Old Church/cemetary

Happy Halloween!

When I think of Halloween I think about candy, costumes and ghosts. I also think about moons, cemeteries and spirits. This old church located on the coast of Northumberland England was one of the old structures I got to shoot at during my recent trip to the UK as a co-leader with Arthur Morris on …

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

The above image of a Double-created Cormorant was originally captured at the Florida Everglades last year. I have so many images of up-close cormorant head shots that show their beautiful jeweled eye. I didn’t, however,  have any with a painterly effect applied. To create the look above I used a combination of filters. I began …

Lonaconing Silk Mill

Lonaconing Silk Mill Spots Still Available!

Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography Lonaconing Silk Mill ~ MARCH 14 & 15 2015 Join me for my sixth workshop at the Lonaconing Silk Mill in Maryland on March 14th and 15th 2015. We will photograph on Saturday March 14th from 1:00pm till 5:00pm inside the mill, you can photograph outside the mill after the …

Bosque del Apache

Creating Pleasing Blurs In-Camera

Image © 2013/Denise Ippolito Photography One of my favorite ways to create an inspiring image is to slow down the shutter. Sounds easy, right? The fact is it is not as easy to create a pleasing blur as one might think. Approximately 7 years ago I started to experiment with creating pleasing blurs. I saw …

Charleston SC

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Workshop/Seminar

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Workshop/Seminar Charleston, South Carolina with Denise Ippolito ~ March 26, 27, 28, 29th 2015 / $899.00 During this workshop/seminar my goal is to help you capture compelling images using light, color, effective depth of field, sharpness, creative camera techniques and more. Next I want to introduce you to some fun post …

Old Car City

More From Old Car City

Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography My recent trip to Old Car City was productive. I was able to create some really fun images. I used Fractalius (Windows only Photoshop Plug-in) to ramp up the fun on some of the images in this post. I think when you go to places like old junk yards they …

Image Critiques

NEW! Image Critique Service

Do you have a few images that you are stuck on? Maybe you are not sure of the composition. Do you need some help determining what will make your shot stand out from the crowd? Maybe you want some creative tips for processing or maybe you just need some honest feedback. Whatever the case may …

Nature Visions Expo

Nature Visions Expo ~ November

Join me at Nature Visions Photo Expo, November 14-16, 2014 Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, Virginia for my “Creative Filters and Effects” workshop/program. During this program I will be demonstrating some of my favorite Photoshop filters and some of my favorite Photoshop Plug-ins. I will be sharing lots of tips and techniques that I use on …

Old-Car-Citycard

Old Car City 2015 Workshop Announced!

Old Car City Workshop/Seminar October 9,10,11th 2015 ~ $399.00. Old Car City boasts 4,500 old cars on 34 acres mostly along wooded trails. Old cars have an allure that can’t be explained. They are full of interesting curves and lines, some of them have unique hood ornaments and emblems. Old Car City is a treasure trove …

Old-Car-City

Old Car City

Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography I think the one on the right is called an Old Woody I just finished up with my Old Car City workshop in White Georgia. Plans are underway to return again next year around the same time. It is truly an amazing place to visit, there are so many old …

Gibbs-Gardens

Gibbs Gardens

I have been in Georgia for a couple of days now. My friends Lisa and Tom Cuchara are here with me. It is hot and muggy but we are having a great time. We have been exploring some of the areas around White Georgia since I am doing a workshop at Old Car City. Yesterday, …

zoom-blur

Zoom Blurs

Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography Photoshop zoom blurs are one of the easiest blurs to achieve in my opinion. When adding a blur to an image in post processing you can selectively reveal parts of the original image as long as you duplicate your background layer before applying the blur. Ctrl J or Cmd J …

Bosque del Apache

A Dime A Dozen

CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A LARGER/SHARPER VIEW When I first became interested in photographing birds in flight I would have killed for an image like this. I use to hear pro photographers saying the phrase  “dime a dozen” shot. When I first began photographing with Arthur Morris I heard him say the exact same …

Oregon

The Not So Wild West…

Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography During my recent trip to Oregon I visited several locations including a few abandoned ghost towns, one of which was touted as the wild west of Oregon. Shaniko Oregon is worth a visit if you are in the area, but only if you are int he area! There are a …

Arthur Morris, image courtesy Denise Ippolito

Look Who’s Sleeping on the Job!

I captured the above image of Arthur Morris (sleeping on the job)at Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse Holland last April. Well, actually he was not sleeping. He was getting ready to demonstrate his hand holding technique for up close backsides of flowers. But first– you gotta check out his shirt. “I’ll Try To Be Nicer If You …