Denise Ippolito

Visions of Namibia

I am very happy to announce that our brand new workshop in Namibia for 2016 is now open for registration! We have set up a truly great itinerary; this workshop was planned with the help of two BBC honored local photographers with an intimate knowledge of the area and will act as our guides for …

Black Skimmers

Photographing Birds…

During one of my recent workshops at Nickerson Beach I told the story of how I first started photographing birds and how they became one of my main photography subjects. But truth be told bears were at the very top of my list when I first started photographing. Living in NJ that meant unless I …

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San Diego Workshop This January!

2015 San Diego 4 1/2-DAY BIRDS AS ART/ A CREATIVE ADVENTURE Instructional Photo-Tour (IPT) JAN 8 thru the morning of JAN 12, 2016: $1899 (Limit: 10) Meet and Greet at 7:00pm on the day before the workshop begins. Two Leaders: Arthur Morris and Denise Ippolito Join us in San Diego to photograph the spectacular breeding …

Nickerson-Beach, denise ippolito

The Young and the Restless…

The image directly below was captured as this tiny Common Tern chick walked straight towards me and my group. It obviously had no idea of the danger; I worried for its safety as did the others. Without any hesitation the tiny chick strayed far away from “mom”. We didn’t want it to continue out onto …

Oystercatcher Art by denise ippolito

Inspired Art

Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ American Oystercatcher Art I received a lovely thank you card by the second group on my Nickerson Beach workshop. I was so touched by the card and the thoughts conveyed. When I looked at the picture of the bird on the card I was immediately inspired to create this …

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Highs and Lows at Nickerson Beach

Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X Copyright: Denise Ippolito/A Creative Adventure Shutter speed: 1/640 sec Aperture: 11 Exposure mode: Manual ISO: 400 Lens: EF600mm f/4L IS II USM +2x III Focal length: 1200mm This past week at Nickerson Beach on Long Island has been terrific. I adore being out on the beach and can’t think of …

Nickerson-Beach

Gotcha!

I just finished up with my first group at Nickerson Beach.  We shared a lot of great memories and photo opps. I really enjoyed working with this group; they were energetic, enthusiastic, considerate and on top of that they were just plain fun to photograph with! I had many repeat clients/friends that came to Nickerson …

Creative Filters & Effects eBook

Adding Rays of Light

Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Fonthill Mansion A few months ago I was contacted by Fonthill Mansion, they wanted to use one of my images to promote an event that would help with the restoration of Fonthill. I offered the image free of charge as long as they would allow me a private 4 …

Puffins

Textured Puffins

I added a texture overlay to both of these Puffin images. In addition to the texture I applied a small amount of “Detail Extractor” to the background to bring out some of the additional lines in the texture. What appealed to me in both of these images is the interaction between the Puffins. Seeing these …

Bamburgh Castle

Saving The Best For Last

Well, maybe not the best but certainly my favorite. Please click on the images to see the larger, sharper versions. The castle image above is Bamburgh Castle. We shot it as the sun set. It appears to have a slight dark ring around the moon, however that is in the original. I did flatten a …

Puffin & Gannet Photo Tour 2016 Dates Announced!

2016 UK Puffins and Gannets IPT (Instructional Photo Tour) June 27 through July 4, 2016: $5699: Limit 10 photographers/only 4 spots left. Two leaders: Denise Ippolito and Arthur Morris. Here are the plans: take a red eye from the east coast of the US on June 26 arriving in Edinburgh, Scotland on the morning of …

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Puffins~ 2016 Workshop Dates Coming Soon!

I returned safely to New Jersey yesterday. I slept for a long time so I am feeling quite rested. Our trip to the UK was one of my favorite trips so far. We had a great group of photographers and I enjoyed my time with them all. I can’t wait to get back again next …

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Back in the UK!

We have been photographing in the UK now for a few days. Everything has been wonderful except on the boat ride back from one of the islands that we are photographing at we got caught in a hail and thunderstorm. The seas were rocky and I nearly lost my lunch! Other than that it has …

Charleston

Boneyard Beach

During my return trip to Charleston this spring I stopped several times at Botany Bay to photograph the “boneyard” of dead trees in the water. Because I was trying to cram so much into my short trip I was not able to get out to this location at my desired time. However on my last …