Flower Distortion

To create the look above I started with an image of a dogwood that was captured in Charleston SC. I used the Polar Coordinate filter in Photoshop to create the look. To get to the filter go to Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates. I added a gradient filter to enhance the background a bit but the background was …

Hellebore 3 Ways

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography I’m getting ready for Spring but the weather keeps changing! I went to the local market and picked this Hellebore plant up after walking away from it on my first visit. I saw my friend Mary Stamper’s post on Facebook and decided I would need to go back and get …

Bosque del Apache 2017 ~ Workshop Announced!

This workshop has filled but get on the waitlist if you really want to go, chances are something will come up and someone will have to forfeit their spot-it happens more times than you think… Bosque del Apache New Mexico, 5 day photography workshop with Denise Ippolito/ $1699.00 November 27th- Dec 1, 2017 Limit 10/ …

Venice Italy ~ May 2018

Join Denise Ippolito for A Creative Adventure in Venice, Italy ~ May 12th – May 17th, 2018 (5 nights). $3950.00 per person based on double occupancy. Limit 12/ 7 spots available During this photo tour we are staying in the heart of San Marco which can be very expensive. This will place us within walking …

More From Charleston, SC

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography My time in Charleston has sadly ended. I am at the airport waiting for my now delayed flight. I had yet another wonderful group filled with old and new friends. We had some challenges during our photo shoots. Most of the flowers were spent due to early frost/wind/rain/etc.. but it …

Charleston, SC

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography I have been in Charleston for three days now, scouting and enjoying the low country life. Today I went for a drive with no particuar place in mind; I decided to explore. I had a great time driving on Rt 17. I checked out a few old hot spots and …

Vietnam ~ 2018

Join me, Denise Ippolito on a very fun and exciting photo tour to Vietnam in June of 2018. We will be accompanied by an award winning professional photographer from Vietnam for the entire trip. He speaks English and will be on hand to assist us every step of the way. The images in the card …

Photo Beach Bash in Delaware

I am so excited to be presenting at the Annual Photo Beach Bash in Rehoboth Delaware sponsored by the Coastal Camera Club. My good friend Sue Eberhart is a member and I can’t wait to hit the beach! I am also looking forward to meeting up with friends and fellow presenters: Canon Explorer of Light- …

Oliver Bronson House ~ Trip Report

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography I had two back to back workshop groups at the Oliver Bronson House located in Hudson NY this last week. Both groups experienced different weather conditions but they both had some great photo opportunities. Having three levels in the house and no more than 5 photographers in each group gave …

Sensor Gel Stick by Eyelead

I finally bit the bullet and decided to find a better way to clean my sensor. This is what I have come up with after months of research and experimenting on my old 5D DSLR camera. The product is called The Eyelead dust-sticking brush SCK-1 aka Sensor Gel Stick and is meant for cleaning digital …

Jaxson’s Latest Update

It has been about a month and a half since Jaxson’s 2nd surgery. After having the second surgery Jaxson drags his right foot and it is slightly positioned outward when he walks. I didn’t notice him doing that as much before the second surgery. The doctors and therapists say it is because his muscles are …

Flashback Review

I thought it might be fun to share a few of my older images here. These Steller’s Sea Eagles were captured several years ago in Japan. I photographed them handheld from a moving boat in Rausu. The scene, is of a young sea eagle trying to take the perch from an older bird, sort of …

Creative Edits Using Add-ons

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Namibia My reason for posting this is to inspire you and to nudge you to try a few new things… who knows you may even have some fun trying. And isn’t that what this is all about at the end of the day. It’s about having fun and enjoying …

Latow Photo Weekend, Burlington, Ont., Canada

In April, I will be traveling again – not to the Falkland Islands, Iceland, or Greece, but to … Niagara Falls! Well, not exactly Niagara Falls, but only an hour’s drive from there, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. On April 8 and 9, I will be the featured guest at the 38th annual Seminar of the …