Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale North Yorkshire, DL8 2PS


8th November 2019


RPS Group Member: £17
RPS Member: £47
Non-member: £58

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What's included?

6.5 hours of tuition by Mark

What's excluded?

Entry to the Arboretum - £9.40 (Concessions £8.40) 
Transport to/from location
Travel insurance

Exertion level




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“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


He is one of the best educators I have ever worked with, regardless of discipline…I will come back in a heartbeat, to take other workshops at the gallery that Mr Banks is conducting.”

~ Richard F, Massachusetts, USA


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Autumn colours at Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Autumn Colour - Thorp Perrow Arboretum
(Royal Photographic Society)

8th November 2019

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!

Autumn has got to be the most exciting time of year for taking photographs outdoors due to its rich and diverse colour - and woodland is where colour is at its most resplendent. Covering 100 acres, Thorp Perrow Arboretum in Bedale, North Yorkshire boasts one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees in the North of England - and November is when it comes alive! Further details about Thorp Perrow Arboretum can be found here -

Join Mark for a day of sheer indulgence and learn how to take the most exquisite autumnal images. Mark will be your tutor for the full day offering sound photographic advice and tips and tricks on taking beautiful autumn woodland images. 

  • Achieving a balanced woodland landscape
  • Looking at abstracts of the landscape 
  • Considering lines, shapes and movement within an image
  • Intentional Camera Movement 
  • Macro (close-up) photography

Thorp Perrow Arboretum (RPS)
Thorp Perrow Arboretum (RPS)
Thorp Perrow Arboretum (RPS)
Thorp Perrow Arboretum (RPS)
Thorp Perrow Arboretum (RPS)
Thorp Perrow Arboretum (RPS)
Thorp Perrow Arboretum (RPS)


What to bring:

  • Camera, lenses, tripod, filters if you have them
  • Outdoor, waterproof clothing suitable for the latest forecast with plenty of layers for warmth
  • Wellington boots are ideal but good walking boots would also be fine.
  • Packed lunch & Drink (optional)

Participants may bring their own lunch but there is a lovely cafe situated by the entrance offering hot soup, sandwiches and a large array of cakes and hot and cold drinks.

Please note: An entry charge of £9.40 is applicable on the day (Concessions £8.40)

If using a sat nav to get to Thorp Perrow, use postcode DL8 2PS.