Denise Ippolito

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Consider the Backgrounds…

Image © 2018/Denise Ippolito Photography<p>One of the most important components that should not be overlooked when photographing wildlife is the …

Landscape Photography

Macro Photography with Rain-X

What is Rain-X and how can you use it to create some interesting images for macro photography?<p>Rain-X is a glass cleaner that repels water when …

Jewelry Ice Beach

On our last day in Hokkaido some of our group went to Jewelry Ice Beach after our local guide made the suggestion. We arrived just before sunrise. I …

Working the Whites

The Whooper Swan above was covered in hoarfrost. It was drifting near the water’s edge and seemed to be quite content. When I first started …

Prepping, Texturing & Topaz

The top featured Snow Monkey image was captured at the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park in Japan and enhanced in post-processing. The monkey park can get …

My Interview with Emma Hanisch

This past summer I was contacted by Emma Hanisch, Emma is working towards her master’s degree in Science Communication at the University of Otago in …

The Fusion Plate

After my recent blog post and searching the web for a plate that would allow my camera to go from a shoulder strap to a tripod easily and efficiently …

UK Puffin Trip Report

My 2017 Puffin trip was a success by every standard. Photo opportunities were endless and everyone enjoyed the trip. We had a few weather glitches …

Hellebore 3 Ways

[See image gallery at deniseippolito.com]<br>Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography<br>I’m getting ready for Spring but the weather keeps changing! I went …

Black and White

I’ve seen lots of images of sand dunes captured at Death Valley and for the most part I have enjoyed both the B&W and color versions, so I could go …

Capturing Fleeting Moments in Nature

Sometimes landscape photography is all about capturing those fleeting moments that leave us in awe. These moments can last anywhere between a faction …

Landscape Photography

Mini Landscapes

Not every landscape image is captured at an iconic location or is of epic proportion. They cannot all be magnificent wonders of the world. What’s …

Creating Visual Lines in Landscapes

One of the strongest elements of composition is the use of visual lines. You often hear them referred to as leading lines, s-curves, image flow or …

Dramatic B&W Conversions

<b>For those of you that missed the article that I wrote for VW, here it is:</b>The image above was processed in Photoshop, but the conversion to black and …

Topaz Glow 2

Longwood Gardens is a great place to photograph in August. In addition to the Waterlily display there are all kinds of great things to be found …

Past Prime…

Image © 2016/Denise Ippolito Photography<br>The original capture for this post was created last year at the Portland Rose Garden. I spent a day there …

Coneflower

Image © 2016/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Original capture<br>The above image is my original capture, as you can see it is a little tight in the frame, …

Pairing… Textures

The number one question I get when referring to textures is, “how do you now what texture to pair with each image?” The real answer is that you …

Great Black-backed Gulls

I created this image on my recently concluded Nickerson Beach.workshop Please keep in mind that these type of images, are not my cup of tea when it …

Creating your own Textures

Creating a texture from your base image is easy and takes only a few minutes and a bit of creativity. I use my base image (shown below) to create a …

Namibia Slide/ Journal

I created this slide journal to share my Namibia experience with everyone. I thought that it made a nice presentation. Keep in mind it was my first …

Setting the Scene

Many times when I arrive at a location whether it is a well known location of an iconic shot or a back road find I will spend a little time looking …

Namibia Trip Report

I am almost home from my wondrous photo-tour to Namibia, Southern Africa, where I co-led a workshop there with Arthur Morris. Our hosts Wim and Ben …

High-key Captures

For years I have loved the simplistic look of high-key images. High-key usually refers to images that have a predominance of light or bright tones. I …

Kolmanskop, Namibia

I’ve wanted to visit Kolmanskop ghost town in Namibia for years. I have always loved the images that I have seen from there and really had high hopes …

Reflectors for Flower Photography

The difference between a good or bad image often depends on the lighting. Poor lighting or insufficient lighting can affect the overall appeal of the …

Nature Photography

Creative Patterns In Nature

It’s fun to look for patterns in nature and it is even more fun to photograph them! I also like to look for multiple flowers or leaves that form a …

Church on Easter Sunday

I went to the ruins of the Old Sheldon Church in South Carolina on Easter Sunday. I’m in Charleston for two back to back workshops and my first group …

Adding Textures & Gradients

There are many ways to go about adding a texture to an image, however there are a few tweaks that can be made along the way. For me, I like to see …

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 …