Tag Archives: Photo Workshops

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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South Dakota Badlands Photo Opportunities


Chipmunk on the run

South Dakota Badlands Badlands National Park Article on Outdoor Photographer website by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Site of June Photo Workshop with Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Badlands National Park is a terrific destination for landscape and wildlife photographers. It is the location of my June 2017 photo workshop, co-lead by Sandy…  
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Badlands National Park Spring Escape


Praire dog eating yellow flowers

Badlands National Park Spring Escape June 4 – 9, 2017 With trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto SOUTH DAKOTA – Photography Tour sponsored by in conjunction with  INTRODUCTION  During this South Dakota photo tour, we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the vicinity. On most days,…  
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge/Assateague Island – Trip Report Nov/Dec 2015


Squirrel gathering leaves for nest at Chincoteague

 Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge/Assateague Island Trip Report (Dec 2015) Arrived at Chincoteague, VA on Thanksgiving 2015 to spend several days with friends for the holiday. On Friday, at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, I delivered a presentation on wildlife photography as I do for the refuge at least…  
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Photo Selected for NANPA’s Daily Sampler, 26 Apr 15


Message from NANPA.  Your photo entitled “Skimmer moving sand to create scrape for eggs” has been selected for NANPA’s Daily Sampler for Sunday, Apr 26, 2015.   Each day NANPA posts different images from its members.  Mine show up periodically.  Nice to  see what members are doing.   See the…  
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“Upcoming Classes, Tours & Workshops” Outdoor Photographer Magazine Website. Tangier Island.


Ospreys are one of my favorite birds to photograph. In terms of wildlife photograph, i find them challenging to photograph.

Each month I and other photographers post info and images on our photo workshops and classes in the “Upcoming Classes, Tours & Workshops” section of the Outdoor Photographer Magazine website  www.outdoorphotographer.com  This month you will find info on my Tangier Island, VA workshop, 29-31 May 2015.  Located in the middle of the…  
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Passion for Wildlife Photography (Part 8), Hunting vs. Wildlife Photography


Hunting vs. Wildlife Photography Similarities Both disciplines require knowledge of subject, i.e. where and when to find the animal. What does their behavior indicate? The hunter and photographer can both gain useful knowledge from signs that an animal is present  – tracks, scat (cat, bear, etc.), rubs, scrapes (deer), slides…  
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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” (PART 5) More Tips for Locating Wildlife


CAMERA CLUBS & OTHER SOURCES OF INFO Your fellow camera club members can be helpful pointing out local hotspots for wildlife photography. At one such club meeting in Manassas where I was delivering a lecture, I learned that elk herds exist in Pennsylvania, near Benesette http://elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/drupal/ . They are typically…  
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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” (Part 4)


LOCATIONS (PART 4) Several of the best locations to photograph wildlife are ones where the animals are acclimated to the presence of people or vehicles. These include county, state, and national parks, wildlife refuges & sanctuaries, and eco-friendly ranches (South Texas & South America). In terms of wildlife refuges, I…  
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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” , Part 2


Requirements Knowledge of Equipment — Check settings heading out for a day of shooting. If camera has be to the shop for repair or cleaning, often the service people change the settings back to the defaults. Make sure the camera batteries are fully charged and there is a memory card…  
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