Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Now Playing

Now Playing at the forest kineto theatre

The Tourist

Jan. 1,2,4

All seats $5  Doors open at 7:30 Showtime 8:ooPM

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

20 Things I Learned

Many of you picked up a new computer or wireless router for Christmas during  this past holiday season – so I thought I would pass on this very cool little site to help out with getting more out of your new toy…I mean investment!  This site thoroughly goes over: The Cloud, Internet ID’s, Web Apps, Protecting Your Privacy, and so much more.  You can check it out at


Monday, December 27, 2010

The Winner

Many of you were curious to know the winner of the Turkey & Family Shoot – so here it is…Beth Woods from Forest area became the proud owner of a 15+ kg Turkey this past Christmas Eve, will post her family picture after she sets a date :D  Congratulations Beth!

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Enjoying The Season


Enjoying the season with family and friends, and feeling blessed to really know it’s true meaning!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Help For Photographers

Sarah Petty of The Joy Of Marketing gives free teaching through online webinars on a variety of topics for photographers.  January has a whole new line up, check it out HERE, and sign up it’s free – kind of like a Christmas Present from Sarah herself!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Win Your Christmas Turkey & Shoot From Captured Innocence!

No, it’s not a turkey shoot !  It’s so much easier!  All you have to do is “Like” the Captured Innocence Photography Facebook Page and leave a comment, OR - If you Already “Like” Captured Innocence Photography? Refer Someone – be sure they note “referred by” in the comments section. The more referrals, more chances to win!

Draw Will Happen On December 24th!  Have Fun!!!



A Social Network Christmas

A social media twist-telling the story of the birth of Jesus – Enjoy!

Friday, December 17, 2010


spudz-banner Spudz is yet another really good gadget for photographers.  The company actually goes beyond the field of photography with their products, but the product I wanted to show you is specifically for photographers.  It’s basically a lens cloth, but a very smart lens cloth.  Not only does it come in it’s own handy packaging which can be clipped to your Shoot Sac or Black Rapid etc., but the cloth itself is actually 18% grey!  Fantastic for getting your lighting right in those tricky situations.  You can check out Spudz at

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Now Playing

Now Playing at the forest kineto theatre

Due Date

All Seats $5  Doors open at 7:30pm  Showtime 8:00pm

Dec. 17,18,19,21

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Local Bluewater Recycling Notice

Due to our weather conditions over the last couple of weeks there have been some missed pick up dates.  Bluewater Recycling has posted the following additions for local pick up:

Special Collection Notice!

Attention: Snow Day

After careful review of local roads conditions with the Ministry of Transportation, the Ontario Provincial Police, and local roads crew, the Bluewater Recycling Association regretfully announces that, as a result of the state of emergency in place in some areas and continuing adverse conditions, the following routes have been cancelled or postponed. The changes affect the following areas:

December 13th
Oil Springs
Bluewater (Parts of the Lake Area between Hendrick and Centennial Rd.)

December 14th
Lambton Shores (Thedford, Arkona, and area)
Southwest Middlesex (Ekfrid)
South Huron (Part of Stephen area between Highway 81 and the Goshen Line)

December 15th
Middlesex Centre (Delaware)
North Middlesex
South Huron (Except Huron Park)
Lambton Shores (Forest)
Perth East (Ellice)
Morris Turnberry

These areas have been postponed for a special collection on:

Friday December 17th
Oil Springs area,
Strathroy-Caradoc area (Wednesday Route)

Saturday December 18th
Thedford and Arkona area,
Strathroy-Caradoc area (Tuesday Route),
Ekfrid area,
Stephen area missed on Tuesday,
Rural parts of Morris Turnberry
Monday December 20th
Bluewater Lake area missed on Monday.

The rest of our vehicles are currently out for regular collection, however due to the hazardous snow conditions currently in effect over the area, it may be possible that some areas will be missed on Wednesday, December 15th. We recommend that you keep your material until the next scheduled collection, if possible. Thank you for your understanding.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may have created. If you have any questions or concerns please call extension 228 or check our website frequently. Thank you.

