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Aviemore, Scotland


18th - 24th October 2020


(Landscape) Group member: £1,390.00

RPS member: £1,490.00

Non-RPS member: £1,590.00

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What's included?

Tuition by Mark Banks
Transport to and from Aviemore each day
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

What's excluded?

Travel insurance
Midday Lunch
Alcohol & drinks from the bar

Exertion level




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Teach me and I remember.
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~ 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


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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Mark Banks Caingorms Photography Workshop for the Royal Photographic Society

Cairngorms: Autumn colour in the Highlands
(Royal Photographic Society)

18th - 24th October 2020

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 have to be a member of the RPS to attend this workshop.

The Cairngorms is the 2nd largest National Park in Scotland and has a huge mass of woodland, beautiful lochs and mountains awaiting any keen landscape photographer to explore. This week-long workshop will find us in the most exquisite places at the optimum time for autumn colour as well as exploring areas that afford grand vistas over the Spey valley and the Cairngorm mountain range itself. Mark will be on hand throughout each day offering advice, tips and tricks to help you get the most out of this beautiful and dramatic location.

We will be based at a lovely 4-star hotel in Aviemore where Dinner, Bed and Breakfast are included in the price. Transport to all locations will be provided throughout the duration of the workshop.

This 5-day (6-night) workshop will suit landscape photographers from beginner to advanced - with tuition provided by professional landscape photographer, Mark Banks throughout the workshop. Transport will be provided to all locations for the duration of the workshop.

During the evenings (or days of particularly inclement weather), Mark will be on hand to help process images taken during the workshop using Adobe Lightroom Classic on Mark’s laptop or your own if you have one. Participants are also encouraged to bring along prints or digital images to discuss composition, processing and advice about printing.

Although the workshop will officially start at 10 am on Monday 19th October you will arrive the day before on Sunday 18th October. Your accommodation and evening meal for the Sunday is included in the price of this workshop.

Moderate fitness level is required for this workshop and due to the terrain, this workshop would be unsuitable for people with limited mobility. All locations are carefully selected by Mark for ease of access and within walking distance of his vehicle at all times. Daily temperatures are usually in single figures at this time of year, so it’s imperative participants come equipped with suitable warm outdoor and waterproof clothing, plenty of layers and good walking shoes/boots. Walking Wellingtons are recommended to bring with you as we may shoot close to shallow pools and lochans.

Transport will be provided throughout the workshop and we will visit nearby cafes at lunchtimes where applicable (or collect food and drink from a nearby shop prior to visiting a location). Please note that midday lunches are not included in the price of this workshop.

Please bring/wear:

  • Warm, waterproof outdoor clothing with plenty of layers,
  • Comfortable footwear (ideally wellington boots)
  • Umbrella
  • Hats, scarfs and gloves
  • Camera, charged batteries, memory card, tripod.

The workshop will officially close at 5 pm on Friday 23rd October and after an overnight stay, we will depart after breakfast on Saturday 24th October.

Autumn images from the Cairngorms