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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    A lot... This is a beauty shot. Not your usual portrait. Most beauty shots you see in the market in magazines have heavy pp on them. Not all my portraits are treated as beauty shots. Thank you for your wonderful comments. I truly appriciate taking the time and commenting.
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Finally my Lumix 45mm f/2.8 Leica glass has arrived. Today I did a fast test snap shot with available light of my dad's portrait with it in our livingroom. Hand held, 1/15 shutter, f/2.8 ISO 160... This is just a re-sized un-edited RAW file saved as jpg... Amazing lens. It has...
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Elena is now married with a baby boy. In other words a young mama. She is Italian. She worked as a model in the past. Manly in Japan. 2 years ago she was in my studio. Hired me to feel good about herself. I guess some ex models can go through such ordeal after becoming a stay at home mom...
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Halloween has come and gone. This is an old image from my archives. Shot with G1 and 14-45mm Lumix lens. I had shot the location. Than photographed my subject in front of a black paper background. I had the intention to create a collage one day. I ended up with this. He is carring his...
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    My Landscapes (An OnGoing Post)

    It was a magical light indeed. Thank you everyone who are encouraging me to keep on sharing my passion. Thank you all visiting here to see my images.
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    I just ordered the Lumix 45mm 2.8 macro lens. I tested it, it is darn sharp. When I receive the actual lens I'll put it into a test. My preffered store is B&H off course. :) I'll shoot some portraits with it. And share it here. I feel like a little girl waiting for the package to arrive...
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    My Landscapes (An OnGoing Post)

    Beleive it or not, this is the same location during winter. The same falls.
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    My Landscapes (An OnGoing Post)

    I shot my hubby's photo with a 0.9 ND filter on tripod. The Moon Over Sunset was shot during our return to home. We stoped at a farm to buy a large bag of carrots. This was the scene across the busy country road. Hand held as composed. Cheers, Hera
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    My Landscapes (An OnGoing Post)

    I will start posting here my landscape series. The first in the series were shot yesterday with Lumix Gh2 Lumix 14-140mm lens. Natural density filter to slow down the shutter, on carbon tripod. Have fun looking at them. I enjoyed shooting them. Cheers, Hera
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Eloise again... Do you want to know how the background was shot: My Photo Ramblings: Cloning Beauty (Montreal portrait photographer) Note: I took away this actual image from the Forum here. I realised it showed a nipple. Sorry.
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    After a long break, I am back posting. The background was shot with Lumix GH2 last Friday. The girl was shot in 2007 with a Canon 10D. The blog post about it is at: My Photo Ramblings: Fall Sonata Portrait (Montreal & Boudoir Photography) Happy Fall everyone. Cheers, Hera
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    We have an AV evening coming up at our local camera club. I created one. Here is the link to Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/50895950 All shot with Lumix GH2 this year in 2012. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends. Cheers, Hera
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    My Adventures With Lumix Fish Eye Lens (on going)

    Two images shot with the fish eye in two very different days and places. Stiched together after. The dog is a great dane called Zara. I am having soo much fun with this lens, it is incredible.
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Yesterday I had fun at an empty historical house. All shot with Lumix GH2 To see many many more photos please visit the blog post below. My Photo Ramblings: One Doorframe, One Hat, Many Moods...by Montreal Glamour Photographer Hera Bell
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    The same couple at their wedding day:
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Coming from film and slide era, comercially I am trained like a dog to shoot perfect frames. Old habits die hard... :)
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    I shot their wedding last summer, I shot few weeks ago her belly with her hubby. Then it will be the baby girl. Life is a cycle, and I love being a part of it.
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    I learn a lesson long ago. Shoot always each shot if you can horizontal and vertical. On the vertical shots leave enough space for a magazine title. In this case if I want a print of this imag I'll crop 2" from the top, to turn it tont a 8"x10" or 11"x14" or 16"x20" print. But this might...
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    Photographing Weddings

    @ pjcard, Thank you for sharing your story. You can't be shy as a wedding shooter, but I also pay attention not to take the center stage at an event like this. It is a very fine delicate line we walk on to.
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    Photographing Weddings

    My Photo Ramblings: Being A Montreal Wedding Photographer I had to share it. Some stories are too good to be true. But this one is. And this was the shot that made her call me: Have great evening. Cheers, Hera
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Yesterday's portrait. I have a funny collage at the Blog today of him and another lady. My Photo Ramblings: Gone Wild In Florence 2012 Single Bowen, with umbrealla. Cheers, Hera
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    I own two 1000 Watts each Bowen strobes. Although I have soft boxes etc, I ONLY use for my shoots an umbrealla. Usually lately single light.
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    Photographing Weddings

    Fresh out of the GH2 SD card. Shot yesterday. The B&W was shot in camera, added tint in PS. Blog post can be read at: My Photo Ramblings: Marriage Of Sandy & Stan in Montreal Photographed By Montreal Photographer Hera Bell When I signed the contract my bride was 40lbs heavier. When...
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Shot the same day, the same dancer in my studio. This one is safe to share here. Single studio light, with GH2 and 14-145mm luix lens. Edited in PS. To read the Blog post: My Photo Ramblings: The Dancing Swan Poetry In Motion
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Yes it is provocative Rafael. :) I am happy it did not shock you that much. hehehe Thank you.
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    I have created an interesting portrait last Monday. It is all about mastering your one studio light. Shot with GH2 and 14-145mm Lumix lens. However I can't post it here. It depicts a male body. WARNING, you see skin... For anyone who wants to see to their own risk please visit the link...
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    My Adventures With Lumix Fish Eye Lens (on going)

