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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Tangier Island Photo Workshop Waterman Community and Wildlife 8-10 May 2020 Buy Boat at Tangier Island 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…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 December Photo Workshop 2019 is the perfect blend of one-on-one assistance in the field, instructional PowerPoint presentations,…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 »
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 »