Magnolia Gardens 2017 Announced!

Announcing my 2017 Charleston Area Workshop!!

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Workshop/Seminar
Charleston, South Carolina with Denise Ippolito ~ March 19, 20, 21, 22 ~ 2017
$1299.00 / Limit 12

During this workshop my goal is to help you capture compelling images using light, color, effective depth of field, sharpness, creative camera techniques and more. Next I want to introduce you to some fun post processing techniques to turn your images into one of a kind works of art.
During the workshop we will visit the beautiful world famous Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, with all its moss covered trees and blooming azaleas it is a photographer’s dream come true. We will also visit Angel Oak Park to get a shot of the iconic 300 year old Live Oak tree. We may also visit the bone yard of skeleton trees on Edisto Island and downtown Charleston to visit Rainbow Row or another Plantation depending on conditions and time.

First Day- 12:00noon – 2:00pm Meet and Greet and Lecture Series

• The lecture series will be designed specifically for our Charleston area photography workshop. Images will illustrate many of the techniques that will be covered during the in-the-field shooting sessions. There is a lot of information covered during this lecture.
• 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.

First Day- 3:00pm – 6:00pm- Photo Shoot at one of our many locations.

Second Day- 8:00am – 6:00pm ~ Photo Shoot

• In-the-field hands-on instruction at beautiful Magnolia Gardens and at the famous Angel Oak tree. Lots of creative photography techniques will be covered, including; Multiple Exposures, Image Overlays, Live View Shooting, Zoom Blurs, HDR, Impressionistic Blurs and more.
• Learn to refine your photographic vision and to compose compelling garden scenes. We will spend time learning about DOF, Selective Focus, Color balance, and much, much, more…
• Exposure and histogram review along with camera settings and tips.
*Lunch on your own at the gardens.

Third Day- Early Morning Photo Shoot, Classroom Session & Late Afternoon Photo Shoot.

Classroom Session
Photoshop Instruction:
• How to use layers and layer masks to selectively apply all of your Photoshop tweaks.
• Texture Overlays- how to apply them easily and effectively.
• Image enhancement using Nik Color Efex and Photoshop.
• Creative Filtering using a variety of Plug-ins and techniques.
• Image Sharing (participants can share 5 of their images for review or critique.

Fourth Day 7:00am-11:00am ~ Photo shoot at one of the locations listed above.

*Note – All admission tickets are included in the price. All schedule times and itinerary is subject to change depending on local conditions and weather. A detailed information sheet will be sent to you upon sign up. This workshop needs a minimum of 10 participants.
Not Included- all meals, lodging, transportation and personal items.

Magnolia Gardens ~ 2017

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11 Responses

  1. Ron May says:

    Very nice. I can’t believe there weren’t any people, cars, bikes, etc., or is this one of those places where traffic is not allowed?

    On another thought, I bet that this would make a great IR image, either in false colour or black and white.


    Hi Ron, I may have to shoot some IR with my second group, a couple of the participants have IR so it will be fun!

  2. Tony Botelho says:

    The road takes you into this wonderful magical land. Another winner! It sure does sound like a great workshop!

    Hi Tony, Thank you very much. It is one of my favorite workshops!

  3. Barry Barfield says:

    Hi Denise,
    Love your images, especially those that would be hard to find in our part of Australia.
    Can you tell me what brand of rain cover is shown on your image with 500/600 lens in the snow?
    Barry, Australia.

    Hi Barry, That rain cover is made by a small company called Fotosharp. It is lightweight and durable. I highly recommend it. Thank you.

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  5. Kevin Evans says:

    Hi Denise,

    My name is Kevin and I’d like to know if you will be conducting a workshop in Charleston during the second half of 2017. I am unable to attend many of your workshops due to my work schedule so I am hoping to get lucky sometime next year with the scheduling.

    Thank you,
    Kevin Evans

    Hi Kevin, I am conducting only one workshop in Charleston in May of 2017, sorry. I don’t have anything else planned for that area.

    Thank you and I look forward to meeting you.

  6. elizabeth combes says:

    Hi Denise ,
    I have just tried to book in for your Charlston workshop and for some reason my paypal wouldn’t work ..My friend Carol Harris has just signed up and I want to do this too ..I live in Australia and am off to work now so won’t be able to try again till I get home this afternoon .Please can you reserve me a spot and I will organise the payment today …I may have to contact paypal ..I love your work and am excited about this workshop .
    Yours sincerely Elizabeth Combes

    Hi Elizabeth, email sent 🙂

  7. Hi Denise…I would seriously love to do this workshop if you run it in 2018. Are there any plans to do it again at that time.

    Hi Karen, Yes, I will most likely do it again next year. I’ll probably announce it after my workshop this year. It would be great spending time with you again. Thanks.

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