Monday, 11 March 2013

What Goes Thru A Photographer's Mind - Today's Photographer is Denise Ippolito

Just a Peak by Denise Ippolito
I wanted to expose my readers to as many different PRO photographers as I can. Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of today's most talented photographers... and today's photographer is someone that I have admired for a long time.

Take it away Denise...

Sometimes it is good to leave a little to the imagination. Some of the most intriguing movies or books are the ones that make you wonder or keep you guessing. I remember an image of a wolf that I saw a few years back. The wolf as walking into the frame with it’s head turning back as if something or someone was following it. The entire body of the wolf was not in view and I wondered if it was hurt, what had happened to it. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that the image has stayed with me for years -it had impact. Why? It didn’t tell the whole story. Have we as photographers been so trained that we feel the image needs to be complete, that it needs to tell the whole story. Imagination is a very powerful thing and maybe adding a little by taking away a little is a good thing.

Camera & Settings:
Canon 1D Mark III
Canon 100mm Macro lens
1/500sec. at f/2.8
ISO 400
Manual mode, manual focus, Hand held, Natural light with Reflector, shot against an almost white sky.


My thoughts were to create something soft and dreamy and to leave a little to the imagination. When working with whites it is very important to get the right exposure. With digital that is very easy. If shooting in Raw then you will want to push your exposure to the right as much as possible without blinkies (highlight alerts) and without touching the right wall of your histogram..

A CREATIVE ADVENTURE
PHOTOGRAPHY by denise ippolito

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