Last updated Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:04 AM

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Alex & Leah

Winter wedding photos in the newly landscaped central area in Thedford.  It was chilly, but well worth it as Alex and Leah celebrated their marriage this past Saturday.  The Bride was dressed smart with an added touch of cozy – striped toe socks.  And the Thedford Presbyterian Church looked Gorgeous with the massive tree and a bounty of meaningful Christmas Poinsettias.  Rev. Dr. Christine O’Reilly preformed the ceremony followed by a very intimate dinner downstairs put on by the ladies and gentlemen of Knox.  Special thanks to Anne Marie Zavitz-Low for assisting at this wedding.  A very thoughtful and classy day for the young couple!  Congratulations Alex and Leah!

Music by The Trans Siberian Orchestra  “Carol Of The Bells”


Monday, December 13, 2010

White Out!

It’s been off an on white out conditions in our area, and not only did the children get a snow day from school, but my hubby couldn’t make it in to work either due to road closures – Yeah for me!

So, it’s a day for hot chocolate – and playing with the snow blower!  Earlier today I was blowing out the sidewalk and our son came up to me with his little blue shovel and says “Hello Mommy, you look like you could use a little help” – he got rewarded later for his hard word with a little fort by Daddy!


Snow Fort

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Family Fun Time

How to you get 2 adults and 7 children to sit for a family picture during the Christmas Season?  I don’t think there is a clear cut answer to that question.  But, in this case, these little ones were fantastic!!!  We kept the shoot very brief, and were rewarded with some bright happy smile…and then the lollipops came out!  Great Job Ferrier Family!!!

  Ferrier 2   Ferrier 3A

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Web Server Issues

Sadly we are having some server issues and I am unable to make posts that require any content, even the size of a very small image.  Problem has gotten worse since Thursday.  So I wait with the rest of our little village….or maybe this gives me a good excuse to visit a Tim Horton's with Wi-Fi :)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Cutting Back On The Holiday Hydro Bill

Hydro Bills have absolutely gotten out of control lately!  Transportation fees are a huge contributing factor on the bill, and then of course there’s our HST to add things up too.  Well, with lemons comes lemonade right?….Enjoy!Green Lights

This image was posted on  A fun sight filled with themes and contests for photographers and post production artists at all levels.  The coments below this read: “Since everyone is "going green". The new tradition is to catch fireflies to light up our tree this year!!  Please view full :) and thanks to Katinka Kober for the jar photo :)”

Great Imagination And Skill To Pull This Off!

Now Playing

Now Playing at the forest kineto theatre

Morning Glory

Dec. 10,11,12,24

All Seats $5  Doors Open at 7:30PM  Showtime 8PM

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Photoshop User TV

I have enjoyed the tips and tricks of this online program for probably a couple of years now.  It’s filled with great tutorials and insider information for Photoshop and Lightroom users on every level.  Each week the guys put together several tutorials, a contest, and of course, show off the latest Photoshop User Magazine.  What’s more…the cast includes Canadian, Dave Cross, who each week proudly wears his Canadian attire :D.  Episodes can be downloaded as well for review.  Check it out at PHOTOSHOPUSERTV.COMimage

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Roll Over Santa Baby!

Meet little man Austin!  This adorable little guy came by this morning for his photo shoot as he prepares for his very first Christmas!  Austin also decided to show off this morning by demonstrating his first roll over – Congratulations little guy!!

Austin3 Austin 2rsAustin 5 Austin 4  Austin 1 rs

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Spider Camera Holster

Spider-Holster 4Another great tool I found last year while researching lens carrying options was the Spider Camera Holster.  Unfortunately it wasn’t exactly a lens holding unit, but actually works better for those who specifically like to carry more than one camera instead of changing lenses.  The Spider Camera Holster like the Black Rapid, allows you to take the tension from your neck by putting the weight at your waist.   In addition the Spider Camera Holster has the optional side padded belt, though, the spider mechanism itself can be used with a regular pant belt.  One issue the Spider was able to overcome in comparison to the Black Rapid is the ability to mount your camera onto a tripod without disassembling the product – though – chances are, if you’re wearing a Black Rapid, you likely aren’t using a tripod.

