Welcome to Bella Vista Photography, a site showcasing the work of professional photographer Mary Louise Ravese. We specialize in fine art photography with unique images reflecting the beauty of nature. From bold and striking to mellow and contemplative, the range of our photographic compositions offers something to complement every room of a home, office, or other setting. Purchase prints and note cards online or at one of our featured galleries or art shows.

In addition, we offer photography workshops and private lessons for those wishing to expand their knowledge of photography. From 2 hr private sessions to week-long workshops in photogenic locations across the US and overseas, we provide a range of offerings to suit the beginner to advanced photographer.

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Final solo show in Loudoun County, VA - First Friday photo exhibit and sale at Photoworks, Leesburg
01st August 2017
After 15 years of living in Virginia, I will be moving to Raleigh, North Carolina later this month. Photoworks in Leesburg has invited me for one last area show this coming First Friday:

Friday August 4th
from 6 - 9 pm
2 Loudoun St SW (2nd floor entrance)
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-4002

Refreshments and live music by Weston Smith
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"Heat and Light" a new artWorks exhibit including photos by Mary Louise Ravese
05th May 2017

Four local artists are part of Heat and Light, a new summer exhibit at the Clarion Inn in Leesburg. Photographers Mary Louise Ravese and Samantha Marshall and Painters Octavia Frazier and Karen Hutchison display work with palpable energy for this inaugural show at the Clarion Inn. The Clarion Inn is located at 1500 East Market Street, on the eastern end of Leesburg, Virginia. The lounge is open nightly. The "Heat and Light" exhibit runs through August. Meet the artists at a reception on Friday June 2nd.
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Show your camera who is boss - learn how to use it beyond just auto/program modes
01st May 2017
Learn the essential camera settings in an afternoon. This introductory class on Sunday June 11th is for people with a digital camera who are interested in learning how to successfully use their camera beyond automatic / program modes. Master these five settings and you'll be well on your way to photographing with greater confidence and more reliable results.
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Succulent Nature
(Contains 17 photos)
Mediterranean Vista Travel
(Contains 19 photos)
Rosey Reflection Creative and Abstract
(Contains 17 photos)
Sprials Black and White
(Contains 6 photos)
Jupiter Special Exhibits - Ashburn Library March - April 2017
(Contains 14 photos)