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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Oct 2021

Autumn in Southern West Virginia

Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm - Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm
Southern West Virginia Beckley, VA, United States + Google Map
Cascade on way to Thurmond . Shot from difficult position on rocks.

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…

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Nov 2021

Chincoteague November Photo Workshop 2021

Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm - Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA, 8231 Beach Road P.O. Box 62 23336-0062
Chincoteague, VA, VA 23336-0062 United States
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Sunset from bridge.

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…

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Apr 2022

Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop

Apr 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - Apr 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Assateague Island National Seashore Assateague Island National Seashore, MD United States + Google Map

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…

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May 2022

Tangier Island Photo Workshop

May 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - May 8, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
Tangier Island, VA, Tangier Island
Tangier Island, VA 23440 United States
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  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…

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Spring Photo Workshop – Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Island

May 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - May 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

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…

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Dec 2022

Bosque del Apache New Mexico Photo Workshop 2022

Dec 5, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - Dec 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, NM, 1001 Highway 1
San Antonio, NM 87832 United States
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Snow geese in flight.

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…

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