Spider Holster 1 Spider-Camera-Holster 3 

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Photographer Gift Ideas

RS-4Just another gift idea for the photographer in your life.  Actually this is a bit of a double hitterProductFB but similar concepts.  The concept for the Strap Buddy is to use the camera strap that comes with your camera, I would say at least 90% of DSLR owners use the included camera strap, the strap that attaches on the top two clips of your camera,and rarely feels comfortable.  Black Rapid came out with a way around this with their RS-4 Black Rapid and special attachment.  Then they bettered themselves by coming out with the, Women's version, the RS-W1 that crosses more comfortably in the front.  Both of the products are fantastic, well built, and consumer friendly.  It’s a good concept, and the makers of the Strap Buddy seemed to have a similar idea, (though I can’t say I know much about their safety features like Black Rapid) creating their attachment, and supplying it, as a stand alone product.  The downfall of course comes if you SBtopsideare wanting to put your camera onto a tripod R-3at  some point, you would need to remove the attachment button whether using the Strap Buddy or Black Rapid product.  On the up side however, the Black Rapid product does offers the user an easy detachable clip, several safety features, and a number of add-ons,  putting  the Black Rapid product way ahead in my mind as the product to get whether you are a hobbyist or pro. ….Stay tuned to see the product I would suggest ( after much research! ) for those who use the hand strap rather than included camera strap.

Friday, December 03, 2010

At The Races

Like any area of photography, sports photography has its on set of challenges.  Being able to find and focus in on your subject in a split second, and getting that tack sharp action can be your biggest challenge.  Here are a few tips on getting your action shots – maybe even some shots of the kids as they are racing around at Christmas this year!

1.  Know your sport.  The better you know your sport ie. hockey, the more you will understand the game, and be able to anticipate the players next move.

2.  Increase Your ISO Settings.  Higher ISO settings will allow you to use higher shutter speeds when lighting conditions are less than ideal.  Be careful not to go too high though or you will have grainy images.

3.  Fast Shutter Speed.  Be sure to use faster shutter speeds ie. 1/800 sec  and higher.  These images below were all shot at 1/1600 sec F4.5 ISO 400

4.  Take Lots Of Shots.  It’s Digital – so go ahead – Take Lots!  Chances are by doing so you’ll catch something amazing!

Horse 1 Horse 2 Horse 3

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Now Playing

Special Note:

just a heads up - Many may not realize this, but kineto also sells cards for $20 that give you 5 admissions for the price of 4!

Now Playing at the Forest Kineto Theatre


Dec. 3,4,5,7

Doors open at 7:30pm – Show Time 8PM

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Reece Prints Baby Fingerprint Jewellery

Baby Finger Print Recently I met with a Mommy who had a really neat pendant style necklace on.  When I asked about it I found out that it was made locally – it was fingerprint jewellery, a fingerprint impression of her little baby girl.  That fingerprint - a moment in time permanently preserved in a silver fingerprint jewellery charm.  She said she had received a certificate to have this done at her Baby Shower, it was such a neat thing, and made a really nice piece of jewellery.  If you are interested in getting something unique and meaningful for yourself or a new Mommy you know - check this out.  Thanks for passing along the information to me Angela!

Reece Prints   519.332.4286

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Precious One

It was so nice meeting this precious little one yesterday.  She is simply adorable, with her perfect ivory skin, bright blue eyes, and tiny pink smile – it was certainly a time to capture innocence.  Thank you for bringing your Mommy and Daddy by little Victoria!


Monday, November 29, 2010

Compare Cameras For Christmas

If you are looking at picking out a camera for Christmas and are trying to narrow down the options to choose the camera that best suits your needs – Snap Sort will be a huge help for you.  Snapsort allows you to Explore, Sort, and Learn more about the cameras on the market.  Once you have narrowed your options down with the snapsort information, simply type in the camera models you are looking at and click “compare”.  You will then be able to view the detailed differences between the models and giving you the overall score to which camera is superior.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Make A Christmas Memory

It’s Christmas Time, and there is a fantastic option for making a memory with your family.  U-Cut Christmas Trees located at 3241 Napperton Drive in Strathroy not only gives you the option of cutting your very own Christmas tree, it also offers you and your children the special treat of meeting real reindeer!  The trees are plentiful, so you have lots of options to choose your perfect Christmas tree.  Then enjoy feeding the reindeer and seeing these beautiful animals - they love the attention !

Hours: Sat-Sun 10 am –Dark   Mon – Fri 12pm – Dark

For More Information Call 519-245-1549

Reindeer 1 Reindeer3


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Arkona Fire Fighters Christmas Dinner

Well, it was an on again off again dinner for the firefighters of Arkona last night as some were just getting ready to add the salt and pepper to their potatoes and…the alarm went off!  Eventually those who were able to come back, took part in their annual Christmas dinner with their partners.  Prior to the call there was a more relaxing time, as we were able to catch some shots in full uniform.  A snazzy looking bunch!

