Feb 23, 2011

First Baby Announcement & Recommendation

Below is a low resolution copy of the file sent to Tiny Prints for baby Sylvie's announcement cards. A sweet design that perfectly suited the blossom that we included in one of her photographs. We are excited to hold the end product and take a good look at its quality. This print will determine whether Crow's Nest will partners with Tiny Prints for the long term. Sylvie's mom, Teresa, wrote a lovely recommendation. Thanks!

Feb 20, 2011

Have you ever dreamed of dressing in a colourful Sari?

A friend of mine, Martin Prihoda, recently shot the intro video to promote a new application that shows you step by step how to put on a sari. I thought GREAT idea! I used to walk through Main Street in Vancouver and admire the colourful, exotic dresses in the stores. With no idea how to wear them I would continue on but always thinking how lovely it would be to wear one. The app will be available on the iTunes App Store on 10 March (tentatively) and I would like to plant the thought in your mind that perhaps a Sari would be that 'wow' factor at your next event. An evening out to Vij's Restaurant on Granville Street and then home with your lover to unravel that gorgeous dress. If you don't feel ready to wear the sari out yet then how about a photo session at your home or at a location of your choice showing it off! With twelve shots we could make a calendar that your lover will never forget!
Let your cultural curiosity lead you to something new, fun, and exotic! With the help of the Sari App and Crow's Nest Photography we won't let you forget that fun either! 
Contact Kris to have her add you to a list and when the app launches she will send you a reminder with a list of excellent sari shops to browse through and a price list for a photo session with ideas on what to do with your exotic photos afterward. If you'd rather follow Crow's Nest Photography on Facebook by clicking here and 'LIKE' the page.

Every woman should try on these exotic dresses at least once in their life!

Curious, Creative, and Mischievous
   Don't let life pass you by. Have fun and embrace life, harness diversity.

Feb 16, 2011

Art and Function: Ideas on how to use and surround yourself with images you love

Crow's Nest Photography is passionate about telling stories and we are full of ideas on how to surround yourself with images that remind you of your joy and interests. Our goal is to assist you in telling your story in a creative and authentic way. Once we have it documented we'll talk about ways to enjoy the images besides the traditional print mediums.

From photo books on your coffee table to an irregularly shaped triptych in that place on the wall you were never sure what to do with. We have a page on Crow's Nest Photography's website that lists some of the products and we will continue to populate that page with image examples so check back when you are trying to think of that one of a kind gift.

You should have confidence in our products as they come with a guarantee. Yes, we stand behind our products and service! If you are not happy we we'll redo and get it right or your money will be refunded.

This week I'll start with black or white ceramic mugs that are SUPER durable. Microwave and dishwasher safe = your image is going to last on that mug! In fact perhaps you could pass along that '1st birthday portrait' on your coffee mug to your daughter when she heads off to college. Remind her of how far she's come and how much you've adored her while having your morning coffee over the years. That declares love in a subtle, and practical way!


Featured here is Hardy Mountain Coffee, roasted in Grand Forks by Thomas Lockwood at Kocomo's Coffee House. Crow's Nest Photography's beverage mugs come in black or white and are offered in two sizes 11-ounce and 15-ounce.

Custom mugs created after portrait sitting:
  • 11 oz White Mug = $16 or 2 for $30
  • 11 oz Black Mug = $18 or 2 for $32
  • 15 oz White Mug =$17 or 2 for $30 
(mugs can have same or different photo from your portrait collection.)

If you would like to create a mug from an image that you see on our site please click on the buy button on the top right hand side of the image. If it doesn't have a posted price please contact  kris@crowsnestphotography.ca 

Feb 15, 2011

Focus: Crow's Nest Photography's Creative Tools

Takes great vacation photos, steady night shots, and amazing time lapses!

Gorillapod and Gorillapod SLR Zoom

The Original Gorillapod has been a fave since it was first released -- the fun and pocketable tripod supports a Point and Shoot camera just like a mini version of a traditional tripod. But bend its tentacle-like arms it'll stand on uneven surfaces, wrap around poles, tree branches, or railings, and grab onto nearly any object in sight. Try that with your tripod!

Suddenly, impossible angles, vacation photos with everyone in them, sharp-as-a-tack long exposures... all become possible. And now with the just released Magnetic Gorillapod your "tripod" will cling effortlessly to sign posts, car doors, and hinges with its rubberized, magnetized feet.

SLR owners can also share in the elegant, imminently practical beauty of the Original Gorillapod with its big brother, the Gorillapod SLR Zoom!

With strength befitting the largest of the primates, the Gorillapod SLR Zoom can support a camera with a zoom lens and flash, up to a whopping 6.6 pounds. And it weighs only half a pound itself! Super-strong moldable arms keep your SLR securely positioned, even when hanging from tree branches or on park benches.

Your SLR is big enough as it is. Ditch your creaky old tripod and travel light (and flexible) with a Gorillapod SLR.

The Arc de Triomphe (Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile) is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.
Crow's Nest used a Gorilla Pod as a lighter alternative tripod when traveling in Paris. This twilight shot of the Arc de Triomphe was taken with my DSLR attached to a gorilla pod that was hugging a Parisian curb. All the while water is running off towards the gutter. It can also be used as a speed light mount. All pretty valuable when trying to travel light.

This video was taken with my compact Canon Powershot mounted on my smaller Gorilla Pod. The legs wrapped around the branches of our apple tree at the ranch. The birds took all of about 5 minutes to get used to it. Then it was business as usual.


This set up was for a dog sledding race and I wanted to capture a couple of videos of the mushers going by as I was busy capturing quality stills. It worked nicely attached to a bean bag which also provided me with a rest for my second DSLR.By the way if you are every searching for the ultimate back pack look no further. Tamrac's pack has proven itself to me as a durable, helpful, and user friendly DSLR/laptop travel bag. About the only thing I can think to improve upon is to add a hip belt.