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. If you are a member of the RPS these workshops offer great value for money!
Professional photographer Mark Banks has been running workshops around the Tees Estuary for years as it is full of photographic potential. In this workshop, Mark will be providing tuition on achieving well-balanced long exposure images using nearby locations such as the small harbour of Paddy’s Hole (with its fishing boats), the pier with its lighthouse and the wind farm tucked along the coast. The workshop will finish at sunset (if there is one) and ideal for both colour and black and white photography.
This will be a group C event for up to 6 people.
Lunch arrangements: In order to maximise photo opportunities, participants are asked to bring a packed lunch and drinks.
Please also bring:
Although this workshop would be unsuitable for wheelchair users it will be fine for those with limited mobility issues. There is a small flight of steps to access certain parts of the harbour at Paddy’s Hole but Mark will be on hand to help at all times.
The nearest toilets will be in Redcar; about 20 mins round trip by car.
Meet alongside Paddy’s Hole at the end of the Tees Estuary - ignoring the private road signs a couple of miles back (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/8XYg7ttgUYjAK1618)
Mark has public liability insurance for negligence caused by him, which is underwritten by Chubb Insurance Company of Europe Ltd. You are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance in case of illness, accident, cancellation or any other factor outside of Mark's control (Terms and conditions apply - please contact Mark for written details).
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."
“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.”