Four Foot Fotos, Ballarat

Steve Barnes

I'm the main photographer at Four Foot Fotos. I started out photography with my daughter who is unable to work, but able to sustain a few hours of activity; and she's crazy about dogs! She also likes alpacas, cats, sheep, horses, possums and almost anything else that breaths! But seriously, it's a real calling for us. I constantly run into people who have lost a pet recently, are missing them terribly and don't have a good photo to help them remember their personally. Life is too short to not take a moment to cement these memories with beautiful pet photography, and I can photograph you with your pet if you want a real momento.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale: Lexi with Kevin & Winnie

“Winnie and Kevin joined our family in 2009 after the loss of our beloved cat. In 2014 our daughter Lexi was born, and Winnie immediately assigned herself to the motherly position of guarding her cot every night. As soon as Lexi outgrew her cot, Kevin took over the babysitting duties. Most nights he can be …

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Ballarat International Foto Biennale: Hannah’s Tigger

Tigger is a 10 month old female French Bulldog. Her favourite thing is playing outside with Hannah, then cuddling up for a nap – although she snores so loudly we can’t hear the TV sometimes! She thinks human  toes are the best thing ever, even more than her old moccasin. She is also very fond …

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Ballarat International Foto Biennale: Gemma’s Lucy

“We found Lucy through a friend who trains Koolie x pups for sheep. He sent us a photo of a pup sitting in a water Trough. Gemma just fell in love with her just by looking at the photo. Gemma finally met Lucy. She smelt like a sheep farm and stunk out the car. Lucy curled …

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Ballarat International Foto Biennale: Bart the Border Collie

Bart is a Wheaton white Border Collie. He’s from a litter of 9. The litter was named after cities in Australia and we were blessed with Bart (Hobart). He is 13 weeks old, he has one blue eye and one brown, as does 4 of his siblings. His hobbies include chewing shoes, digging holes, playing …

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Tails Wag for Photos (The Courier, Thurs 6th September 2019)

The Courier newspaper: Tails Wag For photos

The Courier Thursday September 5th , 2019 It’s very gratifying to get this kind of publicity. My sincere thanks to Michelle & Adam for doing this. The online story came out the night before the print version, and is a bit different. It’s at https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/6367229/tails-wag-for-photo-shoots-with-acclaimed-pet-photographer-steve-barnes-for-bifb/, and it titled “Tails wag for photo shoots with acclaimed …

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Tails wag for photo shoots with acclaimed pet photographer Steve Barnes for BIFB

Tails wag for photo shoots with acclaimed pet photographer Steve Barnes for BIFB

article by Michelle Smith of The Courier, online edition Thursday Sept 5th, 2019 Thanks to Michelle & Adam from The Courier; I got interviewed today regarding the ‘Furry Fotos’ participation by Four Foot Fotos in the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. The article is here: https://www.thecourier.com.au/…/tails-wag-for-photo-shoots…/. I really appreciate the support of the local radio stations and papers.theCourierFind …

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Four Foot Fotos Gift Voucher - customer portion

Would you like a Four Foot Fotos gift voucher?

Would you like a Four Foot Fotos gift voucher for a birthday, Christmas, anniversary or other reason? They come in a nice envelope with a letter inside from me as well, plus a montage of some photos. It’s a really lovely gift, designed with the intent that the person who opens it will take some …

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Photographing a ShihTzu Litter

I photographed this litter in August 2015. It really helped sell these beautiful Shihtzus. We became good friends with the breeders. Our own Wilberforce came from this litter. What a cute huddle they made!  Belcher ShihTzu Puppies, August 2015 Belcher ShihTzu Puppies, August 2015 Belcher ShihTzu Puppies, August 2015 Belcher ShihTzu Puppies, August 2015. The …

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Myer in her mum's wheelchair

Those significant photographs

I delivered three prints of Myer recently. There were technically better photographs than two of these, but they were selected not on technical assessment, but emotional significance. I would never have selected the one in the wheelchair; in truth I would never have taken it if the owner had not requested it. But it’s not …

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