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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Life in the Chesapeake Bay – Tangier Island, a Visual Journey 1.5 – 2 hour presentation Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, lies Tangier Island, VA. It is actually a series of small islands connected by narrow wooden bridges spanning marshes and tidal…Find out more »
A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images 1.5 – 2 hour Presentaion Based on my more than 30 years’ experience photographing birds and other animals, this program covers the knowledge, strategies, techniques, and equipment required to capture professional wildlife images. I include information on locating, attracting, and…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Spring 2018 Tangier Island Photo Workshop Waterman Community and Wildlife 27-29 April 2018 (1 double available) 4-6 May 2018 (Open) 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,…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Badlands National Park Spring Escape With trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto SOUTH DAKOTA – Photography Workshop June 4 -8 2018 Co-Sponsored by Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours AND Sandra Lee Photography INTRODUCTION During this South Dakota photo workshop, we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the…Find out more »
“Bosque Wildlife” Photo Workshop November 26-November 30, 2018 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…Find out more »
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Assateague Island, & the Town of Chincoteague Because of the small class size, this Chincoteague Photo Workshop is the perfect blend of one-on-one assistance in the field, instructional PowerPoint presentations, and image critiques. Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of…Find out more »