Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours

2020 Photo Workshops

with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

With more than 35 years’ experience, I have led photo workshops and tours in the U.S. and abroad.

Programs feature:

  • Well-researched and planned itineraries.
  • Locations scouted prior to workshops to identify those ideal for photos.
  • Practical tips based on personal experience.
  • Image critiques during multiple day workshops for immediate feedback.
  • Relaxed, friendly environment to foster learning.
  • Small groups for personalized attention.
  • Beginners welcomed.
Bison at Badlands National Park

Bison at Badlands National Park

Badlands of South Dakota

Sept. 20-24 2020

During this fall Badlands of South Dakota Photo Workshop, we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the vicinity. The workshop begins with an orientation session at the Best Western in Wall Sunday evening and ends on Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 at Sunset. Typically, we will be in the field before dawn to photograph sunrise and take advantage of the early morning light. Likewise, we will end each day’s activities at sunset when the sun is low in the sky, colors are warm, and the light accentuates the relief and texture of the land.  During the beginning and end of the day, the light is soft light and complementary, without the harsh light of mid-day.  At these times, animals are more active. Photo opportunities include both the unique scenery of the Badlands and local wildlife.  I timed the trip to coincide with the emergence of fall color and ended the workshop just before the beginning of the Buffalo Round-up in Custer State Park.

The number of participants is limited to 6 providing for one-on-one instruction and maximum flexibility. Photographers of all levels are welcome. For details see: https://www.ospreyphoto.com/event/badlands-of-south-dakota-photo-workshop/

Bighorn resting on ridge.

Eastern Cottontail on fence rail nibbling on tender leaves on Assateague Island.

Assateague Island National Seashore, MD

Nature & Wildlife Photography

Oct. 9 – 11, 2020

Sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance

This workshop is held on Assateague Island, a barrier island off the coast of MD & VA and home to the famous Assateague Island wild horses. The program combines field experience, one-on-one assistance, classroom instruction, & image critiques. Potential subjects: sunrise/sunset, sand dunes, the surf, wild horses, and other animals including deer, herons, waterfowl, pelicans and shorebirds. Includes tips on locating, approaching, and photographing wildlife.  Limited to 12 participants.

For a detailed description go to my website: https://www.ospreyphoto.com/event/assateague-island-national-seashore-photo-workshop-2/

Wild horses in field on Assateague Island National Seashore.

Raccoon found feeding along the road on Chincoteague NWR.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Assateague Island & the Town of Chincoteague

Nov. 13 – 15, 2020

Also: Nov. 20 – 22, 2020

Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of Assateague.  In the late fall, the refuge attracts large numbers of snow geese along with ducks, swans, herons, ospreys, shorebirds and other birds. It is also the home to wild horses, deer, raccoon, fox squirrels, etc. Used to being protected, the wildlife is unusually tolerant of humans. Other photo subjects include the beach, workboats, and sunrises and sunsets. For details go to https://www.ospreyphoto.com/event/chincoteague-november-photo-workshop-2020/

Wild horse photographed on Chincoteague NWR in the fall.

Bosque Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop

Dec. 7-11, 2020

Situated along the Rio Grande River, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a major wintering ground for cranes and waterfowl.  To feed the large number of birds visiting the refuge, nearby fields are planted with corn, winter wheat, millet, and other grains. Loop roads transect the refuge’s marshes and fields where visitors can view and photograph wildlife. Waterfowl species that may be seen include shoveler ducks, buffleheads, pintails, teal, widgeon, etc.  Other wildlife found on the refuge include eagles, turkey, quail, roadrunners, coyotes, deer, and javelina. In December, large flocks of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes congregate in the ponds and wetlands, at times lifting off from the water in unison to the delight of photographers.

For details go to https://www.ospreyphoto.com/event/bosque-wildlife-new-mexico-photo-workshop-2/

Sandhill Cranes flying over pond at Bosque del Apache, NM.

Snowy Egret photographed on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. One of the locations to be included in my upcoming photo workshop on Florida’s East Coast, March 2021/2022.

Check out the interview about my workshops posted on www.photographytalk.com/Osprey-Photo-Workshops

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: [email protected]
Phone: (410) 679-2873

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