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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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Oct 2016

Autumn in Harpers Ferry

Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm - Nov 3 @ 8:30 pm
Y of Central MD, Ward Center

Autumn in Harpers Ferry, WV is a multi-session photo class sponsored by the Y of Central MD, Ward Center, Abingdon, MD with a field trip to the National Park. 20, 27 Oct, & 3 Nov (Thursday); Saturday, Field 22 Oct 2016. This course is designed for those who wish to advance…

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Dec 2016

Nature Photography Workshop At Chincoteague NWR

Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm - Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA,
United States
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Snow Geese

This Nature Photography Workshop At Chincoteague NWR Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto, Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours Summary: Chincoteague is an ideal location for a Nature Photography Workshop.  Over the past 20 years,  I have taught numerous programs there in both the spring and fall.  Located on the southern end of the barrier…

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Apr 2017

Nature Photography Workshop on Assateague Island

Apr 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Apr 23, 2017 @ 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. 21-23 April 2017 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 an interest…

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Tangier Island April Photo Workshop

Apr 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Apr 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Tangier Island, VA,
VA United States
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The Tangier Island April Photo Workshop will be the third I have offered in this unique waterman community. 28-30 April 2017 Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, lays Tangier Island, VA. Covering approximately 1.2 square miles, Tangier Island is actually a series of…

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