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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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Jun 2016

Brazilian Pantanal Photo Tour

Jun 27 - Jul 7
Pantanal, Brazil
Toco Toucan

27 Jun – 7 Jul 2016 Register w/ Osprey Photo Highlights: Scheduled for the best wildlife viewing season in the Pantanal Top jaguar photography guaranteed! The best accommodation available in the region at ranches, in the heart of the Pantanal where within walking distance your will find capybaras, 2 species…

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Aug 2016
$150

The Joy of Garden Photography, Norfolk Botanical Garden

Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm - Aug 6 @ 9:00 am
Norfolk Botanical Garden,
6700 Azalea Garden Rd
Norfolk, VA 23518 United States
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Orchids are on display in the tropical greenhouse at Norfolk Botanical Garden

The Joy of Garden Photography 5 & 6 August 2016 Limit – 8 participants @ Norfolk Botanical Garden  Garden Photograph Schedule Fri (5 Aug) 6:30-8:30 PM (orientation & review of sample images from participants, review of exercises) Sat, 6 Aug 9:00 – 11:00 AM (field photography: butterfly house, gardens, tropical…

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Sep 2016
$2695

South Dakota Photo Tour – Badlands, Custer, Wind Cave

Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm - Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
SD United States
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Prairie Dog eating. Great shot on photo tour.

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…

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Oct 2016
$690

Autumn Photo Workshop – Southern West Virginia

Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm - Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm
Southern West Virginia,
Beckley, VA, United States
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Autumn photo workshop in West Virginia offers many opportunities for creative photography.

Autumn Photo Workshop – Southern West Virginia 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 the use of your…

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