Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours

2020 Photo Workshops

with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

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

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

Swans stop on the southern end of Assateague Island during the fall migration.

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.
Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

Eastern Cottontail on fence rail feeding on tender leaves on Assageague Island.

Assateague Island National Seashore, MD

Nature & Wildlife Photography

May 1 – 3, 2020 (nearly full)

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/

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

Wild horses found on Assateague Island National Seashore.

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

Great Egret feeding in tidal channel on Tangier Island.

Tangier Island, VA, Photo Workshops

May 8 – 10, 2020

(May 15 – 17, Second Session)

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. 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. For details see my website: https://www.ospreyphoto.com/event/tangier-island-photo-workshop-2/

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

Tangier Island harbor.

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

A 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/

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

Wild horse photographed on Chincoteague NWR in the fall.

Badlands of South Dakota

Sept. 20-24, 2020 (Recently added workshop)

During this fall Badlands of South Dakota Photo Workshop, we’ll 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/

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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