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Breed of the Month: French Bulldog Photography

Have you heard about our exciting new program? It's called 'Breed of the Month' and features a new breed (or mix) each month. All dogs (or their owners) of that breed who begin their studio collaboration within that month receive $500 to invest toward archival prints. It's simple: Pick up the phone or visit our website to schedule your Creative Consultation, come into the studio and confirm a session for anytime of year, and you'll reward yourself with huge savings.

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This month's breed is French Bulldogs!

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What breed will be next, you ask? Well, that's for us to know and you to find out. So keep an eye on our blog, Facebook and Twitter feeds to stay up to date with Breed of the Month.

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NEW INSTANT DOG PORTRAITS//BAY AREA'S BEST DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN

A new favorite image from my ongoing Instant Dog Portrait series with The Impossible Project's PZ600 instant film. I'll be teaching a CLASS with The Impossible Project on Aug 28, 2011 at their famed New York gallery space. If you've got a soul at all- you'll be moved by The Impossible Project's creative drive, fearless exploration of instant photographic processes, and gorgeous new generation instant films (that all work with your old Polaroid cameras). It's exciting to see instant film come back to life, and I'm excited to talk to my New York students about these new films, how to get perfect exposures, and how to work with a live dog model.

 

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DOGS IN THE WORKPLACE (CLYDE)//BAY AREA'S BEST DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN

Today's DIWP (that's my new tag for 'Dogs in the Workplace', FYI) features Clyde (the studly French Bulldog) and his awesome mom, Letitia. Letitia and I are buddies because we're both addicted to posting cute pictures of our dogs on Twitter. Clyde and Letitia work for a technology company in Boston, MA (wootwoot, my home town). Here are her thoughts on Dogs in the Workplace:

"I’m a senior graphic designer & production manager at small company with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, located just outside of Boston. After freelancing for a few months, we officially hired Clyde the French Bulldog in February of 2010 as “El Jefe” of our Engineering, Operations, Content, and Design departments. (That’s “Chief” for all you non Spanish speaking people.) Clyde’s not involved in any financial aspects of the company for fear that he would blow everyone’s salaries on Himalayan bones instead of actually cutting paychecks every two weeks.

Although hired for the important role of El Jefe, turns out Clyde’s not so good at managing projects or employees. However, he IS a master crumb hunter, greeter, prankster, and snoopervisor. He also sits in on conference calls, attends company meetings, inspects packages before they’re shipped, and warns us of solicitors who occasionally slip through the front door.

The best benefit of having Clyde at work every day is simply the smile he brings to our faces. He’s always happy to see all of his coworkers and is a great little guy to cheer someone up if they’re working on a tough project or make you laugh when it’s time for that afternoon break. Most everyone stops by our office to say hello to him, sit down on the ground to wrestle with him, toss treats into his mouth, or bring back a mangled Wubba he may have left behind in their office. He’s also a good lap warmer for those days when it’s a little chilly.

Our company’s mission is to (Snoop Dogg/Old School reference coming up) make money money make money money. Clyde’s personal mission is to save money money save money money money for more and more treats. I suppose they go hand in hand. In all seriousness, Clyde the French Bulldog has nothing to do with our company’s product, so I am very fortunate that he is able to come to work with me. Of course, outside of our 9-5 job, we do volunteer for the French Bulldog Rescue Network and that’s where Clyde really shines. He’s a good little ambassador for the rescue."

 

 

If you didn't notice, Letitia is a great photographer. I bet you could even hire her to photograph your dog. If Clyde says it's ok. Thanks for the input, guys! See you around BeanTown. Go Celtics!

(all photos by: Letitia Wallace)

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Turtle, the tiny gremlin

I'm very excited about this whole new *blog* thing because it's an excuse to finally post all the funny outtakes from my sessions. When I bring my clients back in to the studio to for their final Presentation, I usually show them around 20 or so of my favorite images. I make large scans of my negatives, which are then projected onto the back wall- it's a really fun way of going over the work and always incites a lot of emotion. But- what about the outtakes, the stuff that I don't show?  Turtle (this amazing, full brindle French Bulldog) had the zooms when I arrived, so we got to just play for the first half hour or so. I was lying on the floor, using my waist-level view finder which allows me to get a very low, dog POV angle, simultaneously snapping the shutter and playing fetch.

Turtle's mom had an amazing apartment on Guerrero, with a perfect patio in the back. Turtle showed us his awesome dribbling skills with his mini pink soccer ball. I think it was getting stuck on his teeth. So cute! Aside from being completely gorgeous, sweet and very well trained, Turtle is also a Therapy Dog!! Thanks for a great session, Turtle. That was a lot of fun.

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