Ponderosa Pine Cone Bloom

This Ponderosa Pine bloom reminds me of Christmas. I was so excited to see them in the Palouse. I saw them once before on a trail and I didn’t have a camera with me at the time so this is my first time photographing them. It was windy as heck and I am not sure …

Iris Garden Blurs

The images in this post were all created on the last photo session of my Iris Garden Workshop conducted just outside of Portland Oregon. During our entire workshop the weather in Portland was fantastic! We had a variety of weather but mostly beautiful cloudy bright skies. I felt extremely blessed and I had hoped that …

Greetings from Schreiner’s

I am at Schreiner’s Iris Garden outside of Portland Oregon finishing up my Iris Garden Workshop which has been a great success; mostly because each and every one of the participants was a delight to work with. I have enjoyed meeting some new folks and also spending time with some good friends/clients. Glenn Pagel who …

Namibia Photo Tour ~ 2018 Announced!

The 2018 Namibia ~ A Creative Adventure Photo-Safari: April 15- April 29, 2018 (14 nights): $8999. Limit: 9 photographers/ 4 SPOTS AVAILABLE.My guides for this trip will once again be Wim van den Heever and Ben Cranke from South Africa. *Botswana Pre-trip: see below. The Itinerary: Fly into Windhoek (Hosea Kutako International Airport, airport code …

Distracted

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography On the last day that our group was in Sossusvlei in the southern part of the Namib Desert most of the group were on private helicopter flights. This left three of the tour leaders (since we can’t go up in the helicopters with them) with a morning off. Me, Paul …

A Multiple Exposure

This dahlia image is an in-camera, multiple exposure captured with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera and the Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 To create the look in camera I set my Olympus to 2 image multiple exposure (I can only go to two on the Olympus) then I rotated …

Gerbera Daisies

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography I am currently using the Canon 5D Mark IV with the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens or the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera and the Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 for my flower photography. A complete list of my gear is located …

Odds & Ends for the Olympus…

This flat lens doubles as a lens cap, is a unique body cap that contains a lens. It is great to travel with so that when you place the lens cap on your lens it is actually a lens that can be used, so you will never need to hunt for a lens in an …

My Namibia Trip Report

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Early evening light Returning to the Namib Desert was high on my list of things that I wanted to do and boy am I glad I did. This year’s trip was fantastic! I almost forgot how amazing the light in Namibia is. During my recently concluded Namibia Tour with …

Namibia Trip Report by Brad Remick

I am sitting in the Amushe Lounge at Windhoek Airport, Namibia waiting for the first leg of my flight home to JFK. I am accompanied by Tom Wester and Brad Remick. Since folks are always asking to see images from my clients, I thought that I would let Brad write a short trip report, sharing …

Recycled Bracelets

Some of you have asked about the blue bracelet that I am now wearing. It is made by a company called 4Ocean . This company 4Ocean sells these recycled bracelets for $20.00. With each purchase they pledge to remove one pound of trash from our oceans. The concept is easy- one bracelet one pound. About …

Springtime

Now that the winter months are over, a new life awakens around us. Photography opportunities are as abundant as ever; stimulating both spirit and mind. Crocus and Daffodils emerge from the ground like shooting stars. The fresh scent of grass wafts through the air while delicate faces of pansies greet us with bursts of color. …

Home Invasion

I recently returned home to find that I had been a victim of home invasion in one of the worst possible ways imaginable. I had entered my home unaware of the intruders. I went upstairs and unpacked my bags, sorting through the abundant dirty laundry and put away my photo gear before retreating to my …

Calla Lily

The Calla Lily image above was captured using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera and the Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8, handheld, natural light. I want to talk a little about the corners of an image. If you look at the photo above you will see two small triangular areas …