A Suggestion…and Palouse 2018 Announced!

I received a very kind email from 2017 Palouse participant Scott Young (see below). I was extremely humbled by his comments and they made me feel very proud and happy. I also read his suggestion and gave it some thought…so for my next Palouse workshop, in addition to the usual image review time and Photoshop sessions I am going to include an additional exercise on composition- titled ” As Scene Through My Eyes”. Full details will be given on the workshop but I think this will be very fun and beneficial.

Hi Denise:
I wanted to follow-up with you on our brief conversation about the workshop on the last day. As you know, I have not had as much experience with landscape photography as I would have liked and that was the big reason I signed up for this one from among your slate of workshops. I have been working through my files and, for the most part, I am very happy with my images. Those that I’m not happy with are ones where I could have tried a different angle, composition, etc. so I’m learning from these. I think my biggest takeaway has to do with a recognition of how carefully you “build” your images and this was very helpful to me. For what it’s worth, the ability to see how you framed your shots on your camera and to be able to ask you to check mine for input were particularly worthwhile. Also the wide variation of the scenes and subjects of the places we visited was very helpful and enjoyable. In addition I find the image review sessions to be very useful, both for personal feedback and as a chance to see how others have interpreted a scene. If I have any suggestion it would be to try to include more image review, even if it means stretching the time of sessions.

As I mentioned on the last day, I really appreciated how you went out of your way to help Pat feel part of the group. I think you are an exceptional workshop leader, teacher, and artist and I would recommend these workshops to anyone with the knowledge and experience to fully appreciate what you have to offer them. I feel very fortunate to have had a chance to participate in several of these and look forward to more in the future. I also learn a lot from your e-books so please keep writing them.

Good luck with your travels and family. Pat sends her best.

Scott Young


Palouse 2018 Photo Workshop Announced!!

The Palouse ~ A Creative Adventure/Photo Tour of Eastern Washington State. May 22-26, 2018
5 Full Days: $1699/Limit 10
. 1 SPOT LEFT

Join me for what will be my best Palouse trip yet. I have a few new spots to share as well as some new techniques- both in the field and in post-processing 🙂 . This past year I feared that I had gotten to the Palouse too early with my first group, however my images and my experiences told a different story. Instead of sweating my buns off like usual I realised that by going early I was able to keep cooler while shooting, I had a huge variety of colors instead of all green. By the end of my last workshop we had returned to one of my favorite rolling hill locations, except that everything was solid green–gone were the multiple color tones and stages of growth that I had so fondly captured just 10 days earlier. For 2018 I want to recreate the magic and go early again.

The rolling farmlands of the Palouse region of the northwestern United States provide a magical patchwork of textures and colors; especially when viewed from the top of Steptoe Butte where we will likely enjoy spectacular sunsets. We will photograph grand landscapes and mini-scenics of the rolling hills and farm fields. I will take you to some really cool old abandoned barns and farmhouses in idyllic settings. There is no better way to improve your compositional and image design skills and to develop your creativity than to join me for this trip. Photoshop and image sharing sessions daily– weather permitting (if it’s cloudy we’ll opt to shoot).

What’s included: In-the-field instruction, guidance, lessons, and inspiration, my extensive knowledge of the area, hotel lobby grab and go breakfasts, and Photoshop and image sharing sessions when possible. There will be a meet and greet slide program at 7:30pm on the evening before the workshop begins.

To Sign Up-

A non-refundable $699 deposit is due now. The balance will be due on February 15, 2018. If I do not receive your check for the balance on or before the due date I will try to fill your spot from the waiting list. Whether or not your spot is filled, you will lose your deposit. If not, you can secure your spot by paying your balance.
Please be sure to check your calendars carefully or to get trip insurance as I will not be able to give deposits or credits back for this workshop as I am arranging my entire schedule around this trip. Thank you for understanding.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact me via e-mail

Some of my past and present favorites:


Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Before a rainstorm

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Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Double Rainbow, Steptoe Butte

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Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse, 1/5 sec. vertical pan blur of dijon mustard filed

Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ My favorite tree, Palouse
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse, early morning sunrise
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse
 


Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Palouse
 


Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography
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Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography


Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography


Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Close-up of one of the farm fields from Steptoe Butte, Canon 300mm f/2.8 II lens with the 1.4 teleconvertor


Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography Pan blur at 1/10 sec.


Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography


Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography


Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography


Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography

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12 Responses

  1. Muriel McClellan says:

    Love the suggestion for the additional exercise on composition. Wow, that would really increase one’s learning curve. Your images are beautiful. Love them all.

    Thanks so much Muriel, I appreciate it.
    denise

  2. Carlotta Grenier says:

    Those are outstanding images, beautiful work as always a perfectionist

    Thank you Carlotta, I appreciate your kind words, see you soon!! I can’t wait!
    denise

  3. Sue Eberhart says:

    Enjoyed reading Scott’s letter as he shares some of the essence of you and your teaching/coaching, Denise. Each workshop advances the way I look at the world and my attempts to capture it.

    Thanks Sue, I have that pic of us at the gas station/convenience store, good memories!
    denise

  4. Cheryl Sewell says:

    Oh, these take me right back to the Palouse! I particularly love the Infrared wide angle of the wagon wheel fence and silo barn, and I don’t usually like infrared. The mark of an artist, showing me something in a new way and giving me a new appreciation for it.

    Thank you Cheryl, we had fun for sure! I like the IR one too, it took me by surprise at first how much I would like it. But for some images it rocks, others it’s just ok.
    denise

  5. Love that Rainbow Denise and the first red barn image is very, very nice! Your Palouse images are a real inspiration. I hope to make it out there one day.

    Thanks so much Andrew, you would love it.
    denise

  6. Adit Merkine says:

    Inspiring images, as always, Denise. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Adit


    Thanks so much for looking Adit!
    hugs, denise

  7. James Saxon says:

    Love those image compositions, color and the way you have them processed. I love all those images and cannot pick out my favorite. Question: Have you tried a multiple exposure of the wind turbines to add some movement to the blades while everything else remains static? Just a thought.

    Yes, we do those at the turbines and it is great fun.
    denise

  8. Traci Burchell says:

    unbelievable how you are able to capture and interpret a moment in its beauty

    Thank you so much!
    denise

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