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


Making a Photograph

I shoot with small, medium and large format cameras. Which camera I use depends on numerous factors, many of which are completely subjective. I like the resolution and the grain free smoothness of large format. But I tend not to enlarge my images greatly. I can get fairly high-resolution images from small format cameras. My favorite films are slow speed black and white films with fine grain and high resolving power. However, life does not happen at slow speeds so I often use moderately high speed films that allow me to hand hold a small or medium format camera and still keep control of the motion.

I do all my own film processing. My images are tradition silver gelatin prints made by me in a traditional chemical darkroom.

I will shoot in any light but the light I prefer is the soft light of an overcast day or the light coming through a north-facing window.



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

Current Exhibits


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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.