Paws4Art is a fine arts studio, owned by partners Donnasue Jacobi and Fred Roessler. They have been creating fine art photography together since 1985. Fred creates his fine arts photographs using traditional film and darkroom processes. He concentrates on visual images to capture the character of older forgotten places and times. Fred also specializes in pet portraits and uses a digital camera for pet portrait montages that Donnasue uses to design a personal photography book of your day with them and your beloved pets. He loves working with dogs to create a lasting imagery of beloved pets. His photography is offered for private and corporate collections. Donnasue is also a print maker and book artist/designer. She combines her love of design, hand-bound bookbinding, and photography to teach fun art classes for most age groups and skill levels. She also accepts commissions for a wide variety of custom books and greeting cards for personal and business needs.

Galleries List
Body Parts Gallery
Body Parts
Books Gallery
Books
Candy Caddies Gallery
Candy Caddies

Cards Gallery
Cards
Clay Monoprints Gallery
Clay Monoprints
Creatures Gallery
Creatures
Dog Portraits Gallery
Dog Portraits
Dogs at Play Gallery
Dogs at Play
Filoli Gardens Gallery
Filoli Gardens

Florals Gallery
Florals
Historical Towns & Parks Gallery
Historical Towns & Parks
Horses Galley
Horses


Hostess Paper Gifts Gallery
Hostess Paper Gifts
Inner Gardens Gallery
Inner Gardens
Landscapes Gallery
Landscapes

Lavender Paper Gifts Gallery
Lavender Paper Gifts

Recycled Calendars Gallery
Recycled Calendars Paper Gifts
Still Life Gallery
Still Life

Sunflowers Gallery
Sunflowers

Trains Gallery
Trains
Willowside Ranch Gallery
Willowside Ranch


Dogs at Play

This photographic project stretched my artistic and technological abilities to learn about my digital camera and create that one composition that focused solely on the movement of a dog’s body who was playing with total joy at top speed. During these 50 days I calculated that I shot between 20,000–40000 pictures with my Nikon D70 DSLR. I set the camera to auto mode and just fired away. Many of the pictures could be used in a flip book that would give the appearance of an old fashioned movie as the pages are fanned. I think I ended up with about 3000 good shots from which the final 50 were selected. Editing each dog’s session was the most difficult as many did end up being very cute and showed the strength, speed and personality of the dogs
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50-50 Sanchez Gallery Project, August 2011

I wanted these photos to show the pure joy of the dogs playing and romping with each other really living in the moment. Dogs chasing each other with the goal of getting a ball, finding a leaf and running with wild abandon to get a puppy friend to join in the chase. As you can see all of these dogs were smiling and having the best time of their lives. The owners too had a great time watching and working with me to keep these 4-footed marvels playing so I could get lots of images.

I am grateful to the Sanchez Gallery for allowing me to participate in this wonderful program along with many artists and their concepts of 50-50, and to the owners of these wonderful dogs.



Contact Information: PAWS4ART
Donnasue Jacobi
P.O. Box 1545
San Andreas, CA 95249
PHONE: 209-754-907



Notes:

Free photo shoots during 2013

Holiday Cards from your pooch
Sep 28 & 29 from11 a to 4pm, call to schedule your time – all pets welcome (and their humans).

Check out our other website:
www.justlikehomepets.com

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All photos are copyrighted ©Fred Roessler and ©Donnasue Jacobi, all rights reserved. See the contact information for licensing usage.
I also offer prints, singly or in folio sets, please contact me for more information.