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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 2019
$885

Autumn in Southern West Virginia

Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm - Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Southern West Virginia,
Beckley, VA, United States
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Cascade on way to Thurmond . Shot from difficult position on rocks.

Autumn in Southern West Virginia Photo Workshop by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto 18-20 Oct 2019 This photo workshop celebrates Autumn in Southern West Virginia near the New River Gorge.  The program is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of a 35 mm SLR digital camera with an interest…

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Nov 2019
$545

Chincoteague November Photo Workshop 2019

Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm - Nov 17 @ 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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Red fox and mouse in road

Chincoteague November Photo Workshop 2019 Newly added dates –  15-17 November 2019 (plus original dates – 22-24 November 2019) Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Assateague Island, & the Town of Chincoteague Because of the small class size, this Chincoteague December Photo Workshop 2019 is the perfect blend of one-on-one assistance in the…

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Dec 2019
$1195

Bosque Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop

Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm - Dec 13 @ 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 Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop Bosque del Apache NWR & other local wildlife locations. Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm $1195 “Bosque Wildlife” Photo Workshop  December 9-13, 2019 with  Irene Hinke-Sacilotto INTRODUCTION Situated along the Rio Grande River, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge…

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May 2020
$300

Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop

May 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Assateague Island National Seashore,
Assateague Island National Seashore, MD United States
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Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance. 1 – 3 May 2020 This Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of a 35 mm SLR digital camera an interest in nature photography…

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$875

Tangier Island Photo Workshop

May 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - May 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Tangier Island, VA,
Tangier Island
Tangier Island, VA 23440 United States
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osprey

 Tangier Island Photo Workshop Waterman Community and Wildlife Spring 2020 (8-10 May & 15-17 May) This Tangier Island Photo Workshop (May 2020) features photography of a unique waterman community and local wildlife.  Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, lays Tangier Island, VA. Covering approximately 1.2…

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