Online Prep Session on
Infrared Photography
Sunday March 6, 2022 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Then in South Carolina:

Monday March 21, 2022, 1:00 pm
Friday March 25, 2022, 1:00 pm

Workshop Fee:

ACT NOW: save $100
when you register early

$1025 Early Registration by Feb. 21, 2022

$1,125 Registration after Feb. 21, 2022

You can pay a $500 deposit at registration with balance due by February 21, 2022.


Mary Louise Ravese
Bella Vista Photography
(919) 307-9054


Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Getting There

Mount Pleasant is ~ a 20 min drive north of Charleston, SC. Charleston International Airport (CHS) is a 25 min drive.



Lodging is an optional add on to the workshop fee. We're holding a block of rooms at a special negotiated rate at the

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston NE Mt Pleasant US17

1104 Stockade Lane
Mount Pleasant, Charleston, SC 29466

Hotel rooms feature:

  • 1 queen bed
  • continental breakfast included


About the Instructor 

MLRMary Louise Ravese specializes in fine art nature and travel photography from locations across the world. Her photographs are in private, university & corporate collections in over 40 states and are exhibited nationally. She has published images in calendars, magazines, books and websites. Mary Louise is a regular speaker and competition judge for photography clubs. She also enjoys teaching on a wide range of topics related to nature, travel and creative photography. Based in North Carolina, Mary Louise leads classes and workshops at a variety of locations across the US and abroad.


Digital Black and White & Infrared Photography Workshop

Early spring is a wonderful time to photograph in the greater Charleston, South Carolina area. In this workshop participants will learn black and white photography from selecting a subject, to shooting in color or infrared, converting to B&W, and editing using a mix of photo editing software.

In a world of color, black and white photography offers the photographer the opportunity to get back to the basic essence of photography – the importance of visual design, composition and exposure. That is why well executed black and white images have such enduring appeal. But shooting for, editing and printing black and white images require different considerations than working in color. TodRambling through Forest Fog by Mary Louise Raveseay’s digital cameras and digital darkroom software programs provide phenomenal advantages for producing black and white images that would make Ansel Adams envious.

In this hands-on workshop, Mary Louise will explain how to identify scenes with strong black and white image potential. In addition, she will explain how to make black and white images using infrared light for a striking effect.

The greater Charleston, South Carolina area offers a wealth of excellent photography opportunities for black and white photography.  Some planned photo shoots include:

  • Brookgreen Sculpture Garden
  • Historic Magnolia Cemetery
  • Antique Fire Engines
  • Boone Hall Plantation
  • Oceanfront Piers

Not only will you be able to capture these scenes in color, Mary Louise will share her step-by-step approach for optimally converting images from color to B&W using Adobe Lightroom Classic, Silver Efex Pro and Photoshop. In addition to photographing in the field, participants will work on editing their own images with guidance and feedback from Mary Louise. 

Who Should Attend

Experienced beginner, intermediate and advanced DSLR or mirrorless camera users.  Participants must know basic camera operation (using Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority modes) and have some basic experience with editing using Adobe Lightroom software. Participants should bring their own laptop to edit their images. Workshop size is limited to 6 students.

An infrared-converted camera is not required for the workshop. Mary Louise will explain how to shoot in infrared for those who are interested in it. Resources for renting infrared-converted cameras will also be discussed in advance.

What's Included 
    • Online and in-person presentations on black and white as well as infrared photography
    • Software demonstrations
    • Multiple hands-on photography shoots
    • 1 on 1 time with the instructor
    • Training handouts 
    • Admission / entrance fees

What's Not Included

    • Accommodations
      A block of hotel rooms is being held for workshop participants.
    • Meals
      Breakfast is included in the hotel room rate. Lunch and dinner are not included, but the workshop generally eats together.
    • Transportation
      Participants should plan to drive or rent a car.

Comments from previous
B&W workshop participants

"I liked being able to learn about how to do post processing and printing of my photos. Instructor was outstanding - very informative and knowledgeable. This has been the best workshop I have taken." - Roger B.

" I liked that the workshop covered everything about black and white from in-camera settings, to shooting, and editing... It was definitely a good value for the money" - Anne S.

"Mary Louise was a wonderful instructor - very knowledgeable, skilled, and a great teacher. Love her! " - Susan W.

"I would recommend this workshop, it provided very comprehensive coverage of B&W... I haven't had another class this comprehensive. The timing and level of knowledge gained seemed in line with the price." - Beth B.

COVID-19 Policy

  • For the benefit of our entire workshop, participants will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (2 Pfizer/Moderna jabs or 1 J&J) to participate.