Why not use this time of lockdown to have a professional photographer cast their eye over some of your images?
Others always see strengths and weaknesses in our images that we fail to see ourselves, not least because of emotional connection to our own work, and so a second opinion is almost always helpful. But having that feedback from a professional who is working with images all the time can be truly invaluable.
Mark Banks is a professional landscape photographer based in the North East of England. His passion for the subject comes from the love of travel and being outdoors in remote places. Mark has been teaching landscape photography and post-processing for over 20 years and runs photography workshops around the UK and abroad. He also teaches for the Joe Cornish Gallery in North Yorkshire and the Royal Photographic Society.
There will be a number of private one-to-one sessions available throughout the day lasting one hour each. Once you have booked a place you will be invited to send up to 15 of your processed landscape images to Mark who will review your images in advance of your appointment. As an experienced tutor, Mark will be able to give advice on aspects such as composition, use of light, filters, and any strengths or weaknesses in your image, as well as any feedback on your post-production, if relevant.
During your review, which will be conducted by live two-way video link using Zoom, Mark will offer feedback on each of your images individually and, if appropriate, collectively as a body of work.
Participants should note that some images will, inevitably, demand more discussion than others and there is no guarantee that all of your images will be considered during the session. In all probability between 8 and 12 images will be covered.
Following your review, Mark will send you brief notes of the feedback they gave.
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.”