Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours

Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours
Sandhill Cranes flying. Moon setting over Bosque del Apache NWR, NM.

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

2019 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 photography.
  • 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
Red fox on beach – Chincoteague NWR, VA
Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours
Sanderling feeding on beach.

Assateague Island Photo Workshop

Assateague Island National Seashore, MD

April 26-28, September TBA

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 wildlife including deer, herons, waterfowl, pelicans and shorebirds. Limited to 12 participants. To register, go to the sponsor’s website. Assateague Island Alliance website.

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

Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours
White-tailed deer running through a grassy area on Assateague Island National Seashore.
Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours
Young Brown Pelicans resting on crab shanty pilings in Tangier Sound.

Tangier Island, VA, Photo Workshops

May 3 & 10, 2019 (Full; Wait List Only), September TBA

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: www.ospreyphoto.com/event/2019-tangier-island-photo-workshop/

Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours
Grass covered motorcycle, perhaps a casualty of the flooding on the island.

Autumn in Southern West Virginia Photo Workshop

October 18-20, 2019

This photo workshop celebrates Autumn in Southern West Virginia near the New River Gorge.  The program is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of a 35 mm SLR digital camera with an interest in nature photography. Workshop emphasis is on improving photographic skills, creativity, and optimizing the use of your camera. The workshop includes an orientation PowerPoint program followed by photography in the field. Included is a critique/review of images taken during the weekend. Beginning and advanced photographers are welcome.

This is my fourth photo workshop in Southern West Virginia.  As always, I will arrive in area, several days prior to the program to scout locations and familiarize myself with current conditions.  The exact itinerary for the workshop will be based on my findings during this time, the weather, safety issues, park regulations, desires of the group, and on my past experience.


Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours
Belted Kingfisher juggling crab before eating it.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Assateague Island & the Town of Chincoteague

Nov. 22-24, 2019

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 www.ospreyphoto.com/event/chincoteague-november-photo-workshop-2019/

Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours
Early-morning light. Great Blue Heron flexing its wings at Chincoteague NWR.
Sandhill Cranes taking off from farm pond.
Sandhill Cranes taking off from farm pond.

Bosque Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop

Dec. 9-13, 2019

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 shovelers, 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/

Osprey Photo Workshops and Tours
Liftoff of Snow Geese from a pond.

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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