Workshops by A Creative Adventure/ denise ippolito
Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of their equipment including but not limited to exposure, f-stops and shutterspeed.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm your registration.
The full balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.
My Cancellation Policy: Deposit and balance paid will be fully refunded if cancellation is made prior to 60 days before the workshop start date and your slot is filled. No refunds will be given if cancellation is made less than 60 days before the workshop start date. I reserve the right to bring additional clients along on any workshop.
I am available for private one, two and three day workshops. My rate is $750.00 per day and that will include two shooting sessions and one laptop session per day. My travel expenses and lodging if applicable will be priced accordingly.
I am offering afternoon workshops for camera clubs and other groups. These are 3-4 hour hands-on workshops at a location near your club. The workshop would be conducted on a Saturday or Sunday and would require a 10 person minimum. Entrance fees to the location would be separate and not included in my fees. Travel expenses and lodging for Out of State Clubs will be priced accordingly.
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Below are my current workshop offerings. To sign up for one of my workshops please visit the Workshop page on my blog where you will be able to pay by Paypal or credit card.
What some of my clients have to say:
Mark Donaldson writes:
It was a fantastic workshop. I know I learned alot and spent most of my time watching and listening because both of you had so much to offer. Your enthusiasm and sincere enjoyment of photography came through! It was great that you presented complementary approaches to the subject (f2.8 vs f32) and you did it with great professionalism and humor. You both were attentive to your students and tailored your presentation to our interests. I would highly recommend it to others and wouldn’t change a thing!
hope to see you both again soon!
John Jakubik writes:
I enjoyed the workshop and can think of several things that I will definitely need to get going to try on my own. Such as the in camera high key, the matte prints for quick “fake” backgrounds, tips on using fractalius. It may have been nice to get to other areas in the gardens but with only 3 hours there is only so much ground that can be cover and you kept things moving. You and Denise make a good team. Both of you got everyone involved and gave them chances to get the image.
I believe the price point and number of participants of the workshop was reasonable.
If you and Denise each have mailing lists please add my address to both of them, as I would attend another workshop with either of you.
Thanks for a good learning experience.
Hali Sowle writes:
Thank you so much for a wonderful workshop this morning, you were just fantastic. I’ve got some wonderful pictures (and am seriously contemplating a 500mm lens. I’m going to see if I can talk my husband into your July workshop (if there are any openings left) or you may just see me again there, I learned an incredible amount along with taking some great images and good company.
Betty Wiley writes:
First of all, I want to thank you both so much for such a terrific workshop yesterday morning at Nickerson Beach. What a wonderful experience and I learned so much from both of you. I am going through my images this morning and I have so many shots that I just love. It was a great time and you are both superb instructors. I really liked your teaching style and you are both so approachable that I never felt uncomfortable or stupid asking questions.
Secondly, I would like to sign up for the next workshop at Nickerson beach at the end of July. I think you said it was July 24, but I am not sure. Let me know if you still have openings and I will send you the deposit.
Thanks again & best regards,
Linda Federico writes:
I wanted to thank you for your expert help at the William’s Nursery Macro class, you were great you have a lot of patience for sure!
Your site is amazing b. t. w…. your photography is pure art. I have no expectations of ever taking pro quality bird images but I sure enjoy the hobby aspect for myself. I realized that I was afraid of the camera before I took the class, I’ve got over some of that fear now so thanks again!
Steve Berkowitz writes:
Denise – I think I am going to buy a yearly pass to Longwood Gardens after the workshop yesterday. It really opened my eyes that I can do this stuff. You did a great job together.
Wayne and Chris Kliewer write:
Chris and I wanted to thank you and Denise for a wonderful morning at
Nickerson Beach. We picked up some pointers.
Thanks again for a wonderful class experience yesterday. Please pass
on our thanks and appreciation to Denise
Mike Lotito writes:
Just wanted to thank you for organizing a fun and informative workshop. We had a very nice group of people and I think everyone had to walk away with something.
Please sign me up for the morning workshop at Longwood Gardens. I look forward to joining the group.
Carole Wiley writes:
I would not have missed the workshop for anything. You did a great job. You both have a nice style and compliment each other nicely. I did get a number of images I like and I got a lot out of the morning.
