It can be very satisfying 'getting it right' in camera and Mark encourages this approach in his practical workshops. However, taking the image is only half the story. Due to the way that digital cameras render images, it is more important than ever to process them using specialist software like Adobe Lightroom in order to get the very best out of each image. Improving your post-production skills can vastly enhance your images but where do you start?
Mark teaches post-production in a logical, step-by-step manner so that each participant leaves with a sound understanding of how to extract the very best from each image. Working on Mark's own 27" screen or your own computer, you will be guided on not only how to use Lightroom but more importantly, why and where to apply adjustments. Mark will also demonstrate his own personal workflow including importing images, cataloguing in a logical way, processing the image and finally preparing the image for print or web. If you live in the North East of England, Mark can visit you at your home if you wish.
A typical Lightroom day consists of:
Mark can travel to you if you live in the North East of the UK or you can come to his home in Northallerton, North Yorkshire to suit you.
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.”