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My View on a Portrait

I often get questions regarding sharpness and the degrees of sharpness. Sometimes I will be lecturing and talking about a specific image and mention something along the lines of “I didn’t want the entire image to be sharp”. I will go on to say that “one way that I control the viewer’s eye is to …

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Just A Few Tweaks

On a foggy morning shoot in Greece I photographed this Dalmatian Pelican on Lake Kerkini. I loved the softness that was created from the fog. However, the fog left the scene almost monochromatic. I decided to process the image using one of my favorite and often “overlooked” adjustments in Photoshop- Auto Tone. Once inside Photoshop …

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2017 Coastal Brown Bear Cubs in Kodiak Alaska

Coastal Brown Bear Cubs in Kodiak Alaska ~ July 12-18, 2017 A Creative Adventure Workshop 5 Full days and 2 half days – $6699 Limited to 8 participants./ 4 spots left Join Denise Ippolito in spectacular Katmai National Park, AK for six days of photographing Coastal Brown Bears. Mid-July is prime time for viewing and …

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Cooler or Warmer? Which Do You Prefer?

The above image reflects my creative vision for the scene. I was photographing in temperatures at about minus 15 Celsius. The tips of my fingers hurt so bad that morning. I had forgotten my hand and foot warmers so I was in agony as I photographed these cranes in Northern Japan. In-camera I set my …

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Iris Garden Photography Workshop ~ 2017 Announced!

Schreiner’s Iris Garden Photography Workshop/ Salem, Oregon (located just outside of Portland) May 17-20, 2017 ~ 4 FULL DAYS: $1399 Meet & Greet May 16th at 7pm at hotel Limit 12/3 spots available Join Denise Ippolito for a one of a kind Iris workshop at one of the most amazing Iris Gardens in the US. …

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Getting Creative with the Fisheye Lens

From Wikipedia: In photography, a fisheye lens is a wide-angled lens that takes in an extremely wide, hemispherical image. Originally developed for use in meteorology to study cloud formation and called “whole-sky lenses”. My first experience with a fisheye lens was when I borrowed one from a friend several years ago. I fell in love …

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Impressions of Bosque del Apache II Available Now!

Finally, it is finished! It gives me great pleasure to announce Impressions of Bosque del Apache II. This eBook is not intended as a how-to book but rather a visual expression of my thoughts and feelings as I photographed my way through this amazing place. I want to immerse you in what I call the …

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Steller’s Sea Eagle

One of my favorite images from my recent Japan trip was this Steller’s Sea Eagle standing on a snow covered wall. I wanted to create a soft effect so I got low and tried to put the snow between me and the bird. The snow was blowing around from time to time and as a …

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Foreword by Rick Sammon

I have just completed my latest eBook “Impressions of Bosque del Apache II”. I am just awaiting final review by Carol Carson before I announce the sale of it. Carol edited my last eBook “A Guide to Creative Filters & Effects II”. She did such a great job with it that I asked her to …

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Venice Italy Photo Tour ~ May 2016

Due to a last minute cancellation because of a severe injury 2 spots are now available for the Venice workshop. Discount available for these spots. Please contact me for details via e-mail. Join Denise Ippolito and Pamela Cohen for A Creative Adventure in Venice, Italy ~ May 12th – May 17th, 2016 (5 nights). $3950.00 …

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Japan in Winter 2018 Announced!

Japan in Winter 2018 ~ February 9-24: $9,499.00/double occupancy. Limit 8/1 spots available * 3 Day Kyoto pre-trip extension available. 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 ½ …

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Nickerson Beach July ~ 2016 Workshop Announced!

Image © Denise Ippolito Photography Skimmer Feeding ~ Nickerson Beach Image © Denise Ippolito Photography Skimmers Battling ~ Nickerson Beach Image © Denise Ippolito Photography Common Terns ~ Nickerson Beach Nickerson Beach Workshop ~ Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  July 26, 27. 28, 2016, $999.00 This is 5 shooting sessions. Join Denise Ippolito on Long Island, NY …

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Japan ~ Part II

Japan has been spectacular again this year. Yesterday we photographed the Red-crowned Cranes. The cranes are my absolute favorite subjects in Japan. The lack of snow fall has hurt us a little at the sanctuary for photography. We are lucky to have snow on the ground. The cranes at the sanctuary couldn’t help but put …

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10 Photoshop Quick Tips II Announced!!

After the release of my first 10 Photoshop Quick Tips, readers have been sending in requests for future publications to include many of my other tips. Some of which have been demonstrated at seminars and/or workshops. So I have decided to do a second file addressing the most requested tips. I am very pleased to …

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Japan ~ Part 1

Hi Folks, I am sending this blog post again as many of you said you never received the notice so I am trying again to send it…my apologies to those that are receiving it twice. Several folks have already commented on the first sending and I am putting their comments in the first comment square. …