Friday, July 24, 2015

The Art Of Giving A Photography Gift Certificate by Montreal Glamour Boudoir Portrait Photographer Studio Hera Bell

Yesterday I delivered one of my new gift certificates to a very happy client. Couple of ladies got together to purchase this gift certificate to their co-worker who was turning 50. She was not expecting this new elaborate design. I wish I had taped her face when I showed it to her.

 I have created this handcrafted package all by myself. The person who receives it will explore it layer by layer. To me a luxury item's gift wrapping is as important as the gift itself.

Inside of the plain white envelope which it wrapped in luxurious double sided ivory thick satin ribbon, they will discover another amazing envelope, which one side is covered with a beautiful velvet flock design surface, the opening has a dye cut guipure lace and a crystal. The actual invitation has my seal logo sticker and it is embossed with my initials. You open that, you see an ivory pearled stationary where actually the text of what the gift is about is printed on.

To read and see what this highly personalized photography gift certificate involves and means you can visit the link below.


And this is how that gift certificate looks like.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Testing At Night The New Android Cell Phone Samsung Galaxy S6 by Montreal Photographer Hera Bell

I have recently returned from Venice from a two weeks trip.

I have put to test my new Samsung Galaxy S6's camera almost every day during this trip.

Very sharp, very clear, low grain at night shots high quality and large image files.

I also did video with it. Especially at night during almost pitch black situations its capacity shines though.

Here is an example.

To see the files larger just click on to the images.

After editing, the result is below. I just did bring out the details and used Noise Ninja to smoothen the grain.
And the video sample.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

About The Bully by Montreal Glamour Make Over Boudoir Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

When anyone tries to bully you, the reason behind it all is to turn the attention towards themselves and meanwhile their entire purpose with this cowardly act  is to cut you into pieces and they want you to react and feel hurt.

Stand TALL. Ignore. Shake it off. Ignoring the bully is the best way to get back at them.

A bully thrives on controlling a group of people by directing them to gang up on others. Meanwhile that same leader bully tries to show a friendly face towards the bullied. Bullies are insecure controlling cowards. Their insecurities make them suffer from the disease called envy.

Several years ago I watched a great play about this at Centaur theatre. I wish I remembered the play's title.

Thank you George aka DarkAngelOne   for creating these two fabulous animated gifs below of my photo "Getting Bullied" from "Emotion In Motion" series. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. George is a legally blind Amerindian photo animator. He is extremely creative.
You either repulse the poison implied to you by others.
Or you let it in and get hurt. The choice is very clear. You are the master of your own universe.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

About Relationships And Friendships by Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

Most friendships or most relationships are like a pair of shoes. You got to wear them out, only in time they will show if they were a good fit for you. Sometimes you are better off running shoeless to feel the difference.  Often we push ourselves to fit in a pair shoes out of desperation much like friendships Just because we don't want to feel lonely, or the shoe looks good but feels bad.

Do not forget. We are our choices in life. Much like our choices in our relationships.

Patrick was photographed in my studio in 2004.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Centaur Theatre Launches its 2015-2016 Season by Montreal Photographer Hera Bell

I am proud to be the photographer behind the 2015-2016  season's theme poster and the play posters. yay. now we can show the results. no more secrets. The much awaited media launch happened yesterday.

When Centaur's graphic designer Steve proposed me as the photographer to create the photos to the theatre's artistic director Roy, I was quite excited to undertake such task and achieve the very specific visions of 3 people. Steve, Roy and Eloi the communication director.

After few email exchanges with Steve, we had a very productive lunch meeting at my place, where I cooked, we ate, drank and brain stormed about the direction we were about to take.

I went ahead and booked few people for the shoot. As some of the play's actor's were not casted yet.

The two full days of shoots happened at the main stage. 7 sets, over 600 shots, then putting it together in two separate meetings with the boys.

We achieved in a very tight schedule (about 10 days from the shoot to completion) what you are about to see below.

As they say, I am not sad it ended, I am happy it happened.

Thank you boys. It was a great privilege to cooperate with you all 3.

6 plays which 4 of the play rights are Canadian women, which are represented in one theme poster "Luminosity"

Roy's fast sketch the day of the first shoot , photographed by me under available light with my cell phone.

The Brochure for 2015-2016 Season At Centaur.
Did I mention that I have a fear of falling? photo snapped during our shoot by Steve Ross.

At the media launch

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Power Of Gold Audiovisual by Montreal Glamour - Boudoir Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

During my travels to Thailand, I witnessed Buddhist placing 24 karat gold leaves on Buddha’s statue at their temples.  I must admit, this has fascinated me.

Every temple is covered with gold in Thailand. The Burmese burnt the Thai city Ayutthaya just to melt and steal the gold on the entire city’s temples and architectural structures. Today when you visit the city, it stands in ruins reminding us the greed of human kind towards the power of Gold.

I am deeply affected by human kind killing their own kind. Unfortunately we never learn from our history.

In my recent photography project which you can see in this audio visual, I used 24 karat gold leaves directly from Thailand.

Everything in this video has for me deep symbolism. Gold is a beautiful precious metal. I used it on my beautiful chocolate skin muse Widline.

I will let you ponder on who we are as a human race today. Nothing much has changed since our existence.

Thank you,
Hera Bell

Concept, art direction, photography, styling, hair and make up was all done by yours truly.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Two Images, One International Competition 4th Place By The Jury And By The Crowd by Montreal Glamour Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

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I love entering competitions with my images.

I do not often just aim to win, but to see the reaction.

I have recently entered an international  photo competition.

The theme was: Fashion & Beauty

339 images have entered. You could enter two images only.
55879 votes were casted by the crowd formed by other member photographers at Photocrowd.

One of my images became 4th chosen by the crowd. Here is a screen grab below. You can see it larger just click on the image below.

The other one became 4th by the expert jury. Here is a screen grab below . You can see it larger just click on the image below.

Opinions matter for me. It only makes me a better photographer. Thank you Photocrowd.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lux Perfume Ad Campaign Photographic Creativity Does Not Need Eyes

I have always said. The camera is just a tool. In the hands of a creative artist it becomes magic. In the hands of a technician it is just a tool of the trade. I want all my blog followers to watch the 3 av's in red texts. And then tell me if I am wrong. Have a wonderful day.

To me photography has always been capturing a feeling, not recording reality. A feeling can't be seen, it is only felt. You can't become a successful  artist overnight by emulating others.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Simply Jessica Another Glamour Make Over Boudoir Session Bites The Dust By Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

January 3 2015, this was the years first glamour make over boudoir portrait session.

My client is Jessica, a 26 years old beautiful young Armenian lady.

No need to say much. The photos will always speak for themselves.

I promised like usual 20 different shots, we ended up with 21 photos.

Enjoy the visual journey. And the 10"x10" amazing album that I have created with 20 thick laminated pages printed on high quality photo paper. The pages are flush mount and it makes a great  coffee table book.. A true conversation piece. The price $250.00 Canadian. Yeah! High quality product for an amazing value.

The contact sheet of the entire results