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I am a pioneer in the field of photo workshops and tours, offering programs since 1979. Each is carefully crafted and well planned. By limiting the number of participants per program (primarily 3-8), I am able to offer personalized instruction.

Workshops are short and last from 1 to 3 days, often offered over a weekend. Photo sessions in the field are followed by image editing and critiques. My preparation for each workshop includes scouting out the photo opportunities at each location.

Photo Tours on the other hand, last from one to three weeks. They are custom designed and cover multiple locations. Sites are chosen for their natural beauty and relatively accessible wildlife. These can include wildlife refuges, eco-friendly ranches, private wildlife sanctuaries, and state and national parks. As per weekend programs, each location is carefully scouted. For international programs, an English speaking local guide accompanies the group. Past tours have included South Florida, South Dakota, NWT, Bryce/Zion/Arces Yellowstone NP, Glacier NP, Iceland, Argentina, Chile, Newfoundland, and the Falkland Islands.

Nature photography is the focus of the majority of programs with attention paid to composition, lighting, exposure, perspective, creativity, and attracting, locating, and photographing wildlife.

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Nov 2017

Bosque Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop

Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm - Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, NM,
1001 Highway 1
San Antonio, NM 87832 United States
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Sandhill Crane in Flight Calling

“Bosque Wildlife” Photo Workshop  November 27-December 1, 2017 with trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Workshop Co-Sponsors:  Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours AND Sandra Lee Photography INTRODUCTION  Situated along the Rio Grande River, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge covers more than 57,000 acres and is a major…

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Apr 2018

Nature Photography Workshop on Assateague Island

Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Apr 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Assateague Island National Seashore,
Assateague Island National Seashore
Assateague Island National Seashore, United States
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Nature Photography Workshop on Assateague Island National Seashore Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance. 13 – 15 April 2018 Description: This nature photography workshop on Assateague Island is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of a 35 mm SLR digital camera…

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Spring 2018 Tangier Island Photo Workshop

Apr 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Apr 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Tangier Island, VA,
Tangier Island
Tangier Island, VA 23440 United States
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Great Egret flying between green poles

Spring 2018 Tangier Island Photo Workshop Waterman Community and Wildlife 27-29 April 2018 4-6 May 2018 (2nd session, tentative) This Spring 2018 Tangier Island Photo Workshop features photography of a unique waterman community and local wildlife.  Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, lays Tangier Island,…

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May 2018

Joy of Garden Photography at The Hermitage Museum and Gardens

May 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - May 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Hermitage Museum and Gardens,
7637 North Shore Road
Norfolk, VA 23505 United States
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Red rose center

Joy of Garden Photography  at The Hermitage Museum & Gardens Taught by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Sponsored by the Hermitage Museum & Gardens   http://thehermitagemuseum.org 11, 12 May 2018 Discover the Joy of Garden Photography at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens.  Formerly the home to the Sloane family, it is an early 20th…

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