Bird Photography Workshop with Mary Louise Ravese

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Gerry Bishop
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Bird Photography Workshop with Mary Louise Ravese

Mary Louise Ravese, who judged our competition on March 10, announces the following:

I still have space available in my upcoming workshop. It's a mix of Zoom and in-person and the location isn't too far for people driving from your part of Virginia. Club members Alison Powell and Terry Herndon attended last year and can tell you all about it.

Note the price goes up after March 16, so act now if you are interested.

April 9 - May 14 Artistic Bird Photography Workshop: A five-session workshop mixing online Zoom sessions with two in-person photo shoots at an 18-acre bird park

  • Saturday April 9 (9 am - 3 pm ET) online (Zoom) session
  • Saturday April 23 (9 am - 3 pm ET) online (Zoom) session
  • Thursday May 5 and Friday May 6 (9 am - 3 pm ET) in-person at Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Scotland Neck, N.C.
  • Saturday May 14 (1 pm - 4 pm ET) online (Zoom) session

Zoom Sessions will be recorded for later viewing in case a participant can't make the live sessions.

Use promo code SPRINGVIP for $50 discount in addition to early-bird discount if registered by March 16 ($100 off in total!)

Thank you!


Mary Louise Ravese

Bella Vista Photography

Raleigh, NC



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Alison Powell
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I took part in this course last year and enjoyed every minute of it. Mary Louise puts an incredible amount of work into each section and is very responsive to questions. I found the course to be well organised and thorough. If you’re unsure about anything, Mary Louise or Alan will walk you through it.

I was a little hesitant to sign up at first because I figured everyone would be miles ahead of me but there was quite a range of experience in the other photographers. I know every group will vary but I learned a lot from some of the other photographers, too.

Sylvan Heights is a super place to practice and is very camera (and tripod) friendly. I’ve been back a few times since taking the course and see some new opportunity each time.

I’m happy to answer any questions if anyone is thinking about signing up.

Peter Sevcik
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I just wrapped up my participation in this course. Mary Louise and Alan Clark are excellent instructors. There were 9 students who all brought interesting perspectives and good questions to the classes. We all started at generally the same level of bird photography capability but are now much more knowledgeable. The course covered a lot of ground from general concepts to specific camera settings by camera model. The two days at Sylvan Heights Park were great with a wonderful variety of birds and habitats.

I highly recommend any course taught by Mary Louise Ravese. She is a pro who puts a lot of thought into the material. The handouts are first class reference material that I will be using for a long time.