Catamount Trail Association
December 14, 2010

Stowe, VT – On January 14-16, the Catamount Trail Association (CTA) is presenting a weekend winter photography workshop at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Local photographers Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson of Ember Photography will conduct the workshop geared for amateur photographers who wish to improve their photography skills in the winter environment. Brian and Emily will lead participants on skis or snowshoes to the virgin snow of the backcountry to shoot everything from landscape to action photography under their experienced guidance.


“It is a great joy for us to share some of the discoveries we’ve made behind the lenses over the years,” says Johnson, who has worked closely with her husband, Mohr, since 2000. “And winter is undoubtedly our favorite time of year.”


Since their earliest adventures together, Mohr and Johnson have been photographing the outdoor world for a growing list of editorial, non-profit and commercial clients – a list that today includes the New York Times, Outside Magazine, The Nature Conservancy, Patagonia Inc., Vermont Life and many others – while simultaneously developing their fine-art and wedding photography. Mohr is also an accomplished writer, and the couple organizes their own slideshow series in the northeast US, each winter.

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;
• 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 — Action; Night/low-light; Macro-photography; Tri-pod use;
• Digital Workflow — Advice on how to store, organize, protect, process and display your photographs.

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. Equipment may be rented at the Trapp Family Touring Center or you may bring your own. The last day to reserve a space for the workshop is December 22, 2010. For more information visit: or call 802-864-5794.

The Catamount Trail Association (CTA) is a non-profit, member-driven organization that develops, manages, and conserves the Catamount Trail, a public-access ski trail that runs the length of Vermont from Massachusetts to Canada. The CTA builds partnerships to support the Trail, and fosters awareness and stewardship of Vermont's diverse landscapes through promotion and use of the Trail. Founded in 1984, the organization also advocates backcountry and cross-country skiing for the quality of life, recreational, health, economic and educational benefits they provide.

For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Jim Fredericks
802-864-5794 or

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