Upcoming Photo Workshops
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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Autumn in Southern West Virginia Photo Workshop by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto 15-17 Oct 2021 (full, wait list only) Newly Added: 22-24 Oct 2021 (full, wait list only) Sandstone Falls on a foggy morning - part of the New River Gorge National River. Cathedral Falls in West Virginia This photo workshop celebrates Autumn…Find out more »
Chincoteague November Photo Workshop 2021 12-14 November, 2021 (Full, wait list only) 19-21 November, 2021 (Full, wait list only) See new event posting - Spring Program coming - 20-22 May 2022 Female Belted Kingfisher landing on post. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Assateague Island, & the Town of Chincoteague…Find out more »
Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance. 22-24 April 2022 (newly added) 5 - 7 Nov 2021 (Full, wait list only.) Flock of shorebirds on beach at sunrise. This Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop is designed for those with a basic…Find out more »
Tangier Island, VA Photo Workshop Chesapeake Bay Waterman Community and Wildlife with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto 6-8 May 2022 13-15 May 2022 6 participant limit/workshop Buy Boat at Tangier Island This Tangier Island Photo Workshop (May 2022) features photography of a unique waterman community and local wildlife. Just south of the Maryland line, in…Find out more »
Wild horses on Chincoteague NWR with foals. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Assateague Island, & the Town of Chincoteague May 20-22, 2022 Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of Assateague. In the fall, the refuge attracts large numbers of snow geese along with…Find out more »
Bosque del Apache Wildlife Photo Workshop Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto 5-9 Dec 2022 Sandhill Cranes flying with full moon. Bosque del Apache Wildlife Photo Workshop Featuring Bosque del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge plus other wildlife locations in New Mexico 5-9 Dec 2022 INTRODUCTION Situated along the Rio Grande River, Bosque del…Find out more »