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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Review

I used the OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera by Olympus for the entire time I was in Italy. I truly enjoyed learning some of the features that the camera has to offer. Many thanks to Alan Lillich for his help along the way. He shared all of his custom set-ups …

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Namibia 2017 Photo Tour Announced!!

The 2017 Namibia ~ A Creative Adventure Photo-Safari: April 20- May 5, 2017 (15 nights): $8999. Limit: 10 photographers. Paul McKenzie will be joining me again this year as will BBC award winning photographers Wim van den Heever and Ben Cranke from South Africa. This 2017 trip is timed around the date of the New …

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Venice Trip Report

We are wrapping up our Venice Photo Tour. Again, it was a great group of creative, talented photographers. Venice is an amazing place filled with gondolas, canals and bridges. The photography opportunities seem to be endless. Although the city is crowded with tourists, you can get totally lost in your photography. So much so, that …

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Suunto Traverse Watch -check it out!

I am really loving my new Suunto Traverse watch with GPS and Glonass. I am not getting paid for this endorsement, I just wanted to share. I love the Unisex design and the large watch face. The watch can be illuminated with either a black or white face. The band (mine is white)is made of …

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High-key Captures

For years I have loved the simplistic look of high-key images. High-key usually refers to images that have a predominance of light or bright tones. I started experimenting in the field several years ago and have not stopped since. To create my high-key looks I start with the capture. I exposure as far to the …

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Greece 2017

Dalmatian Pelicans with Denise Ippolito ~ Greece January 26th-31st, 2017 ~ 5 Nights/ 4 Full days of photography Limit 8. Photograph beautiful Dalmatian Pelicans in Northern Greece. Our trip will be from January 26-31st, 2017 Our hotel accommodations are located fifteen minutes from Lake Kerkini. This is a huge plus as we will be able …

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Pocket Wizard

Image © 2016/Denise Ippolito Photography Image © 2016/Denise Ippolito Photography For all of the above images I used a Pocket Wizard Radio Trigger to trip my flash. Why? Because I placed my flash approximately 40 feet to the right of where I was set up with my camera and lens. It is a great way …

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Namibia Trip Report

I am almost home from my wondrous photo-tour to Namibia, Southern Africa, where I co-led a workshop there with Arthur Morris. Our hosts Wim and Ben were fantastic; they knew each of the locations intimately and worked tirelessly to get the group on great photo opportunities every day. Image © 2016/Denise Ippolito Photography Image © …

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Kolmanskop, Namibia

I’ve wanted to visit Kolmanskop ghost town in Namibia for years. I have always loved the images that I have seen from there and really had high hopes for what I would discover. I was not disappointed at all. In fact I was blown away by the amount of structures that were in this ghost …

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Angel Oak, Digitally Enhanced

I photographed the above image with an Olympus OM-D 5 II that had been converted to IR. I used the Olympus 14-150mm lens and hand held the capture at 1/80 sec. I did not crop one pixel as I liked the framing. The vignette is not added, it is a combo of the lens, the …

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Charleston, It’s a Wrap!

Image © 2016/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Topaz Impression and Topaz B&W Effects I am back home in New Jersey after a flight delay leaving Charleston yesterday. I can’t tell you how nice it is to be laying in my own bed typing this blog post . I need to get up and start packing for …

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Patagonia 2017 Announced!

 Torres del Paine with Denise Ippolito/A Creative Adventure ~ March 30-April 7, 2017 – 8 nights/ $6,400.00-All Inclusive, double occupancy Limit 10. Join me for my third visit to Torres del Paine and my second photo tour at this location. I say photo tour as this trip is not based around formal Photoshop classes, it …

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Oak Avenue & Magnolia Gardens 2017 Announced!

When I think of Charleston and the low country, I always think of trees with Spanish Moss draping down. I love tree lined roads and old structures. I couldn’t help but make the drive down to Oak Avenue to capture the image above. To process the image I used Topaz Simplify BuzSim and Nik Color …

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South Carolina

I just finished up with my first group in Charleston and am expecting my second group in a couple of days. When I leave Charleston I will be home for 3 days before heading out to Namibia. I sure hope I have everything I need . Here are a few images that I have captured …

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Church on Easter Sunday

I went to the ruins of the Old Sheldon Church in South Carolina on Easter Sunday. I’m in Charleston for two back to back workshops and my first group gets here in a couple of days. I wanted to check out some of the places that I might take the group to make sure that …