Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours

Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours
Polar Bear on ice at Svalbard, Norway.

Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

2019/2020 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.

Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours
Common Eider landing in pond Svalbard, Norway.

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 And Tours
Fall color along the river in West Virginia.

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
Cascade in Southern West Virginia.
Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours
Belted Kingfisher eating crab on Chincoteague NWR, VA.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Assateague Island & the Town of Chincoteague

November 22 – 24, 2019 (nearly full, register now)

Newly Added:  Nov. 15 – 17, 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
Sandhill Cranes flying over Bosque del Apache.

Bosque Wildlife New Mexico Photo Workshop

December 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 www.ospreyphoto.com/event/bosque-wildlife-new-mexico-photo-workshop-2/

Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours
Sandhill Cranes flying over a pond at Bosque del Apache, NM.
Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron jumping from a sunken boat at 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 & 2019 description. https://www.ospreyphoto.com/event/tangier-island-photo-workshop-2/

Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours
Crabber in the Chesapeake Bay near Tangier Island.

Assateague Island National Seashore, MD

Newly added: May 1 – 3, 2020. For details see:


Osprey Photo Workshops And Tours
Wild horse on Assateague Island.

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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