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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Early Bird Discount for Tuscany workshop now available through April 8
26th March 2014
It's not too late to save $500 on our Tuscany photography workshop this May. We've extended the early bird discount through April 8. There are only 6 participants that we'll be taking on this workshop, save yourself a spot and register today. It's a trip you'll treasure for a lifetime!
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Rebuilt BVP Home Studio will host Photo Workshops in April
13th March 2014
Rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy, our new studio space is bigger and better than ever allowing Mary Louise to conduct more small group workshops in the studio. Our next workshops will be Digital Photography Essentials April 13 and Intro to Digital Photography the weekend of April 26-27, 2014.
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Digital Photography Essentials - a popular 3 hr private lesson option
01st January 2014
For those short on time, Mary Louise's 3 hr Digital Photography Essentials private lesson session helps people understand the essential camera settings to effectively use their digital camera off automatic/program mode. A great quick start option for those with a new camera they are unfamiliar with.
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Through November, Mary Louise is a featured artist at Arts in the Village Gallery, Leesburg, VA
14th October 2013

Through the month of November, Arts in the Village Gallery presents the Featured Artists exhibit "Reflections & Patterns", a fusion of the artisanal copper pieces by metalsmith Ann Jordan with the contemplative "painterly" style of photography of Mary Louise Ravese in a fascinating medley of color, texture and imagery.

Meet Mary Louise, Anne and other gallery artists at the free, open to the public gallery reception Saturday November 16th from 5 - 8 pm.

Arts in the Village Gallery
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