Lake Natron Aerial Photos

Several years ago fellow photographer and friend Paul McKenzie showed me his aerial images of flamingos over Lake Natron. The patterns and colors were off the chart. Ever since then I have wanted to go and it give a try myself. I finally got a chance on this past Kenya trip and boy it did …

Shaker Village, Kentucky

I just got home late last night from my Shaker Village workshop in Kentucky. It was a private workshop that I conducted for the Garden Club of America. I was assisted by Sharon Klass and Tom Wester, both helped me out enormously and I truly appreciated it. Along with the 18 participants Tom, Sharon and …

Japan in Winter 2019 Announced!!

Japan in Winter 2019 ~ February 9-22nd $9,499.00/double occupancy. Limit 8 Join award winning photographers Denise Ippolito and Paul McKenzie on a photographic adventure to Japan. One of our main subjects will be the amazing Snow Monkeys aka Japanese macaque. We will spend approximately 2 days photographing them. When we get to Hokkaido we will …

Kenya 2018 Announced!

Kenya, Masai Mara ~ African Safari with Paul McKenzie and Denise Ippolito September 29- October 9, 2018/ 11 Nights, $7995.00 Limit: 7 photographers FULL WAIT Paul McKenzie has been travelling to Kenya photographing wildlife, for over 20 years. His extensive knowledge of the area is unrivaled. Paul has put together one of the best photographic …

More Mara Adventures

I just returned home from Kenya and it was one of the most amazing photographic trips I have ever been on. The action and photo opportunities were off the chart. During my photo adventure my group and I visited the Maasai Mara National Reserve which is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya. …

Almost Home From Kenya

It has been a fantastic 2 weeks in Kenya thanks to my co-leader Paul McKenzie for sharing the Mara and all of its beauty with me and the group. I learned one important thing from the trip-your drivers matter!! We have had 3 of the best drivers and our safari vehicles could not have been …

My Kenya Gear Bag

I am heading out tomorrow to go to Kenya for 13 nights. It is my first time to Kenya but not my first trip to Africa. My co-leader Paul McKenzie has been going there for over 20 years so I feel like we will be in good hands. I am very excited to see Kenya …

Jaxson’s Progress

*Top picture, he just woke up with sleepy eyes 🙂 this image was captured by my daughter two days ago with her iPhone, I wanted to share his most recent photo. I want to thank everyone for your kind support of Jaxson over the past year. He has been making great progress and I would …

Torres del Paine ~ Patagonia 2019

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile ~ April 4-12th, 2019 with Denise Ippolito 8 nights superior accommodations $7999.00pp.based on double occupancy. Also included: airport transfers, all transportation, 2 photography excursions daily (weather permitting), entrance fees into Torres del Paine, private horse run photo shoot, 3 meals daily & open bar. Arrive on the 4th and check …

Hybrid Poplar Trees

After my last two workshops I spent some time driving around with a couple of friends. I wanted to visit a tree farm that my friend Lynn Fulton wrote to me about. When my small group arrived we were immediately met with no trespassing signs everywhere. So off we went to find the owners and …

Circles in the Sand

Top Image © 2017/Signe Ann Thorsen Photography- Ann created this masterpiece using her iPhone! Circles in the Sand is a sand labyrinth experience on the beach presented by Denny Dyke, Labyrinth artist. My group had the chance to watch and photograph these intricate designs created on the beach during the early morning. These are not …

Voigtlander 42.5 Macro lens

Day one with my Voigtlander 42.5 Macro lens and I could not be happier with it! The Voigtlander provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 85mm when used on Micro Four Thirds body. It is a manual focus prime lens that can produce a beautiful bokeh when using a shallow depth of field. The minimum focusing …

Sea Stacks Bandon Oregon ~ 2018 Workshop Announced!

Bandon Oregon Photography Workshop ~ September 4-8th, 2018, $1499.00 Limit 12 This year I am increasing the Bandon workshop by one day-there is just too much to photograph! This 4 day workshop on the coast in Bandon boasts some of the best sea stack photography on the west coast. Our local guide/photographer Susan Dimock lives …

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 …