Bye, Bye Bosque…

At least for now… I just finished up with my group as our time together in Bosque del Apache has come to an end. I feel a little sad saying goodbye to so many good friends and photographers; they were a stellar group, most of which I have worked with before. It was a slightly …

Lofoten, Norway Aurora Workshop Announced for 2019!

This will be my first adventure to Norway, it is an exploratory adventure just like my first Kenya and Vietnam trip. Do I know the location like the back of my hand? No, that is why I am employing the very best photographic guides possible. When I went to Kenya, my guides and co-leader had …

10 Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I am still in Bosque, my group had their first shooting session tonight. Tomorrow morning we head out early but I wanted to give you some stocking stuffer ideas for your friends and family members that love photography, also some good ideas to direct your family members to if you, yourself are the photographer in …

Bosque- My First Day Back

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography I arrived at Bosque del Apache NWR very early this morning, actually way early and got a spot on the flight deck. My thoughts were that I should probably go to the left of the flight deck but there was no wind at all and since I never get the …

Early Morning Starry Sky ~ White Sands

White Sands National Monument is a little over a 2 hour drive from Bosque del Apache; if you’ve never been I would recommend a visit. I have been there a few times before but have never truly explored it to great lengths. It is best to contact the park before going and apply for an …

Heading to Back to Bosque

Tomorrow I will meet up with friends at White Sands for some shooting time on my own. Then I head to Bosque del Apache NM to photograph beautiful skies along with Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese before meeting my group on the 27th. I have been going to Bosque for years, although I missed last …

8 Hanukkah Gift Ideas

Hanukkah 2017 will begin in the evening of Tuesday, December 12, here are some gift ideas for your photo family or friends. 1) HoodLoupe 3″ Glare Free LCD Loupe, this helps the photographer see the back of his/her LCD screen, especially in the bright sun. 2) LensCoat brand camera and or lens covers. These covers …

Question? Focus Modes/ Focus Points

I recently received an email asking me which focus modes and focus points I use. I started to answer the email and decided I would share it on my blog instead. It is important to remember that I shoot primarily with Canon gear and I use the shutter button to focus. This information may be …

Puffins & Gannets

This just in, I have secured a Bass Rock Landing date that will be included during my regular Puffin workshop! My contact from previous years has hired all new captains and will be offering private chumming and landing tours. I have booked a chumming trip with a landing on Bass Rock for my group and …

Secluded Slot Canyons

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography After going through Lower Antelope Slot Canyon, my friend and I made arrangements to visit two other canyons that were a bit more remote. Each of these canyons limited the amount of visitors during each session. It felt like I had the canyons to myself because even though I went …

Horseshoe Bend Canyon

Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped bend in the Colorado River, located just outside of Page Arizona. The canyon is becoming more and more popular and there is word that they will be installing a platform and railing around the iconic viewing area. On one of the nights that I was there it was incredibly windy …

Lower Antelope Canyon

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ The Arch The slot canyon was beautiful and I could see it as being a treasure trove if you had it to yourself or at least without the busloads of tourists. I couldn’t believe how many people they crammed in the slot canyon. It was literally bumper to bumper …

Alabama Hills

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Alabama Hills Arch, my favorite from the early morning. I spent a couple of days with clients/friends Laurie and Frank Sheets out in Lone Pine California. My friend Michael came along to help with the driving and to scout a few other areas out west. We all got along …

Golden Canyon and Red Cathedral

I finally had a chance to walk through the Golden Canyon in Death Valley NP. I was impressed by the view of the Red Cathedral rocks as we walked into the canyon. I also loved the lines and perspectives we saw. Here are a few of my favorites from that hike. They are not grand …