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! You do NOT need to be a member of the RPS to take part in this workshop.
Summer colour is at its most vibrant at this time of year with colourful heather, summer flowers and yellow gorse decorating the countryside. This location on the edge of the North York Moors offers fine views of Hawnby Hill and surrounding moorland countryside. Early evening we will travel the short distance to Sutton Bank Visitor Centre and take a leisurely stroll along the edge of Sutton Bank for big vistas over the Vale of York. Mark will be on hand throughout the day providing tuition on composition and technical skills. This will also be the ideal location for sunset if there is one.
Professional tutor Mark Banks will be on hand throughout the day providing tuition on composition and technical skills.
This workshop is not suitable for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.
Please bring a drink and packed lunch to last for the whole day. At some point, we will drive the short distance to Sutton Bank Visitor Centre to use the toilets.
Suitable walking footwear is essential and clothing to suit the forecast is also required. Even in summer, it can get quite chilly as the sun goes down, so please pack a coat, too. Suntan lotion and a hat may also be required on hot days - and an umbrella for rainy days.
Meet in the small car park area around a mile outside of Hawnby Village (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/7Wg2SPiyFJN8QqZc7 ). Early evening we will travel the short distance to Sutton Bank Visitor Centre and take a leisurely stroll along the edge of Sutton Bank for big vistas over the Vale of York.
Full joining instructions will be sent prior to this workshop.
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.”