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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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Apr 2017
$150

Joy of Garden Photography, Norfolk Botanical Garden

Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm - Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm
Norfolk Botanical Garden,
6700 Azalea Garden Rd
Norfolk, VA, VA 23518 United States
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During the photo workshop at Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, VA, Joy of Garden Photography, learn how to be more creative photographing flowers and garden wildlife.

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$300

Nature Photography Workshop on Assateague Island

Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm - Apr 23 @ 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 (Full, Wait List Only. Register for Fall-29, 30 Sep, 1 Oct 2017) Description: This nature photography workshop on Assateague Island is designed for those with a basic knowledge…

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$825

Tangier Island April Photo Workshop

Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm - Apr 30 @ 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. FULL.  WAIT LIST ONLY. SEE MAY DATES. 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,…

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May 2017
$825

Tangier Island Photo Workshop – 2nd session

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - May 7 @ 3:00 pm
Tangier Island, VA,
VA United States
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Tangier Island Photo Workshop, 2nd session.  Due to the high interest in the April Photo Workshop, I am offering a second session on Tangier Island in May. 5-7 May 2017 Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, lays Tangier Island, VA. Covering approximately 1.2 square…

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Jun 2017

Badlands National Park Spring Escape

Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm - Jun 9 @ 12:00 am
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Badlands National Park Spring Escape With trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto SOUTH DAKOTA – Photography Tour   in conjunction with INTRODUCTION  During this South Dakota photo tour, we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the vicinity. On most days, we will be in the field…

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Nov 2017
$1195

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

Jointly sponsored by… and ___________   “Bosque Wildlife” Photo Workshop  November 27-December 1, 2017 with trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto INTRODUCTION  Situated along the Rio Grande River, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge covers more than 57,000 acres and is a major wintering ground for cranes and…

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