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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News

Mary Louise's photograph selected for North American Nature Photography Association 2017 Showcase
18th November 2016
Mary Louise's new black and white image "Lineation", a close-up of a back-lit peacock plant leaf, was selected for publication in the prestigious 2017 North American Nature Photography Association Journal "Expressions".
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Show your camera who is boss - learn how to use it beyond just auto/program modes
01st November 2016
Get ready for the Holidays and learn the essential camera settings in an afternoon. This introductory class on Saturday December 3rd 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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"Flow" - an exhibit of Mary Louise's photographs on metal at Old Ox Brewery, Ashburn, VA through Nov
01st September 2016

The Loudoun Arts Council presents the latest exhibit in it's series of artWorks events at Old Ox Brewery — FLOW: Capturing the Moment. The photographs of longtime Loudoun resident Mary Louise Ravese are intriguing juxtapositions of vibrant colors, distinctive shapes, and unique textures. This exhibit is exclusively Ravese's works printed on metal, emphasizing the brilliant colors of the subjects. The exhibit opens on August 30 and will continue until the end of November. The Brewery will host an Artist's Reception for Ravese on Friday, September 30 at 7 pm, and the public is encouraged to visit and meet Mary Louise and learn more about her work. The exhibit artwork can be purchased at anytime during the show using the online shopping cart.
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Portfolios

End of the Day Nature
(Contains 17 photos)
Gondola Maker's Shop Travel
(Contains 19 photos)
Circular Reference Creative
(Contains 17 photos)