Purple Pansy

I love the color purple and I love Pansies; they remind me of my Mom. This originally deep purple Pansy stood out from the crowd of Pansies at my local garden center. I liked the multi-colored flower petals and the center that looked like it had a tongue sticking out; I often see faces in …

Piping Plovers

Piping plovers breed on the Atlantic Coast beaches usually around mid-March. They will lay 3 to 4 sand-colored eggs in small nests between the dunes and the high-tide line. The plovers will avoid dense vegetation when choosing their nest scapes as it provides cover for predators. Both sexes incubate the eggs which hatch within 30 …

My Weekend

I had a terrific time in Canada this past weekend where I presented six programs at the 38th Annual Latow Photography Seminar, in Burlington Ontario. I was extremely honored that they chose me to be their keynote speaker this year. It was also a great chance for me to meet up with some old friends …

The Flow of the Flower

For the Ranunculus flower above I took about 40 different shots, using many different apertures and shooting angles. They were all handheld with my OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera and the Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8. Choosing the right position of the flower and showing off its natural flow was paramount. …

Namibia

In two weeks I will be heading back to Namibia for another great adventure. This time I will spend more time looking for situations like this. I loved the way the zebras interacted and the dust that they created by running around was a great way to blur out busy backgrounds. Using backlight to my …

Totally Warped Tutorial!

Below are the steps I used to create the warped image above. I am including them because I have received numerous emails asking me for the how-to. I don’t have a lot of time right now to write a formal tutorial but here is an overview of what I did, hope it helps. The original …

Creative Pan Blurs in the Palouse

Image © 2016/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Horizontal Pan Blur ~ Palouse Region. Manual mode, 1/8 sec at f/13, ISO 100, handheld One of the most common ways to move your camera is by panning–moving a camera in one direction using a smooth, fluid movement. The panning motion can be done either vertically or horizontally, and …

Falkland Islands Photo Tour

Images above copyright Denise Ippolito Land-based Falkland Islands Dec 30, 2017- Jan 13, 2018. Join multiple award winning photographer’s, Denise Ippolito and Paul McKenzie for what will be an amazing two week expedition to the Falkland Islands. We have hand selected each and every stop to maximize our time in the Falklands. This is a …

Flower Distortion

To create the look above I started with an image of a dogwood that was captured in Charleston SC. I used the Polar Coordinate filter in Photoshop to create the look. To get to the filter go to Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates. I added a gradient filter to enhance the background a bit but the background was …

Hellebore 3 Ways

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography I’m getting ready for Spring but the weather keeps changing! I went to the local market and picked this Hellebore plant up after walking away from it on my first visit. I saw my friend Mary Stamper’s post on Facebook and decided I would need to go back and get …

Bosque del Apache 2017 ~ Workshop Announced!

This workshop has filled but get on the waitlist if you really want to go, chances are something will come up and someone will have to forfeit their spot-it happens more times than you think… Bosque del Apache New Mexico, 5 day photography workshop with Denise Ippolito/ $1699.00 November 27th- Dec 1, 2017 Limit 10/ …

Venice Italy ~ May 2018

Join Denise Ippolito for A Creative Adventure in Venice, Italy ~ May 12th – May 16th, 2018 (5 nights). $3950.00 per person based on double occupancy. Limit 12/ 6 spots available During this photo tour we are staying in the heart of San Marco which can be very expensive. This will place us within walking …

More From Charleston, SC

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography My time in Charleston has sadly ended. I am at the airport waiting for my now delayed flight. I had yet another wonderful group filled with old and new friends. We had some challenges during our photo shoots. Most of the flowers were spent due to early frost/wind/rain/etc.. but it …

Charleston, SC

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography I have been in Charleston for three days now, scouting and enjoying the low country life. Today I went for a drive with no particuar place in mind; I decided to explore. I had a great time driving on Rt 17. I checked out a few old hot spots and …