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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BADLANDS Of SOUTH DAKOTA Photo Workshop General Description 20-24 September 2020 Bighorn Sheep ram. GENERAL INTRODUCTION During this Badlands of South Dakota Photo Workshop we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the vicinity. The workshop begins with an orientation session at the Best Western in Wall on Sunday,…Find out more »
Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance. 1 - 3 May 2020. Workshop rescheduled for Oct due to coronavirus. 9-11 Oct 2020 Cedar Waxwing feeding on berry on Assateague Island This Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop is designed for those with…Find out more »
Chincoteague November Photo Workshop 2020 Newly added programs 13-15 November 2020 (2nd session) 20-22 November 2020 Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Assateague Island, & the Town of Chincoteague Because of the small class size, this Chincoteague Photo Workshop is the perfect blend of one-on-one assistance in the field, instructional PowerPoint presentations, and…Find out more »
Bosque Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop Bosque del Apache NWR & other local wildlife locations. Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm - Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm $1195 Sandhill Cranes flying with full moon. “Bosque Wildlife” Photo Workshop December 7-11, 2020 with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto INTRODUCTION Situated along the Rio Grande River, Bosque…Find out more »
Tangier Island, VA Photo Workshop Chesapeake Bay Waterman Community and Wildlife with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto 7-9 May 2021 Buy Boat at Tangier Island This Tangier Island Photo Workshop (May 2021) features photography of a unique waterman community and local wildlife. Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay,…Find out more »
Autumn in Southern West Virginia Photo Workshop by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto 15-17 Oct 2021 Sandstone Falls on a foggy morning - part of the New River Gorge National River. This photo workshop celebrates Autumn in Southern West Virginia near the New River Gorge. The program is designed for those with a…Find out more »