I am a full time award winning professional photographer, workshop leader, and artist living in New Jersey. 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 an online site 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.

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 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:

NEW “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.

NEW “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.

“The Art of Flower Photography” is one of my newest eBooks. 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” 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.

“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. 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 Gear


Canon EOS-1D X DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera

EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens

EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

Canon 100mm Macro Lens

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens

Extender EF 1.4X III

Extender EF 2X III

OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera by Olympus

Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8

M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

Induro GIT304L Grand Series 3 Stealth Carbon Fiber Tripod

Road Trip MePhoto tripod in blue (carbon fiber).

Mongoose 4th Generation M-3.6 Action Head w/the Integrated Low Mount Arm & Integrated Flash Arm

Kenko Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS Lenses

Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Canon EF

Speedlite 600EX-RT

5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc – 32″

Think Tank Glass Limo Backpack (Black)

Think Tank Urban Disguise 60 Classic

Lowepro Pro Roller x200 AW

Event Messenger 150 Shoulder Bag

Slingshot Edge 150 AW

HoodLoupe 3″ Glare Free LCD Loupe

Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool (Large, Black)

USB 3.0 Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Memory Card Reader

Singh-Ray 8 stop Vari-ND filter– add code Denise 10

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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

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