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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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May 2017
$825

Tangier Island Photo Workshop – 2nd session

May 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - May 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Tangier Island, VA,
Tangier Island
Tangier Island, VA 23440 United States
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Tangier Island Photo Workshop, 2nd session.  Due to the high interest in the April Photo Workshop, I am offering a second session on Tangier Island in May. 5-7 May 2017 Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, lays Tangier Island, VA. Covering approximately 1.2 square…

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Sep 2017
$300

Fall Nature Photography on Assateague Island

Sep 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Oct 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Assateague Island National Seashore,
Assateague Island National Seashore, MD United States
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Wild Horses fighting on Assateague Island

Assateague Island National Seashore Fall Photo Workshop Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance. 29, 30 Sep, 1 Oct 2017 Fall Nature Photography on Assateague Island  Description: This nature photography workshop on Assateague Island is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of…

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Apr 2018

A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images

Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm - Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
Crimson Rosella look down

A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images  1.5 hour Presentaion Based on my more than 30 years’ experience photographing birds and other animals, this program covers the knowledge, strategies, techniques, and equipment required to capture professional wildlife images.  I include information on locating, attracting, and approaching animals…

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May 2018
$145

Joy of Garden Photography at The Hermitage Museum and Gardens

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - May 12 @ 2:00 pm
Hermitage Museum and Gardens,
7637 North Shore Road
Norfolk, VA 23505 United States
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Red rose center

Joy of Garden Photography  at The Hermitage Museum & Gardens Taught by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Sponsored by the Hermitage Museum & Gardens   http://thehermitagemuseum.org 11, 12 May 2018 Discover the Joy of Garden Photography at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens.  Formerly the home to the Sloane family, it is an early 20th…

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Jun 2018
$1095

Badlands National Park Spring Escape

Jun 4 @ 3:30 pm
Badlands National Park,
25216 Ben Reifel Road
Interior, SD 57750 United States
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Praire dog eating yellow flowers

Badlands National Park Spring Escape With trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto SOUTH DAKOTA – Photography Workshop  June 4 -8 2018 Co-Sponsored by Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours AND Sandra Lee Photography INTRODUCTION During this South Dakota photo workshop, we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the…

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Sep 2018
$870

Fall 2018 Tangier Island Photo Workshop

Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm - Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm
Tangier Island, VA,
Tangier Island
Tangier Island, VA 23440 United States
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Flying osprey

Fall 2018 Tangier Island Photo Workshop  Waterman Community and Wildlife 21-23 September 2018  This NEW Fall 2018 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…

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$300

Nature Photography Workshop on Assateague Island

Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm - Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm
Assateague Island National Seashore,
Assateague Island National Seashore
Assateague Island National Seashore, United States
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Wild pony on Assateague Island head shot.

Nature Photography Workshop on Assateague Island National Seashore Led by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto and sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance. 28 – 30 Sep 2018 Description: This nature photography workshop on Assateague Island is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of a 35 mm SLR digital camera…

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Nov 2018

Life in the Chesapeake Bay – Tangier Island, a Visual Journey

Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm
Work boat at dawn

Life in the Chesapeake Bay – Tangier Island, a Visual Journey 1.5  hour presentation Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, lies Tangier Island, VA.  It is actually a series of small islands connected by narrow wooden bridges spanning marshes and tidal creeks. From…

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$1195

Bosque Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop

Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm - Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, NM,
1001 Highway 1
San Antonio, NM 87832 United States
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Sandhill Crane in Flight Calling

“Bosque Wildlife” Photo Workshop  November 26-November 30, 2018 with trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Workshop Co-Sponsors:  Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours AND Sandra Lee Photography INTRODUCTION Situated along the Rio Grande River, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge covers more than 57,000 acres and is a major…

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Dec 2018
$535

Chincoteague Photo Workshop December 2018

Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm - Dec 16 @ 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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Snowy egret back lit wings up.

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 image critiques. Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of…

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