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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Show your camera who is boss - learn how to use it beyond just auto/program modes
01st March 2017
Learn the essential camera settings in an afternoon. This introductory class on Saturday May 6th 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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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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Gift Certificates available for Holiday Gift Giving
01st November 2016
We offer Gift Certificates which can be redeemed for a gift of our photography, private lessons, or applied to one of our Bella Vista Photography run classes. Gift certificates are available for purchase online here or email Mary Louise for more unique requests.
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First Blush of Dawn Nature
(Contains 17 photos)
Belvedere Travel
(Contains 19 photos)
Dreaming of Provence Creative and Abstract
(Contains 17 photos)
Lineation Black and White
(Contains 6 photos)
Lily Pads and Raindrops Special Exhibits - Ashburn Library March - April 2017
(Contains 14 photos)