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Torridon & Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands


Arrive Saturday 30th March 2019

Workshop officially starts Sunday 31st March 2019

Workshop officially closes Thursday 4th April 2019

Depart Friday 5th April 2019


£1190 - Members of the RPS Landscape Photography Group

£1290 - RPS Members

Max Group Size


What's included?

  • 6 nights en-suite accommodation at The Old Inn, Gairloch (no shared rooms)
  • 5 full days of practical landscape photography tuition and post-processing
  • Cooked and/or continental breakfast each morning
  • Packed lunch and drink supplied each day
  • Transport to all locations each day

What's excluded?

  • Transport to Gairloch
  • Travel Insurance
  • Evening Meal
  • Drinks from the bar

Exertion level

Easy to Moderate



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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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Early Spring, Scottish Highlands
(Royal Photographic Society Members)

30th March - 5th April 2019 - 2 Places Remaining

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!

Scottish Highlands

It’s no surprise to those who visit Scotland that it repeatedly gets nominated as the best place in the UK for landscape photography. With mountains aplenty and picturesque lochs, islands, shorelines, rivers, waterfalls and woodland there really is no better place to learn about - and improve your landscape photography skills.

This 5-day / 6-night workshop organised in conjunction with the Royal Photographic Society will suit those photographers who prefer more dynamic weather pictures. Spring in the Highlands can be a tumultuous and dynamic time of year with regular rain showers, sun, shafts of light-rays, rainbows - and even snow! This is a real opportunity for people who are passionate about the outdoors to indulge and immerse themselves in an amazing 5 days of landscape photography heaven - with tuition provided by Mark throughout the whole 5 days.


This workshop will be based in Gairloch in the Scottish Highlands. In order to get the maximum 5 days out of this workshop you will arrive the evening prior to the start of the workshop on Saturday 30th March and leave on Friday 5th April (overnight stays for these days are included in the price). The workshop will officially start on Sunday 31st March after breakfast when Mark will start with an introductory talk before opening the floor to any questions.

For the next five days, participants will be transported to numerous amazing locations around the area where Mark will help you explore composition and technical skills in order to make successful landscape images. There will be opportunities for photography throughout the entire day due to the time of year and Mark will be on hand to answer any questions and issues you may be experiencing. There will also be time for processing your images using Mark’s laptop (or your own) where he will explain exactly how to get the very best out of your images using Adobe Lightroom Classic software.

As this is a 5-day workshop there will be plenty of time for one-to-one tuition and to discuss photography at whatever level you are - beginner or experienced amateur.

The workshop will officially close on the Thursday evening with a de-brief of your experience over celebratory drinks. Participants will check out on the Friday morning after breakfast.

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Spring - Torridon & Wester Ross - April 2019

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.


The Scottish Highlands can be hostile at the best of times (which is why it’s so good for landscape photography) therefore it’s important to be equipped with the correct clothing. 

  • Plenty of layers to keep warm
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Walking wellingtons and/or boots
  • Umbrella

Fitness Level - Easy | Moderate | Challenging

An Easy to 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.

Getting there

By Road

There is a good road network to Gairloch - but it would be wise to include, and allow for, an overnight stay en-route if you plan on travelling a long distance. 

By Rail

The nearest train station is at Inverness. Mark will be offering transport from Inverness train station to Gairloch on the afternoon of Saturday 30th March. He will also drop you off back at the station on the morning of Friday 5th April. Please contact Mark before booking your train ticket to discuss exact timings first. Check train times now at

By Plane

Inverness has an airport which regularly runs services from other UK airports and abroad. Mark will be offering transport from Inverness airport to Gairloch on the afternoon of Saturday 30th March. He will also drop you off back at the airport on the morning of 5th April. Please contact Mark before booking your flight to discuss exact timings first. Check flight times now at