Exhibit Judges

This years’ Expo is being judged differently than in past years.  There will be three judges for the Nature exhibit and a separate judge for the Fine Art exhibit.  The Nature exhibit has the benefit of three very fine photographers, Alan Defelice, Mollie Isaacs and Mary Louise Ravese. For the Fine Art exhibit Jim Steele has graciously volunteered to support the expo. We are honored to have a such a distinguished panel of judges for this exhibit.

Picture of Alan DefliceAlan Defelice

Alan DeFelice is a photographer known best for his nature and wildlife images, but he enjoys all genres of photography. Alan is a photography instructor and uses his talents to help students further improve their skills in classroom settings and in the field. Alan has taught for the last two years at Nature Visions Photo Expo and was a partner in Va Digital Photo Safaris. Additionally Alan has judged at local photography club competitions in Northern Va, regionally and for the Fairfax County School system.

Alan has won numerous awards locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for his photography. Alan has received multiple online awards on photo sites such as BetterPhoto.com and NaturePhotographers.net and his images have debuted on Public Television , as well as being published in magazines such as Serenity Magazine and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s monthly publication . Alan has received awards for Best in Show and People’s Choice at Nature Visions and Alan’s work has been debuted at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC as well as adorned the covers of music albums for local recording artists like Michael Jones.

Mollie Isaacs

Coming Soon!

Mary Louise Ravese

Coming Soon!

Jim Steele


B.S./M.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri. Master photography classes with George Tice, Carson Graves, Christopher James, Cole Weston, Joyce Tenneson, and Martha Casanave.


Jim Steele is a photographer working in both monochrome and color landscapes and nudes. Steele is equally comfortable in both traditional and digital processes.

Steele photographs the landscape throughout the Southwest, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, and Europe.

Steele has a studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

He frequently lectures on the subject of fine printing and has taught at Photoworks, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art League in Alexandria, Va, and has guest lectured in photography at Georgetown University.


Craft is not a substitute for a lack of vision…..

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