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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Badlands of South Dakota Photo Workshop

Badlands National Park 25216 Ben Reifel Road , Interior, SD, United States

BADLANDS Of SOUTH DAKOTA Photo Workshop General Description 19-23 September 2021 (full, wait list only) 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...  
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Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop

Assateague Island National Seashore Assateague Island National Seashore, MD, United States

Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance 22-24 April 2022 Flock of shorebirds on beach at sunrise. 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...  
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Chincoteague November Photo Workshop 2021

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA 8231 Beach Road P.O. Box 62 23336-0062, Chincoteague, VA, VA, United States

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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Tangier Island Photo Workshop 2022

Tangier Island, VA Tangier Island, Tangier Island, VA, United States

  Tangier Island, VA Photo Workshop Chesapeake Bay Waterman Community and Wildlife with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto 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 the middle...  
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Chincoteague NWR and Assateague Island, Fall 2022

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA 8231 Beach Road P.O. Box 62 23336-0062, Chincoteague, VA, VA, United States

Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of Assateague.  The refuge attracts large numbers of waterfowl, herons, ibis, ospreys, shorebirds, warblers, and other migrants. It is also the home to wild horses, deer, raccoon, fox squirrels, and other animals.  Used to being protected, the wildlife is unusually tolerant of humans and presents visitors with great photo opportunities.


Outer Banks, North Carolina Photo Workshop

Outer Banks NC , United States

Outer Banks North Carolina Photo Workshop  (6-9 Dec 2022) This Outer Banks Photo Workshop offers a variety of photographic opportunities —lighthouses, miles of pristine beaches, sand dunes, small boat harbors, historic sites, fishing piers, wildlife reserves, and parks. Over the ocean, along the shoreline, and in the marshes, waterways, and...  
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