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Featuring photo and video work by Kirsten Stanley for the adventurous and fun-loving

181, meet YEG. YEG, meet 181.

Two months ago, we drove five thousand kilometres to Edmonton, Alberta. Since then, we have been settling into, and doing our best to familiarize ourselves with, the new city. I am by no means a "city person". I am much more comfortable outside, surrounded by fresh air, trees and water ... and some birds and squirrels ... and the occasional deer. That being said, first impressions are good and I am enjoying Edmonton. We moved as close to the ravine as we could so we have easy access to the fantastic River Valley trails! I am proud to say I have yet to run into a coyote or bear, nor have I seen any. Apparently they are everywhere but I am oblivious.

YEG on my Phone

As far as 181º is concerned, it has been driving over some speed bumps.

A [new] full time job + city traffic + moving + [attempting to] be healthy + [attempting to] have a life = The disappearance of time.

In other words, I am now doing what everyone else has been doing. It's just taking me a bit to catch up with the rest of these city people.

Thank you so much to my final two couples of 2014 for their incredible patience! 

Thank You from 181

Moving forward, I predict a higher productivity level as I get into the swing of things.

Is 181º still available for hire? Of course! My availability may be limited but I don't want to shut things down completely. Message me if you want photos, film, etc, in Edmonton [and surrounding areas].  Oh, and, I am always looking for an excuse to visit NB. ;)

2014 was incredible. It was full of adventure, awesome people, small moments and a big move.

Thank you to all of my clients. You helped make 2014 one of the best years yet!

I welcome 2015 with open arms and an open mind! Happy New Year :)

Happy New Year from 181

Quick Edit, New Gear and Ed Sheeran

[vimeo 58321297 w=500 h=281] Quick edit from a short test with new lighting. And brand new backdrop (as is evident by the wrinkles!) Some of the clips don't match up... This was a little experiment. I bought the lighting and backdrop together as a start up lighting kit and plan to expand on it.

My brother Jaryd was a great test subject doing a cover of Ed Sheeran's song 'Small Bump'. You can see more stuff from Jaryd on his Youtube channel.

Filmed on January 25, 2013 and edited on January 27, 2013.

Equipment used:

Canon 60D w/18mm-200mm (on Tripod), Internal Mic for Audio

Inspiron Studio lighting kit (3 lights)

10'x12' Backdrop

+ Quick Edit in Premier Pro CS6