AF Dave & Bette

Friday, November 26, 2010

Arkona Seniors Support Red Fridays

It was coffee hour in Arkona out at Orchard View Apartments this morning; and everyone was dressed in Red.  The seniors are doing their part by supporting, and showing their appreciation for the troops by getting decked out in red for  Red Fridays.   It was a beautiful site to see as I walked into the common room this morning, not one person there without red on!  To learn more about Red Fridays, visit the website at and see some of the ways you can support Red Fridays below as well.Arkona Seniors Coffee Hour

Here are some of the ways you can help spread the word of Red Fridays.

1.) Learn as much as you can about supporting our national treasure - our Canadian Troops. Visit us often.

2.) Wear a red shirt or display a ribbon. It doesn't have to be ours, it can be any.

3.) Join our SUPPORTER LIST and exchange links with your website.

4.) Get us to help your event/organization/rally

4.) If you're a corporation, we need your support - Contact Us!

5.) Organize a Red Fridays day at work or school or in your community. Let us know so we can help!

6.) Wear RED on FRIDAYS and every Friday share with others the reason why!

7.) Attend Red Friday Events and meet the people and military people behind the scenes.

8.) Most importantly, spread the email story to your friends and associates. Share  this wonderful website with others.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Warm Sunny Reminder

This past year I had the pleasure of having the team John and Kerri of Heenzy Photography come on board during 3 of this years wedding.  Kerri does the post processing behind the scenes in this husband and wife team, and in October we finally met as we all went out for a few hours taking each others family pictures.  I thought today would be a good day to post pictures from a warmer, sunnier day !

CapturedInnocence H3CapturedInnocence H1 CapturedInnocence H4CapturedInnocence H2   CapturedInnocence H5

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Adobe Lightroom Special


The specials are on at Adobe!  Get $100 your favourite Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop Software.  Find the specials here at the Adobe Store!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bubbles & Blueberries

A Big Glass Of Chocolate Milk!  Ok, forget the glass, just make it a bowl!!  Our bud loves his chocolate milk, so why not make it just a little more fun by adding in a straw for extreme bubbles?!                     f/4   1/1250sec   ISO 320 

Love His Blueberry Blue Eyes!!!


Monday, November 22, 2010

A Canon Christmas Line Up

If you are wondering what is out there in the Digital SLR camera line up for Christmas, and are not sure what to look for, here are some ideas in the Canon line up.  Note however, if you see specials for the T1i or the 50D, I wouldn’t be afraid to get the T1i, and you’ll save yourself a few hundred dollars.  Note though, even though I don’t really see the 60D as the replacement for the 50D, the one thing the 60D has over the 50D is video!  If you are looking at accessories to get to go with your camera, check out the speedlite series 430EX II and 580EX II, and remember to stock up on memory cards !


Canon T2i
Product Highlights
  • - 18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • - Full HD 1080p Video
  • - Advanced Live View
  • - 3.0" 1.04 Million Dot Clear View LCD
  • - Up to 3.7 fps RAW, JPEG, or RAW+JPEG
  • - ISO 100-6400, Expandable to 12800
  • - 63-Zone Metering / 9-Point AF system
  • - Compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC
  • - Eye-Fi Menu Status Indicator Support
  • - EF-S 18-55mm IS Zoom Lens (KIT only)

Cost: Approx $900 CAD

Canon 60D
Product Highlights
  • - Includes Canon EF-S 18-135mm Lens
  • - 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • - 1920 x 1080 HD Video Capture
  • - SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • - Vari-Angle Clear View 3.0" Flip-Out LCD
  • - DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • - 5.3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • - Works with all Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
  • - ISO 6400 - Expandable to 12800
  • - HDMI Output to HDTV

Cost: Approx $1400 CAD

Mark IV

Canon Mark IV EOS-1

  • 16.1 Megapixels
  • 3.0" LCD
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 102,400)
  • 10fps Burst Mode
  • 45 Point AF System
  • HD Video Recording
  • Selectable Video Exposure + Frame Rates
  • Dust & Weather Resistant
  • 100% Viewfinder
  • Self Cleaning Sensor

Cost: Approx $4800

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Image Forensics

Found this site on how to check if a picture has been altered – very cool – check it out at: