DIY RSVP to a Superhero Party!

Mlle Belle recently received an invitation to a Superhero Party.  Inside the invitation was a ticket stub and a plain black mask with a little bag of embellishments.  The guests were instructed to create their own masks and come as a known Superhero or as their own superhero figure.  Such a fun idea. I like [...]

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful festive season with your family and friends. We spent New Year’s Eve in Melbourne, on our city balcony in fact.  After dining on fresh seafood and champagne we tucked Mlle Belle into bed and spent the rest of the evening on the balcony listening to the sounds of the [...]

Interview with In An Instant Photography

I’d like to introduce you to Jess Pace, the creative lady behind the company, In An Instant Photography. Jess’ company provides mobile photo shoots for private and corporate functions using digital capture and Polaroid cameras. I love the concept! It’s a fun service that not only provides a fun interactive activity for your party or [...]

Turn Your Photo Into a Polaroid

Here’s a quick and easy way to turn your digital photographs into Polaroids.  I found this downloadable Polaroid template on Jon Dyer’s techie blog.  You can use Photoshop or Gimp* to layer your image on top of the frame and turn any photograph into a Polaroid.  The template conforms to the size of an actual [...]

5 iPhoneography Tips for your Party

Capturing party photos has never been easier now that iPhones and smart phones are such an integral tool in our busy lives. I love to whip out my iPhone camera at a party or event and take a few happy snaps (some happier than others).  There are a few simple tips that I try to [...]

The Art of iPhoneography

There’s a new movement amongst iPhone-owners called iPhoneography – the art of taking photos with your Apple iPhone. With the wealth of photo apps on the market, your iPhone camera actively competes with many point and shoot digital cameras. Let’s face it, the iPhone is the most accessible camera out there. On the weekend I [...]

Madame Bonbon on Instagram

I’m well and truly hooked on Instagram.  I love taking photos and Instagram is a fast and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.  You simply snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel and send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr.  You can [...]

IncrediBooth for your iPhone

Check out this fun little iPhone app, IncrediBooth that lets you create traditional photobooth-style images from your iPhone.  It was created by the guys who brought out Hipstamatic (another groovy iPhone app in it’s day). There are three easy steps to follow: STEP 1: Touch the slider dial and turn it to you desired setting. [...]

Jamie Beck Cinemagraphs

Check out these amazing cinemagraphs (animated GIFs) by Jamie Beck, a very talented NYC based photographer.  A cinemagraph is a GIF that presents itself as a photo but displays only a few subtle details in motion.  The images are actually taken using the video component of a camera.  You then use Photoshop to animate the [...]

How to Look Good in Photos

Have you ever had a photo taken at a party and later that week someone tags you on Facebook and you find yourself cringing at the image?  Join the club!  Well, I’ve found some great tips to help you look good in photographs.  With a little practise, you’ll be picture-perfect in no time. Image source [...]

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