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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Photo workshop dates: 13-15 May 2016 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 small islands connected by narrow wooden bridges spanning marshes and tidal creeks. Tangier is a…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 »
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…Find out more »