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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 2017

Badlands National Park Spring Escape

Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm - Jun 9 @ 12:00 am
Praire dog eating yellow flowers

Badlands National Park Spring Escape With trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto SOUTH DAKOTA – Photography Tour   Co-Sponsored by Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours AND Sandra Lee Photography INTRODUCTION  During this South Dakota photo tour, we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the vicinity. On…

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Sep 2017
$300

Fall Nature Photography on Assateague Island

Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm - Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm
Assateague Island National Seashore,
Assateague Island National Seashore, MD United States
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Wild Horses fighting on Assateague Island

Assateague Island National Seashore Fall Photo Workshop Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance. 29, 30 Sep, 1 Oct 2017 Fall Nature Photography on Assateague Island  Description: This nature photography workshop on Assateague Island is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of…

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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

“Bosque Wildlife” Photo Workshop  November 27-December 1, 2017 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…

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