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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.
Spring 2017 Presentations:
A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images, May 16, 2017, Cape Fear Camera Club, Wilmington, NC.
2017 Photo Workshops:
Photography at Tangier Island, VA
May 5-7, 2017
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. April session has filled and this one is nearly full, so register soon. See www.ospreyphoto.com for more details and registration.
"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 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. To register, contact Sandy Zelasko with Sandra Lee Photography, Phone: 760-749-2174.
“Bosque Wildlife,” Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge, Nov 27-Dec 1, 2017, co-leaders Irene Hinke-Sacilotto & Sandy Zelasko.
Along the Rio Grande River, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge covers more than 57,000 acres and is a major wintering ground for cranes and waterfowl. Refuge personnel manage the water levels of its wetlands and impoundments to simulate what was once the seasonal flow of water from the Rio Grande before the river was damned and the flow altered. To feed the huge number of birds visiting the refuge each year, nearby fields are planted with corn, winter wheat, millet, and other grains. Loop roads transect the refuge marshes and fields and provide prime sites for wildlife viewing and photography. Species that may be seen include shovelers, buffleheads, pintails, teal and other ducks, bald and golden eagles, kestrels and other hawks; turkey, meadowlarks, quail, roadrunners, coyotes, mule deer; and more.
In November, large flocks of snow geese and sandhill cranes will be present. At night to escape predators, the birds flock to the marshes and shallow pools. With dawn, the snow geese and other waterfowl rise in mass from the wetlands and sweep overhead on their way to nearby fields to feed. With this photo workshop, each day we will spend the early morning and late afternoon hours at the refuge photographing birds and many other species of wildlife that are present at the sanctuary. See www.ospreyphoto.com and http://investinnature.org for details. To register, contact Sandy Zelasko with Sandra Lee Photography, Phone: 760-749-2174.
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.
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