    My Photo Ramblings: Getting Creative At Top Montreal Photo Studio Hera Bell A teaser from yesterday's photo session. I used exclusively my Lumix GH2 yesterday. This was the only image I shot with the fish eye. I LOVE this lens for this type of shots. Cheers, Hera Bell
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    Some of my Macro shots with my Lumix (an on-going post)

    Shot with a very old Pentax macro lens on my GH2, with an extention tube. Available light. Blog post about it: My Photo Ramblings: Nature's Magical Colors & Macro Photography
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    If anyone wants to read about my Galaxy SII versus SIII review, and if you have a Galaxy SII now, please read the Blog: My Photo Ramblings: Tomatoes, Gardening & Snapping Shots With Samsung Galaxy SII Thank you mentioning how you did download. Interesting point. I usually connect my...
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Actually when I go for a session at someone's home, I go there with open mind and eyes. I want to capture things between individuals that are real. Not carbon copy of other photographer's photos to emulate. We never invent things as composition. But I have seen many photographers who fallow a...
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Ok I will post an un-edited version as it came out of the GH2 with a Lumix flash pointed towards a white sealing. You will see how it was composed, un-cut, without editing. Just re-sized and signature added in PS. There was a huge skin tone discrepency between the mother and the baby...
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    I just posted a Blog regarding a recent photo that I have shot, which caused a stirr. If you are curious I invite you to go and read it and see some other photos from the newborn shoot I did last Sunday.. My Photo Ramblings: Communicating Through Photography (From Studio Hera Bell)
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    I save the image as a 150 dpi. Download it to my cell phone. Edit it in my cell, then upload it back to my PC and interpolate the image size to 300 dpi.
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    I used several. hmmm, I gotta remember now which one's... Photo Tools, Photo Editor, Camera Zoom FX
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Shot with Lumix GH2 with a portable Lumix flash, edited in cellphone Samsung Galaxy SII. From a recent client's shoot on location (in their living room). Final image is a 20 meg file.
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    The Dance

    Two cameras, one final image. Cellphone Galaxy SII and Lumix GH2... It can be done. Printed on 20"x20" brushed metal. More about it is at my Blog today: My Photo Ramblings: The Dance, Another Wall Art On Metal
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    My Adventures With Lumix Fish Eye Lens (on going)

    My Fish Eye lens adventures at an abandoned second wold war weapons factory. Shot with GH2 on Vibrant film mode. Initially it was built in 1910. The cement parts of the building is still in tact. But floors is full of scary stuff to walk on. It became a heaven for graffitti artists. They...
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    My Adventures With Lumix Fish Eye Lens (on going)

    Yesterday I was at the country side with my hubby. I LOVE Lumix fish eye... Blog post and more images: My Photo Ramblings: Breathing The Air Of The Country Side Happy Saturday everyone. Cheers, Hera
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    Ducks in B&W

    Thank you. ROFL!
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    Ducks in B&W

    My Photo Ramblings: Ducks & CO Shot with GH2 edited in PS. They are not exotic creatures, but I kind of like the dimentionaly in the shot.
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    Visitors On My Deck

    Vancouver.... Wonderful city. The expansive part of wild West of Canada.... What can I say... The more we end the nature's habitat the more nature will moove in our backyards. We never had raccoones. Untill they killed a land and built supermakets on it. Apperantly the animals lived there...
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    Visitors On My Deck

    A mama will attack, indeed. These live next door. They prefere having their party at my backyard and go to sleep at my neighbour's deck. I closed all holes for them to make homes.
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    Visitors On My Deck

    I had to be fast to grab my GH2 and videotape this as it happened. https://vimeo.com/46359388
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    My Adventures With Lumix Fish Eye Lens (on going)

    My Lumix Fish eye was put in great use today. More images will follow soon from today's photo adventure. Self Portrait...
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    Thank you for taking the time dropping by and commenting. Here is a self portrait shot the same day I shot the image above. My reflection... Someone's garbage can always become someone else's found treasure. Cheers, Hera
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    I Shoot Portraits (An On Going Post)

    My Photo Ramblings: My ODE To Censorship The blog boldly tells it all. Happy surfing. The image was actually shot as is in camera. No cropping, full composition. A moment captured is a moment not lost. Cheers, Hera Bell
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    Photographing Weddings

    BRAVO to you... :)
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    Photographing Weddings

    Richard, funny you say this. I end up in photos at people's Facebook pages, and whtever else they spread around on the net. I sometimes come across these images of me by pure chance. Funny. PS: I never put anything anywhere unless I have signed papers. You never know who goes after who...
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    Photographing Weddings

    Very interesting stories. I ran into soo many people from their guests with great cameras and lenses, it is unbelivable. I have no problem with guest trying to shoot what I compose for. At this point, I am well paid, who cares. I will edit better. So I have no insecurity in that...
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