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November 2, 2010

Our annual Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 4 at The Mountain Goat in Hanover, NH (home of Dartmouth College), with our latest show: 2 Wheels, 2 Planks: Pedal-Powered Skiing in Arctic Norway. The show features our adventures in Arctic Norway this past spring, 2010, which were reported on through a series of posts on AdventureSkier, here.

The schedule for the season is coming together now, and will feature at least 10 shows throughout the northeast. Once again, we’ve got some great raffle prizes this year, including 2 pairs of BD skis, a TripleMajor Ski Pass (Mad River Glen, Bolton, Jay Peak), apparel from OR, gear from Garmont and Life Link, and much more… See poster below, and more info/press release below that… Pass it on. And feel free to contact us if you’d like to host a show in your area. Thanks!
– Brian and Emily

Wild People, Wild Places 2010-11
SHOW# 1: 2 WHEELS, 2 PLANKS – Pedal Powered Skiing in Arctic Norway
A multi-media show by Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson
WHEN: Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 @ 7pm
WHERE: The Mountain Goat (outdoor store) – Main St in Hanover, NH
COST: $5 Admission (On sale now at the Mountain Goat) Includes RAFFLE Ticket
INFO: info(at)emberphoto.com


Hanover, NH – On Thurs,Nov. 4 at 7pm, Vermont-based photographers and adventurers Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson will bring their latest show, “Two Wheels, Two Planks – Pedal Powered Skiing in Arctic Norway” to The Mountain Goat on Main St. in Hanover, NH. The show features the couple’s recent bike-powered skiing exploration of Norway’s Arctic Alps, and will benefit Girls Move Mountains. It is part of the duo’s ongoing Wild People, Wild Place Slideshow Series, which features ten shows throughout the upcoming winter season.

“We dreamt of a bike-powered skiing adventure for many years, “ says Johnson, who along with her husband, Mohr, and two close friends, headed to Norway this past spring on assignment for WEND and Adventure Cyclist magazines. “And it was a dream come true. The combination of cycling, camping and backcountry skiing gave us great freedom to explore.”

The show will feature a mix of photos and video, run approximately one hour and be followed by big raffle of outdoor gear – proceeds from which will benefit the VT-based organization, Girls Move Mountains, which nurtures girls’ innate capacity for confidence, courage, and leadership through adventure-based experiential education.. Admission is $5 and includes one raffle ticket. Mohr and Johnson co-own Ember Photography (www.EmberPhoto.com) and are regular contributors to Backcountry Magazine, Patagonia, Vermont Life and many others. Much of their work focuses on the enjoyment and protection of wild lands in the northeast, the Arctic and in the southern Andes.

ABOUT: The Wild People, Wild Places project is an ongoing series of exhibits and slideshows designed to inspire the public to enjoy and protect the very places featured. Through their shows, Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson share stories and images from their backcountry skiing, paddling, backpacking and adventure cycling throughout the Northeast, the Arctic, the southern Andes, Europe and North America. Mohr and Johnson photograph for a wide variety of editorial, fine art, wedding and commercial clients. Their work is widely published. For more information, please contact the photographers by phone or email, or visit their websites: http://www.emberphoto.com and www.adventureskier.com
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The Ski Season Begins!

October 17, 2010

The first significant snow-producing nor’easter of the 2010-11 season dumped 10-30+″ of heavy snow over our highest mountain areas of the Northeast this past weekend (VT’s Greens and NY’s Adirondacks, especially), and skiers have been out since Friday morning(10/15) embracing the return of our good friend Old Man Winter. Below are a couple of images we captured that illustrate the incredible contrast between the world at base elevation in Vermont (approx. 1800′) and the winter wonderland above (2000′ higher) along Vermont’s Green Mountain divide. For more images from the storm, head to our skiing website, AdventureSkier.com, where we posted two batches of photos from the storm and skiing this past week in Vermont: LINK 1 and LINK 2

Yes, the photo above is real – captured on Saturday, Oct 16 close to our home in Vermont!

Thank you Old Man Winter for a good dose of what’s to come in the months ahead.

-Brian and Emily

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

October 10, 2010

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 on www.catamounttrail.org or 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

Offshore Winds!

October 3, 2010

There’s something undeniably beautiful about the sight of an ocean wave breaking in the face of strong offshore winds. Here’s one of our latest attempts at capturing this beauty…during a recent morning off the New England coast. This image is also another new addition to our collection of fine art photographs, which can be ordered through us directly, or by visiting one of our galleries (scroll down at this link). Thanks!

– Brian and Emily

Happy Fall!

September 22, 2010

Happy Fall!

We’ve been admiring this beautiful image of the north Atlantic from space, captured yesterday by one of NASA’s many weather monitoring satellites. In this image at lower right, you can see Tropical Storm Lisa, which was born yesterday. And former Hurricane Igor, which threatened to strike Bermuda as a powerful Category 3 hurricane (but spared it by weakening to a Category 1 storm), is now a huge and still-powerful sub-arctic low (top). Unfortunately, Igor rattled southeast NewFoundland on Tuesday, with winds gusting to 100 mph and 5-9″ of rain. Hundreds of roads and several major bridges were washed away by flooding.

Also, look below for an image Emily captured Monday as Hurricane Igor was closest to the New England coast. It’s breaking waves (i.e. surfing waves) in the most exposed areas reached up to twelve feet in height. (Note the sea gull toward flying in front of the wave at right). – Brian

– Brian

Our Photo Selected for new VT Photo Space Exhibit

September 3, 2010

One of our photographs was recently selected by jury for inclusion in the latest upcoming exhibit at the relatively new Vermont Photo Space gallery in Essex Junction, VT. Our photo, entitled, “Chacabuco” (and featured above), captures one of the last great sheep herds in Chilean’s Patagonia’s endangered Rio Baker watershed. The exhibit, entitled, “Managed Landscapes”, will be open to the public starting Sept 6, 2010. You can learn more about our experiences in this region, and the issues affecting it, at the following link on our main website – HERE. Also, If you are around Burlington on Friday, Sept 17, please consider stopping by the Vermont Photo Space for the opening reception of the exhibit, which will continue into early October.

Thanks! – Brian and Emily

River Snorkeling – Working with Seven Days

August 20, 2010

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

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