supportive setting for participants to discuss photography and build an enthusiast community. Break away from your work environment for a short period of time to listen, learn, and interact around a stimulating topic.

Our first event will be Friday, August 12th: Sports Photography

Sign-up for Lunch and Learn: Click Here

We will provide coffee, water, and a forum led by Jeff. The session will run from 11:45 to 1:00 with further time for Q&A after lunch. Although hosted by Nikon, the classes are designed to be brand and device agnostic and all photographers, regardless of experience level, are invited to attend

Jeff Mitchell is a Senior Account Manager @ Nikon and has 40 years experience  with all aspects of photography  He has a passion for helping people capture great images from their life in order to preserve and share special moments. Jeff is well versed in sports, portrait and landscape photography and understands all aspects of Nikon’s system.

Join Jeff for lunch and improve your photography today!

Ben Cintz Exhibit at KSP

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July 14—August 10, 2016
Reception: July 17th 1:00–4:00PM
KSP Gallery

 

Artists Statement: Ben’s favorite form of photographic expression is “street photography” which Ben describes as “recording a moment that expresses the relationship of the subject to his or her surroundings.”  The following comment made to him about a series of photographs taken in New York captures what Ben seeks to achieve with his street photos.

Broadly speaking, the images work superbly as a reflection on the human comedy of New York urban life.  I obviously don’t mean comedy in the sense of the images being primarily funny—although there are clearly humorous elements in some of them.  Instead, the photos work together as a kind of celebration of the heterogeneity of American urban life, opening a generous perspective on individual idiosyncrasy and the messy richness of life.  The photos—and your eye—strike me (within these photos at least) as agreeably upbeat, savoring life rather than dwelling on life’s tragic dimensions. (I realize that a documentary photographer, for example, could certainly find photographic traces of deeply sad and indeed tragic stories in Manhattan.  But that’s not at all what you’re up to within this group of images.)

Ben’s work also includes photos that do not fit in the genre of street photography.  The presence of geometric lines, color or shadow may alone serve as the subject of a photograph, as can be seen in some the photographs in the exhibit, which were taken in the United States, Costa Rica, France, Spain, and most recently, Israel.

L1034378Ben began taking and processing photos as a teenager.  His formal study of photography began while a student at Humboldt State University.  He has also taken photography courses and workshops through the de Young Museum Art School, the Leica Akademie, Stanford Continuing Studies, the International Center of Photography, and StreetFoto San Francisco 2016.

His photographs have been published in the Palo Alto Times and the Palo Alto Daily Post.

Ben has a part-time law practice located in Palo Alto specializing in employment law.

Ben can be reached at bcintz@gmail.com or (415) 810-4216.

Exhibit: Wild or Not

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You be the judge.

An exhibit featuring images by members of the Richard Dischler Photo Workshop will be on display in the Learning Center Gallery from June 14 through August 1 2016.

Artist Statement

We homo sapiens are at the top of the food chain in the animal kingdom. In this role, we are often compelled and inspired to capture what we see with a highly sophisticated mechanical device that records for future posterity what our eyes have seen and moves our hearts.

Therefore, members of the Richard Dischler Photo Workshops were invited to submit up five images of those creatures lower on the food chain, also known as animals—wild or not. These creatures include those found in their natural habitat (think jungle), or in captivity (think zoo), or in nature (think yards, gardens, and such), or in your home or someone else’s (think pet). Whether it walks on four legs, flies, swims, or just lounges around on sofas or cages, you are invited to view what delights our interest.

Enjoy our view of the wild and not-so-wild members of our planet.

Takako Matoba Transience Exhibit at KSP Gallery

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June 11—July 11, 2016
Reception: June 11th 2:00–4:00PM
KSP Gallery

Artists Statement:Transience explores our environment in all forms–natural, urban, rural; winters, summers; droughts, rainy seasons. They are fragments, remnants, and/or derivatives of invisible forces that shape and drive changes in our surroundings. They are catalysts to help us reflect on changes that occur in our own lives and examine our feelings, which we tend to forget in the fast pace of contemporary consumer culture.

Takako was born in Tokyo, and lives and works in Oakland. She completed her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University, and MFA in Studio Art from San Francisco Art Institute.

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—Takako Matoba