My love for nature started at an early age; I have always felt very passionate about wildlife. Knowing, that every living being, depends on the human race to conserve and preserve our natural environment. Through my photography, I hope to broaden awareness and inspire others to share my love for our planet and its resources.
In 2017 my image titled, Snow Globe was selected as the First Place “Winged Life” category winner for the BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition. My image of a Moseley’s Rockhopper Penguin was selected as the “Birds” Category Winner in the prestigious Nature’s Best 2016 Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition. In 2015 I also won the Category for “Art in Nature” in the Nature’s Best 2015 Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition.
In 2010 and again in 2014, I received a Highly Honored award in the prestigious Windland Smith Rice Nature’s Best competition. Also in 2014 one of my images was selected as part of the People’s Choice Awards Top 50 Images in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. I have also won several PSA (Photographic Society of America) awards. My images have been published in the Wall Street Journal, magazines and books, sold as greeting cards, calendars and featured in a Sierra Club Documentary. Most recently, I have appeared in an episode of Xploration Awesome Planet for Fox 5 television.
I am available to give a slide show presentation to your club or organization. To see a full listing of my available slide shows visit my Events Page. My program “A Blend of Art and Nature” will explore the combination of art and nature. My artistic bird photographs and creative filter designs will inspire you to step out of the box of conformity. I will share some of my pleasing blurs along with some of my tack-sharp flight shots. Folks will enjoy the visual experience of seeing photographs from local hot spots and iconic images from around the world. This show will have something for everyone.
My one hour slide program/lecture “Bloomin’ Ideas” will cover the in-camera techniques that I use to capture beautiful flower images: composition, depth-of-field and selective focus, the use of extension tubes and reflectors, and the use of natural light. You will learn to create impressionistic flower blurs by using your camera as your paintbrush. I will also go into detail explaining my creative processing and multiple filtering effects that I use on a daily basis. You will be inspired to develop your creative vision and your own original works of art. If you love to photograph flowers this program is for you.
My most popular offering is my 3-4 hour hands on workshop at the location of your clubs choice. The workshop would be conducted on a Saturday or Sunday and would require a 10 person minimum. Group rate discount would apply. Entrance fees to the location would be separate and not included in my fee. Travel expenses and lodging for Out of State Clubs will be priced accordingly. Contact me here.
NEW “Bird Photography ~ The Art of the Composition” This eBook has over 16,000 words-270 pages and is filled with compositional tips designed specifically for bird photography. In addition I share a wide variety of tips and techniques designed to make the most of your time in the field.
“A Guide to Creative Blurs” This eBook contains over 12,446 words and 150 pages filled with inspiring new images.. The guide covers the basics of creating pleasingly blurred images, the factors that influence the degree of blurring, the use of filters in creating pleasing blurs, and a great variety of both in-the-field and Photoshop techniques that can be used to create pleasingly blurred images.
“Visual Expressions” is my virtual coffee table book. In this eBook you will find more than one hundred of my very favorite images. I have hand chosen each and every image in this book very carefully to reflect my overall body of work. My photographs are all works of art to me in one way or another, whether they are straight out-of-camera or manipulated in post processing. I am always looking to express my thoughts and vision through my photographs. Sharing my visual expressions is what keeps me motivated as an artist. Inside you’ll find 130 pages with over 9,000 words.
“A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects II” by Denise Ippolito. This is my newest filter guide. With over 14,000 words and 140 pages this eBook is geared to help you create unique works of art with your photographs. This guide is filled with fun and exciting ideas to nurture your artistic vision.
NEWLY UPDATED “Bloomin’ Ideas” by Denise Ippolito. In this eBook I present an overview of the in-the-field and post-processing techniques that I have used and developed over the past few years to make my flower images special. Those who love photographing flowers as much as I do will want to get their copy as soon as possible. *Knowledge of Photoshop layers and layer masks is recommended.
“Impressions of Bosque” Vol I and Vol II by Denise Ippolito. These eBooks are completely different but are both created from my images of Bosque del Apache. The photographic opportunities and the overwhelming number of birds along with the gorgeous sunrise and sunset colors are all a hallmark of Bosque. Inside each volume I will share my thoughts and feelings as I photograph my way around the refuge.
“The Barnegat Jetty Site Guide” by Denise Ippolito. This Site Guide (6,190 words, 68 images) will make your first visit to this great bird photography location productive and safe. I explain the effects of the winds and the tides and the light on the photographic opportunities.
Please be advised that all images and content on this blog are copyright Denise Ippolito, and are fully protected by U.S. Copyright Law. The images and/or content may not be downloaded for personal, commercial or educational use, copied to blogs, websites, used as wallpaper or screensavers, etc. If you would like to use an image, you will need to contact me to obtain written permission. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining written permission. Thank you, denise