Category Archives: Travel

Badlands National Park Spring Escape

Praire dog eating yellow flowers

Badlands National Park Spring Escape June 4 – 9, 2017 With trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto SOUTH DAKOTA – Photography Tour sponsored by in conjunction with  INTRODUCTION  During this South Dakota photo tour, we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the vicinity. On most days,…  
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Brazilian Pantanal Photo Tour

Tiger Heron are found along the river banks in the Pantanal.

Brazilian Pantanal photo tour–sights, photo tips, equipment, challenges. I have been to the Brazilian Pantanal twice in the past, once on a scouting trip and most recently conducting a photo tour. In both cases, I worked with an excellent naturalist/guide/photographer who I have known for more that twenty years, Alejandro…  
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Tips for international photo tours

Tips for International photo tours.  Preparation. Documents If you don’t have a passport you will need to apply for one to visit countries outside the U.S.. If you have one already, check the renewal date several months before departure to be sure it covers the dates of travel. For passport…  
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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” (Part 4)

LOCATIONS (PART 4) Several of the best locations to photograph wildlife are ones where the animals are acclimated to the presence of people or vehicles. These include county, state, and national parks, wildlife refuges & sanctuaries, and eco-friendly ranches (South Texas & South America). In terms of wildlife refuges, I…  
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Tangier Island – A Photographers Delight

TANGIER ISLAND Photo Workshop See Website for details (Schedule) & Photo Gallery: 21-31 May 2015 In the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, just south of the Maryland line, is Tangier Island, VA. It is actually a series of small islands connected by narrow wooden bridges spanning marshes and tidal…  
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Outer Banks Photo Workshop, 5-9 Dec 2012

OUTER BANKS PHOTO WORKSHOP 5-9 December 2012 with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Sponsored by Norfolk Bottanical Gardens This extended weekend photo workshop on the Outer Banks includes a variety of photographic opportunities with visits to local lighthouses, beaches, inland dunes, small boat harbors, historic sites, wildlife refuges, and parks intermixed with critiques…  
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Tangier Island Photo Workshop, 8 & 9 Sep 2012

Tangier Island Photo Workshop 8 & 9 Sep 2012 Instructors: Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and Bill Wallen All inclusive – boat and ground transportation, room, food, digital photography instruction. Round-trip cruise from Crisfield to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Features – Experienced instructors – High instructor to student ratio – Nikon lenses…  
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An Eye for Photography

     Just one of the tips from the Creative Digital Photography class I am teaching at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens this weekend.  See for details. As you move about, always be on the lookout for potential photo subjects.  Take note of graphic elements such as lines, shapes, forms, and patterns,…  
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HyperDrives – great asset for long photo trips

On recent trip to Argentina, to avoid carrying laptop, I took my IPAD2 and 1 HyperDrive Colorspace UMDA and a second HyperDrive iPad2 Hard Drive. I copied by images from my compact flash cards to each HyperDrive (750 G capacity). Therefore I had 2 copies of each image file.  The…  
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Great Photo Opportunities – Argentina and Southern Chile

Looking for a great place for photography, try Argentina & southern Chile.   This past December I spent two weeks leading a small photo tour from a tropical rainforest north of Buenos Aires to the dry wind-swept Patagonian steppe and snow-capped Andean mountains.  Capturing great wildlife and scenic photographs was our…  
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