Keukenhof

Keukenhof Gardens

When we first arrived in Holland I was slightly worried that the flower fields and the grounds at Keukenhof would not be in full bloom. I wanted my group to experience the beautifully landscaped grounds at Keukenhof. When in bloom the plantings can be spectacular! I am hopeful that the weather will hold and we …

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Native Azalea Impressions

All of the images in this post were created at the Native Azalea garden inside of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in Charleston South Carolina. To create the painterly look I used Topaz Impressions and texture overlays along with a final tweak in Nik Color Efex. I wanted a romantic, aged look to these images and …

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Happy Easter

I wanted to share some Wisteria that I photographed at Magnolia Gardens in Charleston South Carolina with everyone. I applied a texture to the vertical image below. Happy Easter to those of you that celebrate it. Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Wisteria ~ Magnolia Gardens, South Carolina

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My Kiawah Visit, Some Updates and 2 Trees ???

My Visit: After my Magnolia Gardens workshop in South Carolina I presented my program “A Blend of Art and Nature” and conducted 2 sold out workshops for the Kiawah Photo Club. Kiawah, is a short driving distance from Charleston South Carolina. While I was in Kiawah I stayed with Ann and Richard Gridley. They are …

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Rainbow Row, Charleston

Rainbow Row is the name for a section of historic houses in downtown Charleston, So. Carolina on East Bay Street. The name “Rainbow Row” came about when they were restored in the 1930s and 1940s. One of the stories that I heard said that the houses were painted in different vibrant colors so drunken sailors …

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Magnolia Gardens Trip Report

I have had a great time here in Charleston. I say goodbye to my group tomorrow afternoon, then head straight to the Kiawah where I will be giving a presentation to the Kiawah Island Photo Club and two sold out workshops :). My group was a nice mix of old and new clients. We had …

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Angel Oak

I finally got a chance to photograph the famous “Angel Oak” tree on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina this morning. I met up with my group tonight after spending the entire day shooting on my own, scouting the location thoroughly so that tomorrow’s shoot with my clients would run smoothly and they could enjoy …

Longwood-Gardens

Longwood Gardens

Due to a booking error I have one spot left for the Charleston, South Carolina with Denise Ippolito ~ March 26, 27, 28, 29th 2015 / $899.00- Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Workshop/Seminar more info here. I just got back home from my Longwood Gardens Seminar/Workshop. Both Don Schroder and Joe Subolefsky assisted me with the …

Middle Creek, PA

Middle Creek, PA

  Image © 2015/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Middle Creek Wildlife Management, PA Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, EF600mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec Aperture: 8 Exposure mode: Manual ISO: 400 On Wednesday March 18th I went to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in PA for my very first but not last visit. …

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LimoStudio 200 Photography LED Barndoor Light Kit

This LED light works great in places like the Lonaconing Silk Mill where it is dark. One of my clients Tom Holding used it at Lonaconing and I was impressed. It comes with a large battery and charger that I think is one of the best features.  This light comes with three gel covers and …

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Swan Island Dahlia Workshop 2015

  Image © 2014/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Portland Japanese Garden A Creative Adventure ~ Swan Island Dahlia Farm Photography Workshop September 8 -12, 2015 ~ 5 FULL DAYS: $1699 Meet & Greet Sept. 7th at 8pm FULL WAIT Join Denise Ippolito at the Swan Island Dahlia Farm in Canby Oregon (just south of Portland) for …

Lonaconing Silk Mill

Lonaconing Silk Mill

I just got back from a wonderful weekend at Lonaconing Silk Mill. I made the five hour drive on Friday afternoon down to the silk mill and met most of the group for dinner that evening (it was not planned). We went to my favorite restaurant near the silk mill-the Hen House. I have to …

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Barnegat Jetty

I spent the afternoon of March 11th at the Barnegat Jetty which is located at the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County, New Jersey. It was a beautiful day with plenty of Harlequins. It’s been awhile since I have been out to the jetty and it felt like old times being there …

Hokkaido, Japan

It Takes Two

I love to photograph action, flight and intimate moments. Lots of my inspiration comes from just watching my subjects as they carry on about their business. I look for patterns in behavior so that I can get set up and prepare for the repeats. I also look for anything out of the ordinary; like a …