Whitby: Day & Night (RPS)


Organised for the Royal Photographic Society

Location

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Date

17th December 2021
11 am to 7 pm

Price

Click link below for prices

Max. Group Size

6

What's Included?

Approx 8 hours of tuition by Mark

What's Excluded?

- Transport to/from location
- Travel insurance
Whitby: Day & Night

Whitby: Day & Night (RPS)

Organised for the Royal Photographic Society
17th December 2021
11 am to 7 pm

Details

Mark is a proud member of the Royal Photographic Society and runs practical photography workshops for them around the UK. These workshops are a great way of accelerating your photographic skills along with meeting up with like-minded RPS members with a passion for landscape photography. Non-RPS members are very welcome to attend RPS workshops!

Whitby is a gem of a seaside town nestled around a small harbour at the mouth of the River Esk on the North Yorkshire coast. With its sweeping piers, Victorian architecture, Benedictine abbey and cobbled side-streets, Whitby has attracted artists and photographers from around the world for over a hundred years! Due to its amazing Goth weekends held twice a year and one of the locations of the famous book, Dracula, Whitby has built a lovable reputation with a more sinister, dark side.

During the day, we will explore Whitby and discuss composition and technical skills as well as explore the area for potential night scenes. We will also take photographs along Whitby's West and East pier - particularly leading up to sunset. After dark, we will visit a number of my favourite streets and alleyways where I will demonstrate low-light photography to create a more intimate image with a more foreboding feel! 

We will find a nearby cafe for lunch (not included in the price of the workshop) but if you prefer to bring your own packed lunch please feel free.

Please bring/wear:

    • Camera
    • Charged batteries
    • Memory card
    • Lens cloth
    • Tripod and graduated filters (1, 2 & 3 stop hard graduated filters) if you have them
    • A head torch for setting up your camera during the dark hours.
    • Clothing suitable for the weather and time of year.
    • Suitable walking shoes/boots
    • Umbrella
    • Any necessary medication

Whitby by day
Whitby by day
Whitby by day
Whitby by day
Whitby by day

Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night

Itinerary

We will meet at the Whalebone Arch (Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/Rf7ckhUr3iuDA37T6) in Whitby at 11 am prompt. There is plenty of free parking around the area of nearby North Terrace. Mark will discuss the format of the day before heading into Whitby. From the Whale Bone Arch meeting point, access to the harbour is via a gently sloping path via a few flights of steps. Once in the harbour, the streets are generally level but there are cobbled areas to be aware of in certain sectors of the town. There is a number of public toilets in Whitby at a cost of around 40p, so please bring some change with you.

This workshop would be suitable for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility but please notify Mark Banks in advance to organise a suitable rendezvous point in the harbour.

The workshop will come to a close around 7 pm but you may stay longer to do more night photography if you wish.

Details

Full joining instructions will be sent prior to this workshop.

Terms & Conditions of booking

Payment must be made in full before the commencement of a single day workshop.  For residential workshops, a deposit of £500 is required and the balance being payable 12 weeks before the course commences.

The balance of the cost of the workshop will be due 12 weeks before the workshop starts. If a booking is made less than 12 weeks prior to the beginning of the workshop, the full cost is payable at the time of booking.

If you, the client, cancels a booking any money you have paid (including the deposit) is non-refundable unless I can find a replacement to take your place. If a replacement is found an admin fee of £100 will be deducted from the refund. If I cancel a booking any payment received will be refunded in full. Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance in place. It is a term of the contract between us that you will obtain the appropriate travel insurance cover before you set out on the workshop. The insurance must cover the loss, expenses and damages arising from, including but not limited to, the cancellation of the workshop (whether in whole or in part), personal accident and injury, medical and repatriation costs, loss of baggage and personal money and belongings, flight cancellations and delays as well as your inability to arrive at the workshop destination due to fuel shortages and other such disruptions out of my control.

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, I regret I cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of my obligations under my contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of “force majeure”. In these booking conditions, “force majeure” means any event which I or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include, (whether actual or threatened), war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire, epidemics/pandemics, fuel shortages and all similar events outside my control.

Please note, I cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to me by you concerning your booking prior to me accepting it, I could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if I breached the contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by myself where I am responsible for them, my suppliers. Additionally, I cannot accept liability for any business losses.

You will be allocated either a single room or a double/twin room for single occupancy. There is no single occupancy surcharge. Where double or twin rooms are available, they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of check-in.

Mark Banks Photography reserves the right to cancel any workshop. In the event of any cancellation, I will offer either a total refund or a place on an alternative workshop. If the alternative workshop is cheaper, I will refund the difference, and if it is more expensive, you will be required to pay the balance.

All applicants participate at their own risk and Mark Banks Photography accepts no responsibility for injury or damage done to their persons or property. It is recommended that applicants hold their own personal Public Liability Insurance.

The type of workshops I offer require flexibility and must allow for alternatives. For this reason, the outline itinerary and workshop description must be taken as an indication of what may take place on the workshop, and not as a contractual obligation on the part of Mark Banks Photography.

I do not accept responsibility or liability for death, bodily injury or illness caused to you during the workshop, unless arising from the negligent act and/or omission on my part or on the part of any of my employees (providing they were at the time acting within the course of their employment). Please note that any itinerary noted on the workshop description is subject to change due to weather conditions and/or the capability of participants.

By booking a workshop with Mark Banks Photography you are agreeing to accept all of the above conditions.

Testimonials

I just wanted to say thank you for a great workshop in Glencoe, despite the weather! You are an excellent workshop leader with a high degree of professionalism, a methodical approach to landscape photography and the ability to adapt your teaching to your clients and the weather.

~ Fiona M


Thank you so much for such an inspirational day yesterday and for all your patience! I love my prints, thank you! I felt as though I achieved what I had set out to do and learn the principles of printing and look forward to giving things a go myself.

~ Geoff K


Hi Mark, Just a note to thank you again for such a wonderful week in so many respects. I so enjoyed the locations and the photography. Lots to process and think about again and some new exciting things to try. Your tuition and attention to detail is much appreciated and I always feel inspired again to get out with my camera. See you before too long in Yorkshire.

~ Anne W

"Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn."

Benjamin Franklin

“Mark Banks is quite simply one of the best teachers of photography I have ever met. His secret is an apparently endless supply of patience, and an acute analytical approach to developing systematic problem-solving tactics in photography, which he makes effortless and fun to learn, whether in the field or in the editing suite. Mark’s artistry, empathy, kindness and charm mean he is always a joy to work with, or to be taught by.”

Joe Cornish
Professional Landscape Photographer

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