From My Files #11

I am still in Iceland and should return home tomorrow night. I hope to be able to share a few images and some of my thoughts about my trip with everyone. Since I have been offline for awhile I thought I would do another one of my “From My Files Series”. The very top image …

Heading Back to Iceland

I am leaving from Newark Airport tomorrow night for my “Camping the Ring Road Photo Tour in Iceland”. It is not meant to be a glamping trip but we will certainly not be roughing it as one would expect on a camping trip. We will have campervans that have heat, coolers and running water –wifi …

Canon 5D Mark IV – Files

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography CLICK ON BOTH IMAGES TO SEE THE LARGER, SHARPER VERSIONS During my recent Coastal Brown Bear excursion I brought my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera and planned on using it exclusively. I really wanted to put the camera to the test in low light conditions and with action, …

Backlit Bear -Two Ways

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography Both of the images in this post were captured minutes apart with the same subject and lighting. The difference in the overall appearance of both images was my post processing. You see for both images, the lighting was coming from behind the bear. During the capture, I needed to control …

2018 UK Puffins & More Photo Adventure

2018 UK Puffins & More Photo Adventure with Denise Ippolito June 25 through July 2, 2018: $4999, 7 nights. Limit 10 photographers This UK trip offers unparalleled opportunities to photograph Atlantic Puffin, Common Murre, Razorbill, Shag, and Gannet. As well as Arctic, Sandwich, and Common Terns. On one of the islands that we stop at …

Katmai Bear Trip with Cubs

The top image is a combo of Topaz Impression and Topaz Glow that I then converted to B&W. In this photo the sow and cubs are alerted by the scent of another bear; they have an exceptional sense of smell. Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ One of my favorites, I am calling it “Teething” …

Kodiak Alaska

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography We finally landed in Kodiak yesterday after multiple delays in Newark and Chicago due to a storm in Chicago. This morning I got up early and went for a walk around the harbor. It was beautiful, I loved the fresh clean air and the sound of all the gulls, oystercatchers …

Liquify

To create the image in this post I started with a 2 image multiple exposure created in-camera of a white poppy. I wasn’t thrilled with the outside petals, they were worn and did not look pristine. So I took the image into Photoshop. The original image is shown at the bottom of this post. Image …

The Fusion Plate

After my recent blog post and searching the web for a plate that would allow my camera to go from a shoulder strap to a tripod easily and efficiently I noticed a plate that recent Palouse attendee David Eckman was using. Thanks Dave, for introducing me to this cool, kinda new, plate called the Fusion …

UK Puffin Trip Report

My 2017 Puffin trip was a success by every standard. Photo opportunities were endless and everyone enjoyed the trip. We had a few weather glitches but we also had some nice soft light for a lot of the time. Sunny days are not ideal since we have full day boat trips scheduled. When it is …

Headed Home Soon!

I am in Edinburgh with most of the group for a couple of days. I head home on the 5th after I have some time to shop for wool scarves and goodies! During my time in Edinburgh and on the plane I hope to get to some of the boat load of images that need …

Leaves & Topaz

I wanted to create an interesting look from a high-key leaf capture. I decided to use a combination of Topaz Impression and Glow. I often like to combine the two programs to get the effect that I am after. Before starting with the filters I did some image prep. I warped my initial base image …

Heading to the UK!

I will be flying into Edinburgh tonight and then driving my group to our deluxe cottages by the sea for 7 glorious nights. With daily excursions to photograph puffins and gannets. Eight of the nine clients will be joining me for an extension to Bass Rock. Last year’s experience there was amazing and I am …