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Chincoteague November Photo Workshop 2020


Sunset from bridge.

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,…  
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore


Belted kingfisher

Photo Opportunities  Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge & Assateague Island National Seashore Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore Location & Management: Managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge covers 14,000 acres of beach, dune, marsh, shrub and forest habitats.  The majority of the…  
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Fall 2018 Tangier Island Photo Workshop


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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Fall Nature Photography on Assateague Island


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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Joy of Garden Photography, Norfolk Botanical Garden


During the photo workshop at Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, VA, Joy of Garden Photography, learn how to be more creative photographing flowers and garden wildlife.


A Passion for Wildlife Photography, The Stories Behind the Images


Based on Irene’s 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. The talk will include locating, attracting, and approaching animals along with prime locations for wildlife photography, the use of photographic blinds, and stalking techniques. She will share her motivation for photographing wildlife along with entertaining stories behind some of her images. (1.5 hr) For info: Photography Section of the Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh,


Brazilian Pantanal Photo Tour


Tiger Heron are found along the river banks in the Pantanal.

Brazilian Pantanal photo tour–sights, photo tips, equipment, challenges. I have been to the Brazilian Pantanal twice in the past, once on a scouting trip and most recently conducting a photo tour. In both cases, I worked with an excellent naturalist/guide/photographer who I have known for more that twenty years, Alejandro…  
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Outer Banks Workshop (April 2016)


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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Wildlife Photography – Safety and Ethics


Safety/ethics – Don’t corner an animal or block its path. – With animals, be aware of signs of agitation or aggression: scrapping ground with hoof, thrashing grass or bushes with antlers, strong stare, ears back, showing whites of the eyes, bluff charge, growl, bearing teeth, etc. If approached by a…  
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Wildlife Photography, Value of Patience


Value of Patience when photographing wildlife. The key to good wildlife photography is patience.  During my photo workshop on Assateague Island, I observed two ruddy turnstones at Ferry Landing.  Class participants took several fine photos capturing interaction between the two.  Since I don’t typically photogrpah with the class, I could not resist returning…  
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