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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SOUTH DAKOTA – Photo Tour Badlands & Black Hills 15 Sep – 23 Sep 2016 Leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto INTRODUCTION During this South Dakota photo tour, we will explore Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, Wind Cave, and other locations in the vicinity of the Black…Find out more »
Assateague Island Photo Workshop (Assateague Island National Seashore) Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Sponsored by Assateague Island Alliance. Focus on Nature Photography (Limit, 10 participants) SCHEDULE: Friday, 30 Sep Orientation (7:00 PM-8:30 PM) Saturday, 1 Oct Sunrise –10:00 AM (photography) 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (edit images, lunch) 1:00 PM…Find out more »
Autumn Photo Workshop – Southern West Virginia led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto 14-16 Oct 2016 This workshop is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of a 35 mm SLR digital camera with an interest in nature photography. Workshop emphasis is on improving photographic skills, creativity, and optimizing…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »