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Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
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ArtSpace Herndon 
750 Center St.
Herndon, VA 20170

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Mary Louise Ravese 
Bella Vista Photography 
571 594 2390 

Student Testimonials

“Love, love, love, her.  Really amazing ability to teach! Mary Louise’s passion comes through and is understandable.  Her ability to translate skill, passion and knowledge – phenomenal!” – Marji G.

"Mary Louise impressed me with giving everyone equal training time. She displayed great patience."

“Mary Louise is great - she obviously understands photography and all of the equipment so thoroughly that she can explain technical details to novices” – Jan W.



Digital Photography Essentials Workshop - February 2019 

This introductory class is for people with a digital SLR (DSLR) or mirror-less camera who are interested in learning how to successfully use their camera beyond automatic/program modes. The class concentrates on the 5 most essential camera settings that have the most impact on the look of a photograph: focal length, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance. We also discuss how to interpret the image histogram, a camera feedback mechanism, and use that information to adjust and optimize image exposure for the next shot. Students learn how to adjust these settings using their own camera and do some quick practice exercises to reinforce what they've learned.

For those with limited time, or those who want to learn at a more relaxed pace, this is a helpful quick start approach and a cheaper option than covering this material as a private lesson.

The features and concepts discussed are relevant to all digital cameras including many point-and-shoot cameras, contact the instructor if you are not sure if you have an appropriate camera.

Workshop fee:

Early Bird Discount: $99 if registered by January 20, 2019, $125 if registered after January 20, 2019

Bring a Friend -- a 2nd participant registering at the same time qualifies for a discount of $20

Student Rate (age 16+): $79 if registered by January 20, 2019, $99 if registered after January 20, 2019 (please provide copy of valid student id)

Workshop does not include lodging or transportation. Participants meet on site.  Lodging recommendations and suggested equipment list will be provided upon registration.

About the Instructor

Photo by Richard Fain

Mary 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.