Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours
Frisky chipmunk—South Dakota


Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours
Bighorn sheep—Badlands

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours
with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

With more than 30 years experience leading workshops and tours in the U.S., Brazil, Iceland, and other international destinations plus multiple U.S. destinations, my programs are informative, fun, and well organized. I specialize in small groups for personal attention. Beginners are welcome.

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours
Osprey bringing fish—Tangier Island

Photography at Tangier Island, VA 

May 5-7, 2017 (Session April 28-30, 2017, is full; waiting list only.)

In the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, Tangier Island, VA, is actually a series of small islands connected by narrow wooden bridges spanning marshes and tidal creeks. It's home to watermen who make their living crabbing, fishing and oystering, as did their ancestors. We'll photograph the community and harbor at dawn plus explore the beaches, tidal creeks and wetlands in search of wildlife, including the ospreys that nest locally. From a chartered boat, we'll capture unique images of the offshore crab shanties and watermen as they work. See my website for details.

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Loop road—Badlands NP

Badlands National Park Spring Escape, South Dakota

June 4-9, 2017, co-leaders Irene Hinke-Sacilotto & Sandy Zelasko.

This South Dakota 5-day photo tour/workshop explores Badlands National Park & nearby attractions. With eroded canyons, isolated buttes, and multi-colored layers of sandstone, the park is home to a variety of animals including bighorn sheep, bison, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, badger, and prairie dogs. This dawn to sunset program offers nature photographers a feast of photo opportunities when lighting is spectacular and animals are the most active. Limited to 8 participants. Personal attention is provided by two experienced tour/workshop leaders – Irene Hinke-Sacilotto & Sandy Zelasko. The program is based out of Wall, SD with easy access to prime photographic destinations. PRICE: $1095 per person. Includes field sessions, instruction, and image critiques. Meals, transportation, and accommodations not included. See www.ospreyphoto.com and http://investinnature.org for details.

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Prairie dog nibbling on cactus—Badlands

Spring 2017 Programs:

A Visual Journey into the Brazilian Pantanal, April 5, 2017, Vienna Photographic Society.

A Visual Journey into the Brazilian Pantanal, April 12, 2017, Northern Bethesda Camera Club.

A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images, May 16, 2017, Cape Fear Camera ClubWilmington, NC.

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours
Sunset and hikers—Badlands

2017 Photo Workshops:

Joy of Garden Photography @ Norfolk Botanical Garden, April 14 & 15, 2017, for details see: http://www.ospreyphoto.com/event/joy-of-garden-photography-at-norfolk-botanical-garden or e-mailregistrar@nbgs.org.

Assateague Island, MD (Nature Photography Photo Workshop), April 21-23, 2017. For details, contact the sponsor, Assateague Island Alliance.

Tangier Island, VA, Photo Workshop, May 5-7, 2017, waterman community located in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay with abundant wildlife, www.ospreyphoto.com(Session April 28-30, 2017, is full, waiting list only.)

Badlands National Park Spring Escape,South Dakota, June 4-9, 2017, co-leaders Irene Hinke-Sacilotto & Sandy Zelasko to provide high participant-to-instructor ratio, for details see www.investinnature.org or www.ospreyphoto.com. To register, contact Sandy Zelasko with Sandra Lee Photography, Phone: 760-749-2174.

Bosque del Apache, Nov 27-Dec 1, 2017, co-leaders Irene Hinke-Sacilotto & Sandy Zelasko to provide high participant to instructor ratio, details coming.

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours
Bison at sunset—Badlands

To see a detailed description of all programs, go to  www.ospreyphoto.com.

Why Select Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours?

  • More than 30 years experience offering workshops and tours.
  • Well-researched and planned itineraries.
  • Locations scouted prior to workshops.
  • Practical tips based on my personal experience.
  • Image critiques during weekend workshops for immediate feedback.
  • Relaxed, friendly environment to foster learning.
  • Small groups for personalized attention – 3 to 10 participants.

Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours


“I just finished a weekend Chincoteague workshop with Irene. It was fabulous! She prepared us well in advance in terms of what to bring/expect, we had a good orientation the night before, and clear instructions as to where to be in the morning. The pacing was great, with plenty of time to edit images before gathering for review/critique. Out in the field, Irene knew just where to go to get good images (she was there scouting before we got there, so she knew CURRENT conditions), and was helpful and able to answer all my questions. She also knew a lot about the area, which was nice.

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I was a bit nervous going into it, but the smaller group size, plus Irene's friendliness, meant that it was a friendly and supportive environment. I felt I learned a ton, I got some great images that I would NOT have gotten on my own. She always got us to the right place at the right time to make it POSSIBLE to get great images, but was also flexible to our requests! And Irene is HILARIOUS! Highly recommended. I flew all the way out from California to attend, and would do again.”—Submitted by Brody Scotland

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Wild horses of Assateague

To register, check out future programs, explore my photo gallery or sign up for my newsletter, go to my website or contact me at:

Website: www.ospreyphoto.com
E-mail: ospreyphot@aol.com
Phone: (410) 679-2873

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