Friday, July 12, 2013

July 27, 2013 - Tony Sweet, John Barclay & Denise Ippolito at the Whitney Center in Hamden, Connecticut

What a triple header! This is going to be awesome!!!

July 27, 2013 - Tony Sweet, John Barclay & Denise Ippolito
at the Whitney Center in Hamden, Connecticut

Program Schedule: July 27th, 2013

9:00 am- 9:45am- John Barclay - Discovery & The Creative Choice
Have you ever arrived at a location and wonder what there is to photograph?  Discovering worthy images can be a challenge.  John’s inspirational program is filled with ideas that will help you overcome your feelings of  F.U.D (Fears, Uncertainties and Doubts} and create your own unique images no matter where you are.

short break for questions

10:00am -10:45 am Denise Ippolito ~ "Before & After the Filters"
During this 45 minute program Denise will share some of her favorite creative filters and effects; she will show the base image before the filter has been applied and then the finished image after the effects have been applied. Seeing the before and after will be a great way to help you learn to choose the right filter for each image.

short break for questions

11:00am -11:45am Tony Sweet - Loosen Up!!
Break out of the box of traditional photography. It’s always about the image, but modern photography is much different than it used to be. With modern software and hardware, we can do whatever we can imagine. Fasten your seat belts for a fast paced, information packed presentation guaranteed to expand your creative reach!

15 minutes of questions and answers

LUNCH BREAK 12:00noon- 1:30 pm

1:30pm-2:15pm -John Barclay – Crafting Images with Topaz, Nik and Totally Rad.
John will do a live processing session where he will demonstrate concepts and share ideas of how to use Plug-Ins from Nik, Topaz and Totally Rad.   

short break for questions

2:30pm-3:15pm- Denise Ippolito -Lightpad Photography
Denise will share some of her favorite flower images that she has created using a Lightpad to illuminate them from underneath.  She will also share her tips and techniques, so that you too, can create unique works of art from your flower images. Bring your camera and give it a try or two. No tripods please as we won’t have time for everyone to set them up.
short break for questions

3:30pm -4:15pm- Tony Sweet - The invisible worlds of photography
There is a whole other world out there that we live in, but cannot see, and can only be seen when captured using an altered camera, extreme density filters, and software voodoo. Photographing things we cannot see is thrilling. Tony will illustrate and delve into, as much as possible in 45 minutes, the worlds of very long exposure photography, movement, traditional and color infrared photography.

15 minute question and answer time

4:30-Program ends

*All Day Seminar on Saturday July 27th – price is $79.00 there will be boxed lunches available at an additional cost.

Whitney Center
200 Leeder Hill Drive
Hamden, CT 06517

Sunday Follow up Workshop at the Bannerman Castle, $275.00.
Participants will join all three leaders on a private island tour photographing the castle ruins. We will work on creative in-camera techniques as well as HDR capture and IR. Bring your love for photography and your willingness to try new ideas for this one of a kind workshop opportunity. A detailed info sheet will be provided upon registration. Price includes the boat ride to and from the island.

You may bring a picnic basket if you like.

Sunday July 28th from 4:30pm-8:30pm.

This workshop has a minimum of 15 participants and we expect it to fill quickly.

Island historian Thom Johnson will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the history of the site. Thom is also a member of the Bannerman Island Trust.

About the castle:
After the Spanish-American War, arms merchant Francis Bannerman bought 90 percent of the U.S. Army's decommissioned weapons. Bannerman then constructed an arsenal on an island in the Hudson River. Built in the style of a Scottish castle, the arsenal featured a gateway once outfitted with a drawbridge. Long neglected and devastated by fire in 1969, the castle is now the focus of local preservation efforts.

To sign up please visit:

After successful careers as a jazz musician and educator, and professional magician, Tony settled on photography as his chosen means for personal expression. Beginning as a film photographer, he reluctantly moved to the digital age. Probably one of the last of his peers to “go digital,” Tony has become facile in imaging software, specializing in plug-ins. As a charter Nik Team member, Tony teaches and lectures throughout the United States and Canada on the creative use of plug-ins.

Tony and Susan Milestone conduct Visual Artistry photography location workshops throughout the US, Canada, and Iceland. Tony maintains an active speaking schedule to photography organizations, industry trade shows, and PPA schools throughout the continental United States and Canada. Tony's articles and images are featured in Shutterbug and Rangefinder magazines, and is a contributor to He is a staff writer for Nikon World magazine and is a staff instructor on

His photography is published worldwide in every medium and is represented by the Getty Picture Agency. Tony’s images are also used by Nikon, NikSoftware, Singh Ray, Alien Skin, Lensbaby, and others for national ad campaigns. Tony's interview on macro photography was published in The New York Times.
Tony has authored five books on the art of photography: Fine Art Nature Photography ('02), Fine Art Flower Photography ('05), and Fine Art Nature Photography: Water, Ice, Fog ('07), and Fine Art Digital Photography (’09), HDR Photography (2011). Tony and Masterphoto Workshops have co-produced 4 photography DVDs: Visual Artistry, HDR Made Easy, Visual Literacy, and Flower Photography Artistry, and an iPhone instructional video series.

Tony is a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, a charter member of Team Nik (NikSoftware), and a Lensbaby Guru.


Denise Ippolito is a freelance photographer, artist and writer living in NJ. She was a moderator for Bird Photographers.Net, an online photography site where she worked in the OOTB (Out of the Box) Forum. Denise has co-led several BIRDS AS ART Instructional Photo-Tours with Arthur Morris, a Canon Explorer of Light. He is a world renowned bird photographer and teacher. Denise now offers her own workshops featuring avian, flower and HDR photography. As a former award winning floral designer and garden center owner Denise has worked extensively with flowers, her most recent eBook “Bloomin’ Ideas” reflects her love for flowers and art. Denise Ippolito received an honorable mention in the highly regarded Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice competition 2010 in the Creative Digital Category. She has also won several PSA (Photographic Society of America) awards, etc... Many of her images have been published in magazines and books, sold as greeting cards and most recently featured in a Sierra Club Documentary. Ms. Ippolito now lectures around the country.

John is a PA based freelance photographer who has a passion for leading workshops and tours throughout the country and around the world. John is a passionate photographer who has had his images used in books, on album covers and in a number of magazines. Most recently John was given the distinction of being one of 15 Excellence Award Winners in the 2009 Annual B&W Magazine Portfolio competition. 

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