Swan Island Dahlia Workshop 2018 ~ Announced!!

A Creative Adventure ~ Swan Island Dahlia Farm Photography Workshop September 9 -13, 2018
5 FULL DAYS: $1699
Meet & Greet Sept. 8th at 8pm in the hotel lobby.

Join Denise Ippolito at the Swan Island Dahlia Farm in Canby Oregon (just south of Portland) for a great learning and photography experience. Swan Island features more than 40 acres with over 350 varieties of dahlias in a plethora of colors, shapes and sizes, making it one of the largest growers in the United States.

Daily Photo Schedule
We will enjoy five morning (7:00am till 10:00am) and four afternoon (4:00pm till 6pm) photography sessions. While we will do most of our photography at the Swan Island Dahlia Farm, we will also visit the Portland Rose Garden on this workshop. The in-the-field instruction will include seeing the situation, the use of selective focus, creative use of depth of field, histogram and exposure guidance, designing creative images, choosing your background, isolating your subject, lens options, and the use of reflectors and diffusers. Our field sessions will include challenging photography assignments geared to make you think creatively. Both personalized and small group instruction will be provided. I hope that you can join me for an intense five days of learning and some of the best flower photography to be had in North America.

Seminar Afternoon: 2:30pm till 5:30pm
The seminar will begin with a presentation of “Bloomin’ Ideas”. This is an overview of the in-the-field and post-processing techniques that I have used and developed over the past few years to create my signature look. I will follow with a Photoshop session that will be geared towards all levels, during which I will be demonstrating some of my favorite techniques and tips while sharing my creative workflow using a variety of Photoshop filters and effects. The entire afternoon is designed to inspire and develop your creative vision.
The group will have lunch together daily, except for the seminar day which will be lunch on your own. All are invited to bring their laptops for image critiques and sharing during our 4 lunches together.

*All times are tentative and subject to change based on weather and local conditions.

Deposit Info and Cancellation Policies
A $699 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your slot. Your balance is due 5 months before the date of the workshop and is also non-refundable. If the trip fills and I am able to fill your spot, I will be glad to apply a credit applicable to a future workshop for the full amount less a $100 processing fee.
*Non-photographer spouses/companions (they may not photograph at all during the workshop with any type of camera including a cell phone-thank you for understanding) may join the group for $100/day. This fee includes all slide programs, lunches with the group and in-the-field sessions.


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  1. Cathy Manning says:

    How many clients attend this workshop ? And generally how quickly does this workshop fill up ?

    Hi Cathy,

    Usually around 10 clients and it fills fast.
    thank you, denise

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