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Location

Grasmere, Lake District

Date

17th - 23rd November 2019

Price

£TBC

Max Group Size

8

What's included?

  • 5 full days tuition by Mark Banks and Steve Gosling
  • You will be tutored in all aspects of camera craft, and in dealing with Britain’s elusive weather and lighting conditions!
  • Advance your technique, sense of composition and understanding of light
  • Portfolio review
  • Be tutored in subtle post-production techniques using Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Transport to photographic locations for the duration of the workshop
  • Course Notes

What's excluded?

Transport to the workshop accommodation venue
Travel insurance
Accommodation
Meals and Drinks

Exertion level:  Easy | Moderate | Challenging

Moderate

 

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Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn."

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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

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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.”

~ Mr R Fosler, Massachusetts, USA

 

"I just wanted to thank you once again for the Robin Hood’s Bay course last week. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but more than that I left with a far greater confidence in my compositional abilities, and a decent basic knowledge of Lightroom. The location, accommodation and organisation were first-rate, and your maxim of always considering the composition and only later considering whether you could pull it off resounded."

~ Mr N Farrimond, London

 

The day actually relighted my interest in going out locally.

~ Mr M Taylor, Leeds

 

Mark not only has an extensive knowledge of photography and Lightroom and a keen eye for making a good picture, he also has the essential skill of all good trainers - the ability to match himself to his client and their way of working and learning. He has combed out the tangles of my (self-taught) Lightroom set-up, shown me how to use the tools properly and effectively, and got me excited about making the most of my pictures. I wish I had known about his tutorials when I first started out!

~ Mrs Carol C, York

Lake District Landscape Photography Workshop with Mark Banks and Steve Gosling

Lake District
(Steve Gosling & Mark Banks)

17th - 23rd November 2019

 

The Lake District is a wonderful place for landscape photography at any time of the year but late Autumn is a particularly photogenic and dynamic time to visit. During our time there we will photograph around the lakes of Grasmere & Rydal Water as well as travelling further afield to Derwentwater and the Langdales.

Mark and Steve will also offer an opportunity for you to take part in a Portfolio Review session where you can bring along some of your images for constructive comment and critique. On evenings (or if the weather is a little inclement), participants may also bring along their laptop computers for advice on post-production tips and techniques, too using Adobe Lightroom Classic software.

We will be based at The Grand at Grasmere centrally located to visit the surrounding lakes and fells. Although accommodation isn't provided as part of the workshop (we sometimes like to give people the flexibility to make their own arrangements according to their taste and budget) we do encourage participants to stay in the vicinity of Grasmere.

Itinerary

To be filled out here

Autumn Colours - Lake District
Autumn Colours - Lake District
Autumn Colours - Lake District
Autumn Colours - Lake District
Autumn Colours - Lake District
Autumn Colours - Lake District
Autumn Colours - Lake District
Autumn Colours - Lake District
Autumn Colours - Lake District
Autumn Colours - Lake District

Details

Camera Equipment

Here is a list of recommended equipment you should bring…

  • Camera body and a selection of lenses that ideally cover wide angle to medium telephoto (for instance 25mm to 200mm). 
  • At least two camera batteries
  • Tripod
  • Hot-shoe spirit level (if your camera has a level indicator built in that’s fine).
  • A small set of graduated filters (please contact Mark if you need further help on which filters to bring).
  • Lens cloth

You may also bring with you a laptop computer for processing images taken during the workshop with guidance from Mark.

Clothing 

  • Appropriate outdoor clothing to meet predicted weather
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Walking wellingtons and/or boots
  • Umbrella

Fitness Level - Easy | Moderate | Challenging

moderate level of fitness is required for this workshop - but all locations have been carefully selected for their stunning views, safety, convenience and ease of access.

Date

Workshop officially starts on the evening of Sunday 17th November and ends Saturday 23rd November

What’s included?

Practical tuition and post-production tuition throughout the entire workshop by Steve and Mark

Transport to all locations each day

What’s excluded?

Accommodation

Food and Drink

Getting there

By Road

There is a good road network to Grasmere. Use Postcode LA22 9PU for Sat-Nav directions

By Rail

The nearest train station is Windermere or Stavely - a taxi service will be necessary to bring you to Grasmere. Check train times now at https://www.thetrainline.com/

By Air

The nearest airport is Carlisle or Leeds/Bradford - please check flight details online prior to booking.

Max Group Size

8

Price

£TBC

Further Information

If you need any further information or help with a booking please contact Mark Banks by e-mail here - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please Note: All workshops must be financially viable for Mark and Steve. Therefore, we reserve the right to cancel a workshop no later than 4 weeks of the due date if adequate spaces are not filled. We strongly advise you ask where you are staying what their cancellation policy is in case of such a cancellation as weMark cannot, and will not, be held responsible for any cancellation fees charged to you.

You will lose your workshop fee and/or deposit (whichever is applicable) if you cancel your booking at any time unless we can fill your space. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance which covers such an event.