FOOD

There’s nothing like the taste and satisfaction of home-grown food from the garden…

Camera Info: Canon 7D, 24mm, ISO 400, 1/125, f4.5;

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Winter Wedding, Full Moon at the Round Barn Farm

We photograph one or two weddings each year at the historic Round Barn Farm Inn in Waitsfield, Vermont. It’s a beautiful and top-notch venue, and it’s always a pleasure for us to work with the Round Barn’s friendly and hard-working staff. Sarah and John’s recent wedding coincided with a rising full moon, which by 8pm cast a subtle blue hue on the barn and the world surrounding it. Sarah and John, along with some of their friends and family, wandered out to enjoy the moonlight and stars. It wasn’t long though before they were chased by the chilly winter air back to the warm and cozy environment inside the barn. – Brian


 

Photo of the Month – March: Arctic Lava

We call this image “Arctic Lava”. It was early May few years back, and the midnight sun was hovering above a 5000 yr old lava flow in western Iceland, less than one hundred miles from the Arctic Circle. We were in the region working in partnership with Iceland Tourism, exploring opportunities for backcountry skiing and adventure tourism, while investigating the development of a future national park on the Hornstrandir Peninsula – a place that could some day become Iceland and Europe’s largest protected wild area.

Camera Info: Canon 5D, 200mm, ISO 160, 1/125, f5.6

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New Wedding Portfolio to Share

We’re in the very early planning and research stages of a long-overdue website upgrade. (With some luck, we’ll have a beautiful new website to share in the fall of 2012!) In the meanwhile, we’ve been sifting through the hundreds of thousands of photos we’ve captured in recent years, and building out an image library that we (and our clients) can tap for an increasing array of projects. On the wedding front, we’ve put together a new wedding portfolio to share, which can be viewed as a simple online slideshow. You can access this through the Weddings page on our main website, www.EmberPhoto.com, or through this direct link here.

Thanks and enjoy the photos.
-Brian and Emily


 

*Free* Summer Photo Workshop at Stowe – Sat 8/27

Later this month, we’ll be leading a half-day photo workshop on Vermont’s Mt. Mansfield, as part of a series of summer events offered by Spruce Peak at Stowe. The event is free of charge, and spaces are limited. Please contact us ASAP to register or for more info.

Summer Photography Workshop w/ Spruce Peak at Stowe
Saturday, Aug 27, 2011
8a – 12pm @ Mt. Mansfield Toll Road Conference Center
**Registration required**

INFO:
Hosted by Spruce Peak at Stowe, and led by the two of us, this workshop is designed to make you a better outdoor, landscape and action photographer. We will spend the morning at two different locations along the Mt. Mansfield Toll Road, while seeking out a good variety of subjects and locations. We’ll cover the basics of exposure, the creative use of light, as well as action, landscape, portrait and close-up/macro techniques…and more.

Workshop Schedule:
8am – Meet and greet at Toll House Conference Center. Indoor slide show and overview of camera basics, composition techniques, exposure and more.

9am – Journey (by vehicle) up Toll Road to a scenic location on Mt. Mansfield, where we’ll spend a couple of hours photographing the varied landscape of the mountain (i.e. views, flowers, clouds, details) and practicing a few tricks of the trade.

11am – Return to Toll House Conference Center for continued discussion. We’ll review some of the photos we captured on the mountain, as well as others from our archives that relate to the discussion. Final Q&A.

We look forward to seeing some of you there!

Thanks
– Brian and Emily

One-Day Winter Photography Workshop: Support the Catamount Trail – Sat, Jan. 15

With more interest in a simple, one-day workshop than our original plan for a weekend-long workshop this January…we have decided to cancel plans for the weekend workshop (schedule for Jan 14-15 at Trapps), and offer a one-day workshop at a private home in Underhill, VT on Saturday, January 15 from 9a – 4 pm. Presented by us (Brian and Emily) and organized by the Catamount Trail Association (CTA), the event will also help to raise some important funds supporting the CTA’s ongoing work maintaining and securing long term access to Vermont’s Catamount Ski Trail – our nation’s longest backcountry ski trail.

For more information about our upcoming 1-day outdoor winter photography workshop, please go to this LINK, or feel free to contact us anytime by phone or email, too, with your questions. We hope you can join us. Thanks for spreading the word, too!

And, Happy Holidays to everyone!

-Brian and Emily

River Snorkeling – Working with Seven Days

Starting this August, we’ll be publishing a monthly, photo-driven feature in Vermont’s popular and independent weekly, Seven Days.  Seven Days is widely read across the state, and it is a terrific source for the latest news, perspectives and commentary on the issues and subjects that matter most to Vermonters. Our first feature with Seven Days shares some perspective on one of our favorite summertime activities – river snorkeling.  Check it out here.

-Brian and Emily

Happy (Car-free) Independence Day!

To celebrate Independence Day, we’ll be enjoying a day of car-free independence by cycling to Warren, VT’s famous July 4th parade and street party, swimming in the Mad River, cycling home, and enjoying the afternoon with some friends and family.  We hope everyone has a great weekend!

-Brian and Emily