Join us for our August General Meeting. Our speaker is wildlife photographer, Irene Hinke-Sacilotto. Irene has spoken to us before and was so good, we invited her back. We are fortunate to have her again!
A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images
This talk is based on Irene's more than 35 plus years’ experience photographing wildlife and covers the knowledge, strategies, techniques, and equipment required to capture engaging animal images. Included is information on locating, attracting, and approaching animals along with prime locations for wildlife photography, the use of photographic blinds, and stalking techniques. She will also share her motivation behind her passion for wildlife photography including the rewards, insights, and joy she gets from sharing her experiences with others. The program is interwoven with some entertaining stories behind some images.
For nearly 40 years, Irene has shared her photographic images, experiences, and love of nature through more than 300 photo classes, workshops, lectures, and tours in both the U.S. and abroad including Kenya, Iceland, Newfoundland, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and the Brazilian Pantanal. U.S. workshops include the South Dakota Badlands, Bosque del Apache NWR, Chincoteague NWR, Assateague National Seashore, and Tangier Island. Program sponsors include zoos, nature centers, and conservation organizations such as National Wildlife Federation, the Baltimore Zoo, and the Assateague Island Alliance.
As an award-winning photographer, she is a frequent judge and speaker at camera clubs with programs on wildlife, bird, and garden photography as well as on the Pantanal, Assateague Island, Chincoteague NWR, and Tangier Island. Multiple times, she has lectured at Johns Hopkins University and other educational institutions. Her “How To” articles on nature photography have been published by Shutterbug’s Outdoor and Nature Photography, Outdoor Photographer and Birding. Irene’s images have appeared in magazines, calendars, and books published by National Wildlife Federation, Natural History Society, National Geographic, Audubon, and Sierra Club. Credits include the book, “Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, an Ecological Treasure.”