Heading to the UK!

I will be flying into Edinburgh tonight and then driving my group to our deluxe cottages by the sea for 7 glorious nights. With daily excursions to photograph puffins and gannets. Eight of the nine clients will be joining me for an extension to Bass Rock. Last year’s experience there was amazing and I am …

Greece 2019 Announced!!

After one of the most productive and fun workshops that I have ever conducted I am extremely happy to announce the 2019 Dalmatian Pelican Workshop in Greece. My last trip was filled with so many great photo opportunities from both the shore and from a small boat on Lake Kerkini. Our group had multiple chances …

Airport Advantage Roller by Think Tank

I have been using a large full size roller bag for years but lately when traveling for a workshop or lecture that does not have to do with bird photography and I don’t need my Canon 600mm lens, I have found that the larger roller is too large. It also doesn’t fit in some of …

Moody Butte

During my recent workshops at the Palouse we visited Steptoe Butte on either the morning or evening or both. Mostly dependent on the light–well as best as we could predict it 🙂 . I usually hope for clouds when I am going to Steptoe, bright light or strong overcast is not my preference. On one …

Donna Futrell’s Winning Blur Image

Image copyright 2017, Donna H. Futrell Photography During my recent workshops in the Palouse, three of the participants won a friendly competition that I ran to spice things up a bit. Donna and Ed tied during the second group’s judging but Donna’s mother was not well and she did not have the time to send …

A Suggestion…and Palouse 2018 Announced!

I received a very kind email from 2017 Palouse participant Scott Young (see below). I was extremely humbled by his comments and they made me feel very proud and happy. I also read his suggestion and gave it some thought…so for my next Palouse workshop, in addition to the usual image review time and Photoshop …

Nickerson Beach Trip Report

I am finishing up with my Nickerson Beach workshop. We had great weather for the entire trip despite reports of a heat wave and temperatures reaching 93 degrees –we were cool and comfortable on the beach!! I had another great group of friendly, kind, considerate photographers and it was a joy to spend time with …

Used Gear Listings

SELL YOUR USED GEAR ON MY SITE Michael Zajac will be handling ALL USED GEAR SALES, please contact him via e-mail. When emailing please put the words “Used Gear” in the subject line. Please do not email me as I will only direct you back to Michael, thanks so much. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW …

Group 2 ~ Blur Winning Images!

Above image copyright 2017 Ed Matney Photography During my second group workshop in the Palouse region of the northwestern United States I decided to spice things up with a photo contest between the participants. They were allowed to create and present to the group a single blur shot that had no rules attached except for …

$99.00 lens…Are you kidding me??

  Before arriving in the Palouse I had noticed that I did not have my Olympus 40-150mm Pro lens f/2.8 with me. I lost it while in Portland before coming to the Palouse; don’t ask me how or where???  I called my rep at B&H and he immediately shipped a lens out to me-thanks Izzy!! …

Palouse Group 2

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Before a rainstorm It’s been awhile since I’ve been home and I miss my family so much. I flew to Portland for my Iris Garden Workshop then from there I went straight to the Palouse. While in the Palouse I spent two days scouting before my first group came …

Nickerson Beach in 6 days…

I have 3 spots open for my Nickerson Beach workshop, Long Island NY. If you would like to hone your bird photography skills than this workshop is for you. Register below. Image © Denise Ippolito Photography Skimmer Feeding ~ Nickerson Beach Image © Denise Ippolito Photography Skimmers Battling ~ Nickerson Beach Image © Denise Ippolito …

Snow Globe Wins!!

While in Namibia I received a notice from BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition saying that one of my images has been selected for the final round of judging, please supply the RAW file, bio, etc… Then as our Namibia tour was coming to a close I finally got on the internet and saw another email …

Palouse ~ Group 1

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography I loved the single puffy cloud. First of all, I am completely knackered! This was again an extremely great group; I have enjoyed my time with all of them. During our time together we travelled some miles together, had some great lunches together and shared a lot of images both …