About

I am a full time professional photographer, workshop leader, and artist living in NJ. One of my recent (of many) eBooks is Bloomin’ Ideas. It features 55 of my evocative flower images that represent my unique way of blending art and nature. I travel extensively presenting slide lectures and seminars and teaching photography and Photoshop. My workshops feature a variety of subjects including: avian, flower, urbex and HDR photography. I was a moderator for Bird Photographers Net in the Out-of-the-Box Forum for 4 years where I worked helping participants improve their images using innovative techniques done either in-camera or during post-processing.

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, calendars 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 here.


My eBooks include:

“The Art of Flower Photography” is my newest eBook that I co-wrote with Arthur Morris. Along with a lot of new images Artie and I share many of the techniques that we have been teaching at our lectures, workshops and seminars for years. This 203 page eBook with more than 140 images is available for $29.00

“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. 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.

“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.

“Impressions of Bosque” by Denise Ippolito. This 127 page 3,900 word eBook with over 100 of my signature images is available as a PDF download for $16.00. The photographic opportunities and the overwhelming number of birds along with the gorgeous sunrise and sunset colors took me by surprise. I fell in love with the natural beauty of the place, it felt as though my soul was touched.

“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.

My Equipment

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV SLR Digital Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera
Canon 5D
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Telephoto Lens
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS II USM lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS 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 1.4x EF Extender III (Teleconverter)
Canon 2x EF Extender III CANON 2X (Teleconverter)
Gitzo GT3530LS Tripod
Gitzo GT3532LS Tripod
Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod w/ G-Lock
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, discontinued
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
Better Beamer
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
GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198C DSLR LED Video Light
Singh-Ray 8 stop Vari-ND filter

*My headshot is courtesy of BREA photos

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