Photo Workshop at Trapps with the Catamount Trail Association (CTA)

Winter Photography Workshop with the Catamount Trail Association (CTA)!

We are working with the CTA and Trapp Family Lodge this winter to offer an exciting outdoor winter photography workshop at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont January 14-16, 2011. The workshop will be conducted by the two of us, feature plenty of hands-on time in the beautiful winter landscape surrounding Trapps, and run from Friday evening through midday Sunday.

Some of the topics to be covered:
❅ Winter Light — Being comfortable and creative with winter’s challenging and ever-changing light.
❅ Creative Compositions — Exploring focus, perspective and composition with a variety of winter scenes and subjects
❅ Exposure — Understanding and balancing shutter speed, aperture and ISO.
❅ Camera Handling — Tricks to making winter photography easy in the face of winter’s elements.
❅ Advanced Techniques — Tricks to shooting action; Shooting at night/low-light; Macro-photography; Using a tri-pod;
❅ Digital Workflow — Advice on how to store, organize, protect, process and display your photographs.
Tentative Schedule
1/14 Friday pm — Welcome Dinner and Slideshow
1/15 Saturday — Breakfast, Indoor Discussion/Workshop, Outdoor Practice, Lunch, Outdoor Workshop, Free Time, Dinner, Nighttime Photo Session,
Evening Slideshow/Critique
1/16 Sunday am — Breakfast, Outdoor Workshop, Indoor Wrap-Up, Lunch and departure
The workshop will be limited to 16 people to insure an optimal intimate learning experience for all attendees. Outdoor photo sessions will be on snowshoes or backcountry skis – whichever on which you are more comfortable manuevering around in the snow. Equipment may be rented at the Trapp Family Touring Center or you may bring your own. The workshop cost will be $750 per person, which includes two nights lodging, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and trail fees. The workshop with meals and no lodging is $450 per person. You may download a registration form fromthe CTA’s websiteor call the CTA office 802-864-5794 to reserve a space. The last day to reserve a space for the workshop is December 20, 2010.

For more info, feel free to contact Brian and Emily at 802-496-5434 or email: info(at)emberphoto.com

Snow Goblins!

Consistently cold and snowy weather in the higher elevations of the northeast has brought the snow goblins out from hiding again. We came upon a beautiful community of goblins while exploring a wild stretch of the Green Mountain Divide in northern Vermont last week. They were nice enough to guide us toward the run we were looking for, while sheltering us at times from cold and biting north wind. Here are a few images to share. These are available as fine art photographs (matted, framed or canvas). If you are interested, please consider our pricing info, and please contact us by phone or email. Enjoy!

Exploring VT's Rime-coated Mountains

Thanks to a long stretch of snowy weather, the upper elevations across the northern reaches of the northeast are in a truly beautiful state right now. The hardwood forest above 2500′ is especially attractive with its ever-deepening snowpack, and the birches and beeches decorated with some of the most impressive rime buildup we’ve ever seen. The conifers higher up are almost entirely cloaked in snow. Now is a great time to enjoy the higher mountains in their winter state.

Nice write up about EmberPhoto…

Some friends have launched a really cool new blog, entitled Vermont99, that is dedicated to the practice of getting out on snow ninety nine times throughout the winter season…That’s right, 99 times!

Recently, sensing our dedication to the snowy, winter season, the blog authors shared some nice thoughts about our work. Check it out what they had to say HERE.

Still, with 120 days in the winter season, Vermont99 claims, this should be very doable for most of us – even with all those little things like work, chores, family, kids and dental visits competing for time. Be it a short ski tour out the back door, or an epic ski traverse across the Vermont’s Presidential Range, the blog authors at Vermont99 would love to hear about it.

Think snow.

-Brian

Our Exhibit "Winter" Opens Sat. Dec. 12 at The Artisan's Gallery

Our latest Wild People, Wild Places exhibit, entitled “WINTER”, opens this Saturday. Dec. 12 from 4-6pm with a reception hosted by the The Artisan’s Gallery in downtown Waitsfield, Vermont. The Gallery is located is historic Waitsfield Village, along Bridge St and just a stone’s throw from the village covered bridge.

The exhibit will feature nearly thirty color and black & white images representing our discoveries made in the winter season. The exhibit will remain open during normal Gallery hours through the holidays. When you are in or near Waitsfield, stop for something to eat at The Green Cup, The Village Grocery or the new Mint restaurant, and enjoy the exhibit and great variety of Vermont made art at the Gallery.