The workshop starts at the Joe Cornish Gallery,
Register House,
Zetland Street,
North Yorkshire,

After initial discussions, we will head out to a location (confirmed on the day) for practical photography tuition.


9th September 2018



Max Group Size


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Book via the Joe Cornish Gallery website here. 

What's included?

  • Coffee/Tea on arrival
  • At least 8 hours of tuition by Mark
  • Transport to location

What's excluded?

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.”

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~ Mr N Farrimond, London


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~ Mr M Taylor, Leeds


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Creative Landscapes Workshop

Creative Landscapes Workshop
(Joe Cornish Gallery)

9th September 2018

Joe Cornish Galleries Training 

This exciting one day workshop is intended for those that already have a good grasp of the fundamentals of photography (or have completed one of Mark's one-day beginner workshops) and are now looking for more creative ways of expressing themselves through their art. 

Over the course of the day Mark will discuss and demonstrate the techniques used to become more creative with your camera including:

  • Achieving a balanced landscape using graduated filters
  • Creating long exposure images 
  • Black and White Photography
  • Intentional Camera Movement (for a more abstract look)

Creative Landscapes Workshop
Creative Landscapes Workshop
Creative Landscapes Workshop
Creative Landscapes Workshop
Creative Landscapes Workshop

After an initial welcome talk, Mark will transport all participants to a beautiful location in North Yorkshire to try out the techniques discussed using their own camera equipment. Mark will, of course, be on hand throughout the day to give advice and tuition as well as offer tips and tricks where appropriate.

This workshop is for a maximum of 4 people. Participants must have a basic understanding of aperture and shutter settings along with using their camera in manual mode. Along with a camera and tripod, all participants must bring at least a basic set of graduated filters (including a 1, 2 & 3 stop set of hard graduated filters), filter holder and lens ring for each of the lenses they bring. We highly recommend the Lee range of filters, but this is not essential nor a requirement for this workshop.

If you are booking a workshop for someone else, please let us know the details of the person you are booking for.

Who should attend and what should I bring?

This workshop is intended for photographers who wish to further their creative landscape photography skills or have completed a beginner's workshop. Participants will be expected to bring all necessary equipment for such a workshop including tripod, charged batteries and any other camera equipment they wish to bring, and of course water-proof clothing and suitable footwear.


10:00 Meet at the Joe Cornish Gallery for coffee/tea

10:30 Welcome talk by Mark Banks

11:30 Travel to a beautiful location to try out techniques discussed in the welcome talk

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Creative Landscapes practical session

16:00 Tea/Coffee break

20:00 - 21:00 Return to the Joe Cornish Gallery

Please note that all times are approximate and that the finish time will be weather dependent.

Whats Included

Refreshments on arrival, transport for the duration of the workshop and tuition from Mark Banks.

Whats Excluded

Insurance, lunch.

Further Information

If you need any further information or help with a booking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Northallerton Gallery.