Scarborough in B&W: Day & Night


Scarborough, North Yorkshire


8th January 2022



Max. Group Size


What's Included?

Tuition by Mark throughout the day

What's Excluded?

- Transport to/from location
- Food and Drink
Scarborough in B&W: Day & Night

Scarborough in B&W: Day & Night

8th January 2022


Scarborough is a quintessential seaside town during the summer months but I prefer to photograph it in off-peak months when it strikes a more atmospheric and rather moody tone. Shooting in black and white adds to the overall tension and allows you to develop a more cohesive set of images exhibiting a less well-known side to this generally regarded bucolic location.

However, finding suitable compositions and getting the technical settings right is made all that much more difficult in winter weather and at night time, so I'll be on hand throughout the daylight hours and after dark to help you every step of the way as well as offering handy tips and tricks, too.

The workshop will start at 12.30 pm when Mark will discuss the format for the day before heading out to specific locations to shoot images during daylight. After dark, we will head into the town to shoot dark alleyways as well as around the promenade. We will aim to finish around 7.30 pm

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Venue Information

We will meet at 12.30 am in front of The Spa in Scarborough - use postcode YO11 2HD (Google Maps:

In order to maximise time on location, please bring a packed lunch and drinks to last the full day.

There are public toilets at the North end of South Bay, so you may wish to visit here first (as we will start at the southern end) - parking is normally free in winter but please check the nearby ticket machines.

Clothing, Medication & Safety

Please wear clothing suitable for photography at this time of year.  The promenade is flat but there is some uphill walking to the back alleyways but we will take things steadily throughout the day as there will be plenty of time.

Mark is a trained first-aider but is not allowed to administer medicine. Therefore, please bring with you all necessary medication including inhalers, epi-pens and any other medications you rely on.

Joining instructions and information will be sent nearer the time.

Terms & Conditions of Booking

By booking and making a payment you are agreeing to accept my terms and conditions as set out in the link below.

Terms & Conditions [pdf]

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.


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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