I am a full time professional photographer and artist living in NJ. I have co-led several BIRDS AS ART Instructional Photo-Tours with Arthur Morris, a Canon Explorer of Light. I recently worked as a moderator for Bird Photographers.Net, an online photography site where I worked in the OOTB (Out of the Box) Forum for four years helping folks improve their creative photography and Photoshop skills. I offer workshops featuring avian, flower and HDR photography. As a former award winning floral designer and garden center owner I have worked extensively with flowers. My most recent eBook “Bloomin’ Ideas” reflects my love for flowers and art.
I have received an honorable mention in the highly regarded Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice competition 2010 in the Creative Digital Category. I have also won several PSA (Photographic Society of America) awards. My images have been published in magazines and books, sold as greeting cards and most recently featured in a Sierra Club Documentary.
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 country. 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 to set something up
My eBooks include:
“A Guide to Pleasing Blurs” by Arthur Morris and Denise Ippolito. This 20,701 word, 271 page PDF is illustrated with 144 different, exciting, and artistic 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.
“A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects” by Denise Ippolito. This 19,000 word, 146 page PDF file is fully illustrated and outlines many Photoshop Filters and Creative Plug-ins. Each detailed tutorial section is written in a clear, concise, simple, easy to follow style that can be followed even by someone opening up Photoshop for the first time.
“The Barnegat Jetty Site Guide” by Denise Ippolito with Arthur Morris. 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.
“The Softer Side of Macro” by Denise Ippolito. This 5,800 word 68 page PDF file is illustrated with my signature soft approach to flowers. I also explain my techniques for capturing and creating this pleasing side of macro photography.
“Impressions of Bosque del Apache” by Denise Ippolito. This 3,900 word, 127 page PDF file is fully illustrated with my beautifully creative images. Let me show you Bosque through my eyes.
“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. This eBook features 55 all-new photographs. Though some of the topics have been covered previously in either “The Softer Side of Macro” or “A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects,” this eBook represents the first time that they are available in a single package. 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.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV SLR Digital Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Telephoto Lens
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS USM lens
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Autofocus Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Autofocus Lens
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Manual Focus Lens for EOS Cameras
Canon 15mm fisheye lens replaced by the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Fisheye Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens
Canon 1.4 teleconverter
Canon 2x teleconverter
Gitzo GT3530LS Tripod
Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod w/ G-Lock
Oben CC-2320L 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs
Mongoose 4th Generation M-3.6 Action Head w/the Integrated Low Mount Arm & Integrated Flash Arm
Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base
Manfrotto 222 Joystick Head
Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II
Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Canon EOS Lens
Lensbaby Composer Special Effects SLR Lens – for Canon EF Mount
Canon Speedlite Flash
PROMASTER SystemPRO ReflectaDisc 5-in-1 Plus (reflectors)
BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap
Spider¤Camera¤Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System
Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Case
Lowepro Event Messenger 150 For DSLR + Tablet (Mica)
Lowepro Urban Photo Sling 150 (Black)
Eckla Gear Cart
Delkin ¤ Devices 64GB Compact Flash Memory Card 700x UDMA
Delkin¤Devices USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader
LensCoat- LensCoat RainCoat Pro (Realtree Max4) & Leg Wraps
Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0