Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours
with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto
With more than 35 years’ experience, I have led photo workshops and tours in the U.S., Brazil, Iceland, Argentina, and other international destinations. I scout locations before programs to provide participates with the best photo opportunities possible. Programs are informative, well organized, and fun. I specialize in small groups so I can spend time with each individual and address their specific needs. Beginners are welcome.
If you want to know more about me and my philosophy on photography and photo workshops, check out the video of my recent interview with Alex Schult of Photographytalk.com. See the video at www.photographytalk.com/Osprey-Photo-Workshops.
2018 Photo Workshops
Summer & Fall
September, Tangier Island Photo Workshop
Tangier Island, VA, Photo Workshop
September 21-23, 2018
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.
In the past, this workshop has filled quickly, so register early. For details, see: https://www.ospreyphoto.com/event/fall-2018-tangier-island-photo-workshop/
Assateague Island Photo Workshop
Assateague Island National Seashore, MD
September 28-30, 2018
Sponsored by the Assateague Island Alliance
This workshop is focused on nature photography. It 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 with one-on-one assistance, classroom instruction, and image critiques. Potential subjects: sunrise and sunset, sand dunes, the surf, fisherman, wild horses, and local wildlife including whitetail deer, herons, waterfowl, pelicans and shorebirds. Limited to 12 participants. This one fills fast, so register early. To register, go to the sponsor’s website. Assateague Island Alliance website.
Bosque Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop
November 26 – 30, 2018
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. 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 shovelers, buffleheads, pintails, teal, widgeon, etc. Other wildlife found on the refuge include bald and golden eagles, kestrels, turkey, quail, roadrunners; coyotes, mule deer, javelina, and more. In late November, large flocks of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes will be present. At night, the birds take shelter in the refuge’s marshes and shallow pools. With dawn to the delight of visitors, they rise in mass from the wetlands and sweep overhead on their way to nearby fields to feed. For details go to: www.ospreyphoto.com/event/bosque-wildlife-new-mexico-photo-workshop/
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Assateague Island & the Town of Chincoteague
December 14-16, 2018
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, Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrels, and other animals. Used to being protected, the wildlife is unusually tolerant of humans and often provide visitors with great photo opportunities. During this photo workshop, we will photograph these subjects as well as ocean waves, dunes, driftwood, workboats in the small boat harbor, and sunrises and sunsets. The program includes tips on locating and approaching wildlife, capturing images of birds inflight, equipment selection, composition, lighting, and exposure.
For details, go to www.ospreyphoto.com/event/chincoteague-photo-workshop-december-2018/
Why Select Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours?
- More than 35 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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