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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Assateague Island National Seashore Photo Workshop Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance. 26-28 April 2019 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 and who…Find out more »
Tangier Island Photo Workshop Waterman Community and Wildlife 3-5 May 2109 (1st session) 10-12 May 2019 (2nd session) Recently added – September 20-22, 2019 program (see separate listing) 2019 Tangier Island Photo Workshop features photography of a unique waterman community and local wildlife. Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle…Find out more »
Fall 2019 Tangier Island Photo Workshop Waterman Community and Wildlife 20-22 Sep 2019 Fall 2019 Tangier Island Photo Workshop 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 square miles, Tangier…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Chincoteague November Photo Workshop 2019 (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 field, instructional PowerPoint presentations, and image critiques. Chincoteague NWR is located…Find out more »
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…Find out more »