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Packing for Japan!

Today I am flying to Japan. I have been there two other times, so this will be my third workshop there. Arthur Morris will be doing one in 2017 so I will be doing one in 2018 with Paul McKenzie. This is all part of Artie and I going our separate ways and me spreading …

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Spring Softness

To create the look above I started by photographing a bunch of tulips on my Lightpad. I arranged them in a random order. I used my ArtoGraph brand Lightpad approximately 8×10 inches. You can buy one on Amazon, just watch because the price fluctuates. Also you could use an old film Light box. They even …

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Greece 2017 Announced!

After one of the most productive and fun workshops that I have ever conducted I am extremely happy to announce the 2017 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 …

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Dalmatian Pelicans are Spectacular!

Image © 2016/Denise Ippolito Photography I can’t believe how many times I’ve used the word spectacular during my photography workshop in Greece. We have been blessed with perfect weather conditions. As some of you may know I left a day early to avoid flight delays due to a severe winter storm hitting the Northeast. Since …

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Heading To Greece

I will be flying out of JFK airport today heading to Greece on Turkish Airlines. I have a layover in Istanbul. I am meeting up with one of the participants on the workshop. We both decided to leave a day early in order to miss the big snowstorm that is headed towards the Northeast. If …

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More From San Diego

The little girl photographed above was sitting on the beach with gulls all around her. She had sand all over her but she looked adorable. I wanted to share what I saw “with my eyes”when I initially shot the picture. It of course did not look exactly like that SOOC. I added an ethereal look …

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Fractalius and The Fox

Every once in a while an image will catch your eye and you will go back to it over and over again. That is what happened with this one. I could see myself sketching it so I decided to use Fractalius, my old go -to program to help me create the sketched look. Fractalius, is …

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Red Fox

Image © 2016/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Canon EOS-1D X, Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec., Aperture: 9, Exposure mode: Manual, ISO: 400 I received a phone call from one of my friends saying that a Red Fox had been spotted on one of my local beaches. Since the beach that they …

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Changing Out a Sky

I am always getting asked how to change out a sky or extract a subject from a background. In my recent 10 Photoshop Quick Tips File (available for $10.00) one of the techniques that I cover is titled “Changing Out a Sky”. Using the settings that I provided in that file I extracted the cormorant …

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San Diego Pelicans & More

Image © 2016/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2x III 1/100 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 800, Manual mode, hand held. Today I am heading home after a week in San Diego California where I co-led a bird photography workshop with Arthur Morris. We had a wonderful group …

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Retreat Workshops

As we start our way into the New Year I want to share some of my thoughts about photography… For me it is everything. I am going through withdrawals as I haven’t shot anything in over a week. I have viewed 100’s of other people’s photos as a way to feel connected to the medium. …

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Moseley’s Rockhopper Penguin

Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Moseley’s Rockhopper Penguin The Northern Rockhopper Penguin–a subspecies of Rockhopper Penguin–nests on Tristan da Cunha, located in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. It is closer to South Africa than it is to South America. While photographing a Rockhopper colony in the Falkland Islands, our guide pointed out …

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Happy New Year!

I want to wish you all a safe, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year filled with love and joy. I am looking forward to my upcoming adventures including San Diego, Greece and Japan. I hope to post some of my images from each trip and I continue to be inspired and encouraged by all of …

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10 Photoshop Quick Tips

At almost every workshop and seminar that I give I have been urged to create a file listing my top 10 Photoshop Tips. I decided to do a series of Photoshop Quick Tip Files starting off slow with some of the basic steps that I use almost daily. So here it is- 10 Photoshop Quick …