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.
2018 Photo Workshops
My Assateague National Seashore (April 2018) and Tangier Island, VA (April & May 2018) workshops are nearly full. A wait list is available for each.
Joy of Garden Photography @ The Hermitage Museum & Gardens
Sponsored by the Hermitage Museum & Gardens
May 11 & 12, 2018
Discover the Joy of Garden Photography at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens. Formerly the home to the Sloane family, it is an early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate located on the shore of the Lafayette River in Norfolk. It is known for its beautiful grounds, which include twelve acres of semi-formal gardens, courtyards, forest and wetlands. The Lafayette River wraps around the Hermitage on three sides, providing an elegant backdrop to walks through the gardens, weddings, and outdoor events. Both the wetlands and woodlands provide a natural habitat for hundreds of plants and animals, including a variety of waterfowl, herons, and migrating birds.
Photo opportunities vary from garden flowers and architecture to the wildlife found in the gardens and surrounding wetlands. thehermitagemuseum.org.
“Badlands National Park Spring Escape”
June 4-8, 2018, co-leaders Irene Hinke-Sacilotto & Sandy Zelasko.
During this South Dakota photo tour/workshop, we explore 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.
Bosque Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm - Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm, co-leaders Irene Hinke-Sacilotto & Sandy Zelasko.
Situated 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 for the benefit of wildlife. To feed the huge number of birds visiting the refuge, 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, the birds take shelter in the marshes and shallow pools. With dawn, the snow geese and other waterfowl rise in mass from the wetlands and sweep overhead of on-lookers on their way to nearby fields to feed. Super opportunities to photograph wildlife at close range.
NEWLY Added Workshops 2018
Assateague Island National Seashore, MD (Sep. 28-30) & Chincoteague NWR, VA (Dec. 14-16). Both are extremely popular, so register early.
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.
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