Phil Witt writes:
Hi Denise--Just want to thank you for an enjoyable workshop at Longwood. I want to thank you, in particular, for your patient coaching with Becky. She enjoyed your instruction and is well on her way to mastering the mysteries of f/stops, DOF, ISO, etc. Please email me with any future workshops of yours.
Douglas Bolt writes:
I appreciate the attention that you devoted to the group. Very helpful morning.
MORE WORKSHOP KUDOS:
Thanks for a great time Saturday. It was much more than I expected. Already using lightroom and ps tricks. Look forward to shooting again with you soon.
Thanks for yesterday. I had a wonderful time. The Purple Sandpipers were an extra treat.
Just wanted to send a quick note of thanks.
Thank you so much for all your teaching and guidance and friendship over
the last couple of weeks! I really enjoyed getting to know you better, and
learned a lot from you. I now have the books to peruse, and Topaz and
Fractalius to play with.
Thanks for everything!
Thanks for all of your coaching and assistance last week. You definitely made the trip better and added to the experience. You give a good balance to Artie’s intensity. I look forward to being with you in Homer.
Just wanted to thank you for all your help at the IPT last week. It was really great to hang around listening to your suggestions throughout. I really did learn so much more this trip, although maybe it’s just taken longer for it to sink into my thick skull! I really feel my images are getting better, I’m seeing better things out of the camera and attribute that to you and Artie and of course all the co-leaders. You guys put together a really good group, lots of fun and great teachers. I do have to say your creativity really does inspire me, it just may take me awhile to get there. At Bosque I wasn’t quite so sure about the blurs, now I think it’s pretty neat, something to work on. I really hope we get the chance to shoot again sometime, maybe a trip east to your neck of the woods. Take care, and good luck with all your future projects.
Had meant to e-mail you after the Long Island IPT but things got really busy as soon as I got back. The holidays have given me some chance to catch up. Many thanks for the advise and instruction during the IPT – it truly was very helpful and appreciated. I did purchase the blur guide and am anxious to start trying some blurs (many of my photos are already unintentional blurs so I figure it won’t be too hard). Best wishes for the very best New Year.
I had such a wonderful time last week at Bosque and just wanted to thank you for all your help. I learned so much and had such a great time, It was a real hoot!! We had such a good group and an even better group of leaders, so willing to share their knowledge and help out at all times. The photography was spectacular but the people really made this trip special for me. I’ve always been pretty straight forward in my photography, but your creative influence has really got me thinking about new and different roads to follow and for that I’m forever grateful. I hope your future is bright and successful and I look forward to seeing and working with you again. All the best in the upcoming holiday season, take care.
Hi there Denise.
You are on the leading edge of trendy!!
I would like to say to you also that it was a pleasure spending time with you during the trip. And thanks for all the tips on composition in the field and Photoshop. I can tell you that I now am very aware of the background for a picture, as I realize that if there’s a tree right behind the bird’s head, it’s not a good picture. Believe it or not, I didn’t even see the background before, and your advice has made a big improvement in my technique.
I just wanted to thank you for an enjoyable time yesterday at Longwood Gardens.
I appreciate the insight you provided and the opportunity to shoot with you.
I love the fact that you have so much energy and enthusiasm for photography. . . A kindred spirit!
If you happen to be in my area of NJ or if you want to shoot in NYC some time, let me know and I’ll be happy to join you.
I hope to see you again soon.
Oh, and hopefully I’ll get to process my images in the near future.
Canon Everglades Workshop
Denise Ippolito was a huge help. We dealt with pretty much every imaginable problem in a span of four hours. As always, the folks that stayed close to Denise and to me and asked lots of questions learned the most. It was Denise who actually led most of the group into the field well before sunrise while I stayed behind dealing with a variety of tripod, tripod head, and plate issues.
Thanks for you help. The folks loved you and I would
have been dead in the water without you there.
I am late thanking you but, I want to thank you for making our 2011 Spring Foto Fun day such a success. Everyone there really enjoyed having you be part of our special day. We’ve never had a speaker who enveloped the day from the beginning to the end, from being one of our judges, interacting with attendees, providing a wonderful program, and providing door prizes and bringing handouts etc.
And thank you for my bag of goodies…that was very thoughtful of you.
Please keep us abreast of your successes in the coming years and I hope to catch up with seeing you at one of your programs.