$99.00 ~ limited spots available, open to all levels-beginners, intermediate and advanced
For this seminar you will need to bring your camera, macro lens and tripod as we will have multiple shooting sessions in a classroom setting. Creative set-ups and assistance along with several stations so there is no waiting around. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along and also work with their images- processing them in Photoshop and enhancing them using Nik Software, OnOne Software, Topaz Labs, Fractalius and Snap Art (free downloads are available for each of the programs that we will be using and a list of software will be available at sign-up). The optional in-the-field workshop at Longwood Gardens in PA will be a great way to roll up your sleeves and apply all of your new techniques in the field. Longwood Gardens will be displaying their Orchid Extravaganza on Sunday, we will be photographing inside the conservatory which is HUGE!!
Friday 6:00pm – 8:00pm ~ Lecture series
• The lecture series will be based on Denise’s popular eBooks Bloomin’ Ideas & The Softer Side of Macro. Images will illustrate many of the techniques that will be covered during the classroom shoot and in-the-field workshop.
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm ~ Classroom instruction including hands- on shooting and Photoshop instruction. $99.00 for both Friday evening & Saturday all day programs.
• Choosing the best lenses, tripods & heads, extension tubes, working with natural lighting, using reflectors and diffusers effectively. Camera settings including ISO and shutter speeds, shooting modes and more…
• Composition- controlling depth of field with f-stops, selective focus, choosing your backgrounds, visual weight and its importance, going with the flow of the subject and how to find that flow.
• Hands-on photography instruction using creative demos and set-ups. Denise will share some of her favorite indoor shooting tips. Several shooting stations with lots of assistance.
• How to use layers and layer masks to selectively apply all of your Photoshop tweaks.
• Texture Overlays- how to apply them easily.
• Image enhancement using Nik Color Efex and Vivesa.
• Creative Filtering using a variety of programs and techniques.
Sunday 9:00am – 12:00pm ~ Optional Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza Photography Workshop $195.00 per person-admission included ($30.00 discount when you register for both the seminar & the workshop).
• In-the-field hands-on instruction, participants will be photographing a variety of subjects that are on display in the Conservatory. We will put all of our classroom instruction to use in a live setting. Composition, DOF, Selective Focus, use of extension tubes, reflectors, diffusers and more…
• Rain or shine, a detailed PDF with additional information will be sent upon sign up.
• We will meet just outside of the front doors at 8:45 sharp Sunday morning. Bring your tripod as they will be allowed in the conservatory.
Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square
815 E Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348
March 22, 23, 24
Friday 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm with a lunch break
Sunday 9:00am – 12:00 noon
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square , PA 19348
Additional info: The hotel will be offering a special group discount, be sure to say you are with my group at the time of booking to receive the discount. A detailed PDF will be sent to you after registration. Limited spots are available and early booking is suggested. Saturday we will break for lunch for one hour on your own.
In “Bloomin’ Ideas” 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.
This 105 page, 12,000 word eBook available only through A Creative Adventure for $24.00 is available as a PDF download. Use your paypal account or credit card by selecting the ADD TO CART button below.
Your eBook will be sent via email.
Here is what my colleagues have to say about Bloomin’ Ideas:
“From its beautiful cover image (KnockOut Rose with texture overlay and Fractalius) to the color wheel on page 102, Denise Ippolito’s latest offering is filled with her evocative flower images. Her work features uncommon perspectives, simple but powerful image designs, and soft colors–she is not at all afraid of being feminine. Denise uses a multitude of in-camera and post-processing techniques (including a variety of filters and effects) to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary and to turn almost any image into a piece of fine art. To do this she employs her incredible vision, her unbridled creativity, and her Photoshop skills. In Bloomin’ Ideas she will–in her informal, easy to read and easy to follow style–teach you to expand your creativity and greatly improve your flower photography skills. Whether behind the lens or sitting in front of a computer Denise Ippolito is the most consistently creative person I know.”
Arthur Morris Canon Explorer of Light Photographer, world renowned bird photographer, writer, educator, and a founding member of NANPA. Author of “The Art of Bird Photography”.
“Denise turns flower photography into a new realm of creativity. There are tons of flower images out there, but Denise’s PDF book Bloomin’ Ideas will help you stand out in this over crowded field. Bloomin’ Ideas is a must for anyone photographing flowers as it is Graphic, Creative, Beautiful, Insightful, Educational, and just a great learning experience.”
Darrell Gulin Canon Explorer of Light Photographer, past president of NANPA, and workshop leader for Joe Van Os Photo Safaris and Rocky Mountain School of Photography.
“Anyone who loves taking pictures of flowers and who is looking for some new ideas, is bound to be inspired by this book.!”
Ellen Anon Co-author of Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers. An active member of NANPA and an instructor for their high school scholarship program.
Andrew McLachlan“If you love photographing wildflowers and cultivars like me, then Bloomin’ Ideas is a must have eBook that is sure to transform your flower images into stunning works of art. Follow Denise’s suggestions for perfect backgrounds, adding textures, and the use various software that will take your blossoms to new heights of creativity.”
Gloria Hopkins “Denise Ippolito has outdone herself (again). Her new book “Bloomin’ Ideas” sports one of the most beautiful flower images I’ve ever seen.
Alaska Wilderness Images Highly recommended. An imaginative, rousing glimpse into the thought process, and workflow of this prolific artist, and skilled technician.
Denise is a master at what I classify as new media fine art photography. The techniques in this eBook are certain to help you imagine and execute your own artistic vision. The utterly brilliant cover image clearly illustrates photography taken to a fresh creative dimension.
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“The Softer Side of Macro” by Denise Ippolito. This 5,800 word 73 page PDF file is illustrated with Denise’s signature soft approach to flowers. Denise explains her techniques for capturing and creating this pleasing side of macro photography.
From Arthur Morris: Denise has been involved with flowers for much of her life. She is a fifth generation florist who owned a flower shop from 1989 to 1995. She followed that up by running first one and then another garden center for the next thirteen years. In recent years she has worked hard at becoming a skilled flower photographer and has succeeded admirably. Her incredibly creative mind led her to experimenting with a variety of filters and Photoshop effects. That led to her becoming the moderator at BPN’s Out of the Box Forum. She has written or co-authored several BAA educational publications. The first was A Guide to Pleasing Blurs that she co-authored with Art Morris. Next came the Barnegat Site Guide, That was followed by A Guide to Creative Filters and Effects. All have been well received and highly successful.
Many folks doing macro/flower work love to create super sharp images often using small apertures and flash. Denise much prefers the opposite approach, the softer side of macro; she loves using soft natural light and wide apertures. In “The Softer Side of Macro” she shares the techniques that she uses to create a wide variety of dreamy, surreal flower images. She includes both in-the-field and post-processing tips.
In her introduction, she writes, “When I photograph flowers my intent is to present a softer look. I like the way the colors of the flowers blend together. The soft romantic feel of the flowers appeals to me. I have always liked impressionistic paintings, paler color tones and delicate things. Lately I have been leaning toward slightly brighter flowers but pink and white remain my favorites.”
Topics covered include where and how to focus (or not!), choosing the best perspective, designing the image, choosing and using the right shutter speed and aperture, creating soft/sharp merges, choosing and creating your backgrounds, seeing and using the light, using natural light in your home, image processing tips, an Inverse Layer Mask tutorial and the Orton effect that she uses.
You can order your copy of “The Softer Side of Macro” PDF for $16.00 This is a downloadable PDF file. Use your paypal account or credit card by selecting the ADD TO CART button below.
*Please note that all eBooks are not automatically generated and I will send them out ASAP. Thank you kindly.