Sea Stacks Bandon Oregon ~ 2018 Workshop Announced!

Bandon Oregon Photography Workshop ~ September 4-8th, 2018, $1499.00 Limit 12 This year I am increasing the Bandon workshop by one day-there is just too much to photograph! This 4 day workshop on the coast in Bandon boasts some of the best sea stack photography on the west coast. Our local guide/photographer Susan Dimock lives …

Swan Island Dahlia Workshop 2018 ~ Announced!!

A Creative Adventure ~ Swan Island Dahlia Farm Photography Workshop September 9 -13, 2018 5 FULL DAYS: $1699 Meet & Greet Sept. 8th at 8pm in the hotel lobby. Join Denise Ippolito at the Swan Island Dahlia Farm in Canby Oregon (just south of Portland) for a great learning and photography experience. Swan Island features …

High-key Dahlias

This image was captured in the field at Swan Island Dahlia Farm in Canby Oregon. I was using my OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with the Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 lens attached. I exposed for my subject and not my background (cloudy dull sky) which pushed my histogram all the …

Bandon Oregon

Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography My workshop in Bandon is over and I am already in full swing with my Swan Island Dahlia workshop. Many of my clients that participated in the Bandon workshop have continued on here in Canby for some amazing dahlia photography. It was hard to say goodbye to the sea stacks …

Used Gear For Sale

SELL YOUR USED GEAR ON MY SITE Michael Zajac will be handling ALL USED GEAR SALES, please contact him via e-mail. When emailing please put the words “Used Gear” in the subject line. Please do not email me as I will only direct you back to Michael, thanks so much. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW …

Skógafoss B&W

Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, it is also one of the most visited waterfalls. Mainly because of it’s close proximity to the ring road and another nearby popular waterfall. On sunny days a rainbow can often be seen. There are steps leading up to an observation platform above Skógafoss and I …

Creative Blurs

I spent the last couple of days with private client Barbara H. at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. We had so much fun as I instructed her on how to capture creative blurs of just about everything Longwood had to offer. From soft-sharp blurs of roses to multiple exposures of celosia leaves, you name it she …

Ice–land

One of the most alluring parts of Iceland to me, is the ice. I like the diamond beach and lagoon area so much. I also like the highlands and some of the more remote places in Iceland…but the ring road offers a wide variety of photo opportunities that are there for the taking as long …

Camping the Ring Road in Iceland-2018

Iceland Camping Adventure with Denise Ippolito August 6-17th, 2018 (12 days) Price: $6800.00 per person based on double occupancy Join me for what will be a unique adventure around the Ring Road in Iceland. Participants will see some of the amazing places that Iceland has to offer from it’s notorious fire and ice locations to …

Iceland Trip Report

My recent ring road camping/photo tour in Iceland was a lot of fun, especially for me, as I love camping and I couldn’t ask for a more scenic landscape than Iceland. My clients were troopers as they were the very first adventurers on this ring road tour with me. The camper vans were great with …

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 …