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West Virginia Photo Workshop – Great fun and terrific photos


I just returned from a photo workshop that I taught in West Virginia. Snow at the beginning of Oct. caused the leaves to change color early, so colors in Canaan Valley & Blackwater Falls were a bit disappointing compared to years past. However, that did not dampen our enthusiasm. We…  
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South Dakota Photo Tour – Great Photography — landscapes & wildlife. Photo Tips Follow:


My recent photo tour in South Dakota late September reminded me of what a fantastic destination it is– overflowing with both landscape and wildlife photo opportunities. This is the third workshop I conducted and from this experience, there are bound to be more. The trip included the Badlands, Black Hills,…  
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, Photo Class, Norfolk Botanical Gardens


Just taught a digital editing class for Norfolk Botanical Gardens on Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 (3, three hours sessions in the evening).  It’s a perfect photo editing program for majority of amateur/intermediate photographers who wishes to edit images for the web, e-mail and prints up to 16X20.  It’s inexpensive costing…  
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Art In Nature Photo Festival Education Conference


Last weekend I had an opportunity to speak at the Art In Nature Photo Festival Education Conference sponsored by the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury.   The conference was very informative with great people, an abundance of information, and a photo contest with more than 1,000 entries.  Speakers were…  
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Wave Interpretation


It’s fun finding multiple ways of photographically intrepreting a single subject. It increases your creative ability and is just fun.  In this case, I selected the surf as my topic. 


NEW! Chincoteague/Assateague Weekend Photo Workshop (Aug 10-12)


  Nature Photography Workshop August 10 – 12, 2012 Led by: Irene Hinke-Sacilotto August 10, Friday evening orientation (7:30 PM-9:30 PM) @ the Best Western Motel in Chincoteague August 11, Saturday (Sunrise – Sunset) Sunrise to sunset photography @ Chincoteague NWR, Assateague Island, and the town of Chincoteague, VA. Mid-day…  
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A Passion for Wildlife, the Stories Behind the Images


Program scheduled for 2 Jun @ Assateague Island National Seashore Visitor Center has been postponed until late Aug or early Sep. Will post new date as soon as available. However identical program Saturday, 12 May at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge visitor center at 11:00 as part of the International…  
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A Passion for Wildlife, the Stories Behind the Images


2 June, 2012 (11:00-12:30), Assateague Island National Seashore Visitor Center.  This program is based on my 30 years of experience photographing birds and other animals. It covers the considerations, strategies, techniques, and equipment required to produce high quality wildlife images.  Topics of discussion include composition; lighting; safety in the field;…  
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Quality Images & High ISOs


Over the past two years my appreciation for D-SLR cameras capable of producing quality images at high ISOs has grown exponentially.   My early experience with D-SLR cameras and ISOs of 400 and higher was disappointing.  Images contained random specks of color and were grainy in appearance due to high noise…  
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Wildlife Photography Lecture @ Chincoteague NWR, VA, 24 Sep


Join me for my lecture entitled, “A Passion for Wildlife Photography, The Stories Behind the Images.” The program is to be held at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA in the Herbert H Bateman Administration and Educational Center, 24 Sep, 2011, at 1 PM. This lecture focuses on the stories behind some…  
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