A Passion for Wildlife Photography, The Stories Behind the Images by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

Presentation Description

This talk is based on Irene’s more than 35 plus years of experience photographing wildlife. It covers the requirements, strategies, techniques, and equipment required to capture engaging images of animals in their natural habitat. Included are lighting and composition information, locating, attracting, and approaching wildlife and capturing action. Also covered are comments on safety and ethics. The program is interwoven with some entertaining stories behind some of the images.


For more than 35 years, I have shared my photographic experiences and love of nature with thousands of individuals through classes, workshops, lectures, and tours in both the U.S. and abroad including Iceland, Newfoundland, the Falkland Islands, the Brazilian Pantanal, South Dakota Badlands, Bosque del Apache, Chincoteague NWR, Tangier Island, etc. Program sponsors have included zoos, nature centers, camera clubs, and conservation organizations such as National Wildlife Federation and the Assateague Island Alliance. I have written “How To” articles on nature photography for national publications such as Outdoor Photographer and Birding. My images have appeared in magazines, calendars, and books published by National Wildlife Federation, National Geographic, Natural History Society, and Sierra Club. Credits include a book entitled, “Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, an Ecological Treasure.”

Learn more about Irene at: https://www.ospreyphoto.com/irene-hinke-sacilotto/

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Thank you for sharing your knowledge, your expertise, and your stories with us. I enjoyed your presentation.

Thank you, Irene. I enjoyed this. I had to break it up and listen to it a little at the time, but I really got something out of it for sure. I go to Chincoteague NWR when I go back home to visit my family (I grew up in Pocomoke City, MD), and that is one of my favorite places to go to photograph wildlife. Each time is different. Never know what will pose in front of my lens.