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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Feb 2013

Passion for Wildlife Photography

Feb 12, 2013

Coastal Camera Club www.coastalcameraclub.com

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May 2014

Shenandoah National Park/New Market Battlefield

May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014

© Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Overview This workshop is unique. Our time will be split between two locations-- Shenandoah National Park and New Market Battlefield, VA. Along Skyline drive, spring is at full swing with beautiful scenic views of the surrounding mountains, wildflowers, gushing waterfalls, and newborn deer. Mid-May also coincides with…

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Apr 2016

Outer Banks Workshop (April 2016)

Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - Apr 24, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
$655

Outer Banks North Carolina Photo Workshop  (22 - 24 April 2016) This weekend Outer Banks Photo Workshop offers a variety of photographic opportunities with visits to local light houses, beaches, inland dunes, small boat harbors, historic sites, and parks. The Outer Bank’s miles of pristine beaches and shifting dunes are…

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Jun 2018

Badlands National Park Spring Escape

Jun 4, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Badlands National Park, 25216 Ben Reifel Road
Interior, SD 57750 United States
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$1095
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

Nature Photography Workshop on Assateague Island

Sep 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Sep 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague Island National Seashore
Assateague Island National Seashore, United States
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$300
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 Cedar Waxwing feeding on berry on Assateague Island Description: This nature photography workshop on Assateague Island is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the…

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Nov 2018

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

Nov 14, 2018 @ 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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Bosque Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop

Nov 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - Nov 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, NM, 1001 Highway 1
San Antonio, NM 87832 United States
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$1195
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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