Puma

Torres Del Paine, Patagonia

It feels like I have been away for so long but I had very bad internet in Patagonia. It was so slow to load files that I finally stopped trying. Thank you all for all of your emails of concern. I am doing great and we had a wonderful time in Patagonia. The trip was …

Bosque

Reflecting on My Time in Bosque…

Wow, I can’t believe my time at Bosque del Apache NM is coming to an end. I have one more morning photo session before heading to Albuquerque to catch a plane to Patagonia for my next adventure. I am very excited about this upcoming trip and I have tried to remember every detail and every …

Snow Geese

Snow Geese

Today was a glorious day! We photographed a spectacular sunrise and then some Snow Geese in flight. I was working with a variety of lenses today including my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II lens and my Canon 600mm II lens & Canon 24-105mm lens. Teleconvertors, two camera bodies and my new Induro CT 304 Carbon 8X …

Bosque Blue II

Bosque Trees

I captured a three image in-camera HDR of the tree above. However when I reviewed my images on my laptop I found that two of the exposures were corrupt files and had to be deleted. I was left with just the brightest exposure. I kept it, knowing that sometimes I purposely over- expose an image …

Bosque-2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Simple pleasures are the best. I think I heard that coffee advertisement jingle a long time ago. Anyway it has always resonated with me. I am a nature lover. Always have been, always will be. I cherish the little things in life that really do mean so much. My favorite sound- the laughter I hear …

Bosque

Creative Bosque Workshop

This morning at Bosque del Apache was glorious! We were blessed with wonderful photo opportunities and our group made the most of them. Arthur Morris and I went out to scout the loop roads in Bosque before our clients came. We talked about the possibilities of flight, color, creative stuff, etc… We were both stuck …

Singh-Ray filter

Singh-Ray Vari ND

For the above image I used a Singh-Ray Variable Neutral Density filter. The reason I needed the filter is because I was trying to create an in-camera blur in the middle of the afternoon in full sun. Without the filter I would have had to stop down my aperture a lot more in order to …

Bosque del Apache

Bosque, Brush Preset

Day 2 at Bosque del Apache and all is well. I met up with some of my old BPN (Bird Photographer’s Net) friends for dinner. It was great catching up and sharing old times. I keep getting emails asking how the conditions are in Bosque. Well, there are literally thousands of geese! There is not …

Induro

The Grand Induro Carbon 8X Tripod

One of my best friends and shooting companions urged me to take a look at the Induro tripod line. After carefully checking them out online and reading a bunch of positive reviews I decided to reach out to a one of the distributors. Having worked with Kriss Brunngraber formerly with Manfrotto for years I felt …

Gibbs Garden

More Images from Gibbs Gardens

Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography I just wanted to share two more images from my recent trip to Old Car City when I made a quick stop over at Gibbs Gardens in Geargia. The tree-lined drive was the reason that I originally went there. The above image is a B&W side view shot. The very …

Camargue

High Key Camargue

A couple of years ago I conducted a workshop in the Camargue region of France with Rick Sammon. I am planning on returning to Camargue in 2016 to conduct my own workshop. It was amazing to see and photograph these beautiful creatures as they ran through the water. This pair of horses had just finished …

Bosque del Apache

Bosque Pan Blur

Image © 2012/Denise Ippolito PhotographyTo create the image directly above I started with the base image that is at the very top of the page.  For the original capture I was trying for a vertical pan blur (some tips below for creating a vertical pan blur in-camera), however, I didn’t get quite enough blur on …

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Swan Island Dahlia Workshop 2015 Announced!!

A Creative Adventure ~ Swan Island Dahlia Farm Photography Workshop September 8 -12, 2015 ~ 5 FULL DAYS: $1699 Meet & Greet Sept. 7th at 8pm Join Denise Ippolito at the Swan Island Dahlia Farm in Canby Oregon (just south of Portland) for a great learning and photography experience. Swan Island features more than 40 …

White Sands

White Sands

Image © 2012/Denise Ippolito Photography While visiting Bosque del Apache New Mexico this year I hope to get back to White Sands National Monument. I visited the area two years ago and vowed I’d be back. I enjoyed seeing all the wave-like dunes of gypsum sand and the natural beauty of the area. It feels …

Leaf-Blur

It’s a Breeze!

Learning to create a blur like the one above is a snap. All you need is a light breeze and a slow shutter speed. To create the image above I set my camera to the lowest ISO available. For the Canon 5D Mark III that is 50. Next I selected a very slow shutter speed. …