Upcoming Photo Workshops
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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Wild horses on Chincoteague NWR with foals. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Assateague Island, & the Town of Chincoteague May 20-22, 2022 (full, waiting list only) Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of Assateague. The refuge attracts large numbers of waterfowl, herons, ibis, ospreys,…Find out more »
West Virginia Mountains Fall 2022 (Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley, Dolly Sods) 7-9 October 2022 Blackwater Falls with fall color. This workshop focuses on one of my favorite fall photo destinations, the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia where I previously have conducted a number of photo workshops in the past. The…Find out more »
Assateague Island National Seashore Spring & Fall Photo Workshops Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance. 22-24 April 2022 (Full, Waiting List Only) 28-30 Oct 2022 Shorebird flock at dawn. This Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation…Find out more »
Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of Assateague. The refuge attracts large numbers of waterfowl, herons, ibis, ospreys, shorebirds, warblers, and other migrants. It is also the home to wild horses, deer, raccoon, fox squirrels, and other animals. Used to being protected, the wildlife is unusually tolerant of humans and presents visitors with great photo opportunities.Find out more »
Outer Banks North Carolina Photo Workshop (6-9 Dec 2022) This Outer Banks Photo Workshop offers a variety of photographic opportunities —lighthouses, miles of pristine beaches, sand dunes, small boat harbors, historic sites, fishing piers, wildlife reserves, and parks. Over the ocean, along the shoreline, and in the marshes, waterways, and…Find out more »
Bosque del Apache Wildlife Photo Workshop Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto 3-7 Dec 2023 Sandhill Cranes flying with full moon. Bosque del Apache Wildlife Photo Workshop Featuring Bosque del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge plus other wildlife locations in New Mexico 3-7 Dec 2023 INTRODUCTION Situated along the Rio Grande River, Bosque…Find out more »