www.capturedmiracles.org links

Help Spread the Word

I would like to invite anyone that would like to help spread the word.
If you have a blog or site, please download the images off my "gallery" and post them on yours with the web/blog address. I know that is will be huge help in spreading the word.

Many of you have asked when and where, you will be able to buy these photos? go to the link below or Click on the image of Christ to the bottom right of this message.
www.capturedmiracles.org is the official website

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A couple EASY ways you can help spread the word:

Come to exhibit and bring your friends and family, and share this invite with all you know.
• Become a FAN on FACEBOOK it is under "Captured Miracles Collection by Helen Thomas Robson" and share with all your facebook contacts to become a fan too.
Display your print in your home, and tell others about our mission to help children with the funds we raise. Encourage them to visit our site and display a print in their home as well. http://www.capturedmiracles.org
• If you have a website or blog put a link to our site and blogs. Make a post about the project and display your favorite prints (you are welcome to grab images off my blog site that you can put on your own. http://capturedmiracles.blogspot.com. (these are just a few images you can choose from you are welcome to choose others as well)
Share contacts you many have to children's foundations or causes that we can talk with them about helping them raise funds for their cause with our exhibit. (email me at helen@bounceproduction.com or call me 480-221-5600 with info)

Exhibit on Friday, September 11th

Event is Friday, September 11th,
from 5pm to 7pm

On the anniversary of 9-11, what an wonderful event to have
that is focused on helping others. Please Join us.

At: Rockin R Ranch
6136 East Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85206

Im putting this on for all the models that participated in the creation of "Captured Miracles", and their friends and family. BUT Anyone is invited to come.

After over a year of working on this collection it is finally finished with prints ready to exhibit and also your prints ready to give to you for participating. I will have all the model's prints at the exhibit for you to pick up.

I am hosting an art exhibit to share with you the final images of the collection, (this will be the only time the collection will be exhibited as a whole) also to share with you "Art To Connect The Heart Exhibit Series" a way that children's foundations can use this collection to raise funds for their cause. The exhibit will be displayed from 5-7 and a short presentation of how we are helping foundations with "Art To Connect The Heart Exhibit"

A special prize will be given for two contests.
1-for the family or individual, that has the most guest over the age of 18 that attend the exhibit that night.
2-for the family or individual, that has the most prints that are purchased that night (there will be a 20% discount to all in attendance that purchase or order that night)
(be sure to tell your guests to sign in with your name for credit to the contest)

I am so excited about all the children we will be able to help with this collection. Please share this invite with others. Thank you so much for your help.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Art To Connect The Heart Exhibits"

"Art To Connect The Heart Exhibits"

This is a monthly exhibit of Captured Miracles that will be starting soon. The exhibit will be held at a different location and be sponsored by a different foundation each month. Only 8 to 12 works will be exhibited each time. This will be an opportunity for the sponsoring foundation or businesses to share information about their cause, and through art, connect to your heart, and share with you how you can make a difference.

We could use your help now in getting things started.
Below is a list of different topics that the Captured Miracles Images represent. We are looking for foundations that we can contact and work together with them in getting the word out about their cause. If you know of any foundations that you have a connection to, or just love as a foundation, please leave a comment below. This info will be sent to our office and any private information will be pulled before publishing the comment. (private info such as contact name and numbers, emails etc.) or you are welcome to contact us by
clicking here and submit the info.

strengthening the family
strengthening mother and daughter relationships
nightmares and over coming fear
friendship groups
hypno birhting
mid wives
home birth
children’s leadership
pro life
Homeless teens/ shelters
foster care
disaster relief
battered women and children shelters
postpartum depression
drug and alcohol
baby safe haven
saving the earth
helping 3rd world countries
miracle births
sexual abuse
families of soldiers
families of fallen soldiers
teens saying no to drugs
downs syndrome
mother support groups
christian youth groups

Take a look at our gallery and If you have any other ideas of topics that we can help that are not listed, please share. Right now we are looking foundations or businesses that would like to do an exhibit the 2nd Friday of September and 2nd Friday of October.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stand for the Family

The author of Stand for the Family, Sharon Slater and her PR Cecily Markland, came to one of my art exhibits of Captured Miracles. They loved the collection and the style so much they asked me if I would consider doing a shoot for the cover of their book. This is a step by step of the image, a creation from Raw photo image to final layout. We were all very excited with the way it turned out. Hope you like it too.

Image 1
From the Shoot Sharon and Cecily picked out their favorite pose and flag shot. There was one thing that we needed to change and that was the daughter on the end. (Thanks to Davin and Tracy Hansen Family, our wonderful models)

Image 2
Showing her more engaged in the shot, I ended up photo shopping her from another shot in 2 steps. One with her body more bent and pushing, and 2nd I used her head from another shot from that and had it more tilted up. I feel this really helped the shot come together as a whole.

Image 3
I just loved this sky and knew with some color correction and textures it would look amazing with the sunset. There were a couple of things I needed to eliminate, the branch on the right side and upper corner and the tigs hanging down from the top.

Image 4
Now for the fun parts begin, adding intensifying color ....and changing out the family to the family grouping I already tweaked.

Image 5
Their Graphic Designer, Leslie Thompson (brilliantly talented women) asked me if I could frame the family more with branches. This is a raw image before the cropping. I like how it can show you how and were the branches were moved and added. One thing that is great about textures that are added at the end is that it helps to hide and mask seams. Which helps save a lot of work of blending and erasing that I would of otherwise would need to do to really help it look "not photo shopped". There are 2 textures added to this image, the bottom first layer is a layer that has brush strokes to it, to add a painting feel to it and help pop the yellows.

Image 6
This is a final cropping of the full image shot. Cropping out unneeded parts of the image and helping to finish it off. The 2nd layer was a layer that helped to pop the color to be a more intense gold tone with an aged look to it. You will notice in the final image for the Cover we ended up spreading the 2nd texture over the whole image instead of keeping it in the one squared area around the family. Even though Leslie and I both liked this effect we were worried that it might cause problems in the final cutting of the book. We didn't want to chance the odds of the image being laid not exact in dimention with the edges of the book. This would show to much if that were to happen. So we stretched it all the way across the book

Image 7
The final book cover. I just love how Leslie did the typography. It is so strong and bold, yet has a soft approcable feel to it. (it is so cool how she did this cover, the graphics make it look like a movie poster.) I am excited for the book to come out and to read it. Sharon has been apart of foudations, and boards that help to instill and fight in areas that help to strengthen the families in our nation. Be sure to read it and share it with others if this is a concern for you. Standing for the Family.

Image 8
this is the banner that they will use in ads and websites.

I am going to get a website from Cecily and Sharon to put on her about their book, so check back.
Also here is contact info for Leslie Thompson, she is amazing to work with.

Leslie Thompson

Graphic Design

ph (480) 988-2271