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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Fall 2023 with Irene Sacilotto

November 10, 2023 - November 12, 2023

This Chincoteague Photo Workshop is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of a 35 mm SLR digital or mirrorless camera with an interest in nature. The program is limited to 8 participants so I can provide one-on-one attention to each person.  Workshop emphasis is on meeting each person’s individual goals.  Therefore, I do not photograph during the program.  The class includes an orientation PowerPoint program followed by photography sessions on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Island, and in the town of Chincoteague.  Included is a critique/review of images from the weekend.  Topics covered: 1) equipment selection and operation, 2) composition, creativity and perspective, 3) metering and exposure, 4) lighting, 5) basic image manipulation and 6) locating, approaching and photographing wildlife.

The exact itinerary will be based on my findings from scouting the area just prior to the workshop and will be discussed during the Friday evening orientation meeting. Prior to dawn on Saturday & Sunday, we will depart for the wildlife refuge to photograph sunrise and take advantage of the soft, warm early morning light. Because wildlife is protected on the refuge, animals are often unusually tolerant of humans to the delight of most photographers. Situated on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague is a resting and refueling spot for migrating birds.  Potential photo subjects include sand dunes, shells, ocean wave, fishing boats, fisherman, the lighthouse, and wildlife including sika elk and whitetail deer, fox, raccoons, ponies, herons, rails, waterfowl, shorebirds, and other resident and migratory species

Best Western Motel Chincoteague Island, 7105 Maddox Boulevard , Chincoteague, Virginia, 23336

Includes instruction & pontoon boat trip weather permitting,
Not included is the room, food, and transportation.


November 10, 2023
November 12, 2023
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Irene Hinke-Sacilotto
(410) 679-2873
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USA - Mid Atlantic
USA States/Territories
West Virginia
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Chincoteague NWR
VA United States + Google Map