Thursday, October 30, 2014

Portraits Of People Or Portrait Of Birds It Does Not Matter by Montreal Fine Art Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

Yesterday a friend of mine and I, we ventured to photograph the Canadian Snow Geese in Victoriaville Quebec.

 We left Montreal at 9am. We arrived there past 11am. Stayed about till 1.30pm. Then returned home to share a well deserved late lunch and a bottle of wine around 3.40pm.

Here are few results from my snaps.

 I do not claim to be a bird shooter. I am a portrait photographer. This was my first time ever experiencing to photograph these type of birds. This being said.

As you can see it is a huge colony.


Most photos I have seen over the years shows them flying in groups or when they are on the ground the background is full of birds.  I photographed them in flight as well.

I guess my portrait background kicks in even when I will photograph a bird. I try to capture the individual bird with uncluttered backgrounds exposing their behaviors.

This approach can also be described as reportage style. Show everything about them. Their environment but also the bird itself. 

 My approach does not change when I will photograph weddings, events and editorial shoots. Always trying to emphasize the beauty of the subject.

Consider it that we can't direct birds in the wild, but I know how to direct human beings in front of my camera.

Sunset moon below was shot at my driveway yesterday.

The landscape was shot from a moving car. I was the passenger.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Montreal Fine Art Glamour Portait Photographer Hera Bell's Photgraphy Exhibit in 2014

My recent photo exhibit's audio visual.

Thank you everyone who visited and signed my guest book.
Realize all the possibilities
Understand the designs of destiny
People do what they do best
Judging those unique from the crowd
Blessing of life does not rewind
So engineer dreams into reality
Manifest greatness in every thought
Listen to the melody of your glory song
Wave of negativity does not belong on your shore
Let it flow back to the ocean it came from.

 With Love
(unknown author)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Capturing That WOW CLASSIC Wedding Photo by Montreal Fine Art Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

When we go "WOW" at some wedding photography I always analyze what makes a WOW wedding photo.


Almost every wedding photo people would go WOW to is all about location.

 Number 2: The Bride's gown... YUP...

Number 3: The magical light, clouds, rain,snow, weather conditions. etc

Number 4: The poses and the composition. I have seen often a photo that has all of the above elements in it, but the photographer did not direct the couple well, therefor the pose looks unnatural, posed, too fake...

So what happens, if it is a wedding that the bride and the groom DO NOT want to venture out of the hotel where everything will take place?

This happened to me in August 1998. We were at a downtown hotel. Hotel Bonaventure, it was a Jewish wedding. Second time for the bride and the groom. They had kids and close friends and family.

I will share with you two pages from their album. In each page, one image was shot on the hotel grounds the other image is a total digital collage, can you guess which one?
If you do not want your wedding photos to be outdated in the years to come, STAY AWAY FROM FUNKY TRENDS.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

"Rituals Of Belonging" Is Now Open Till November 9 2014 In Montreal


                                    Rituals Of Belonging 2014 Hera Bell's Solo Exhibit

                                                Just follow the link to see teaser photos.