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Scottish Highlands


12th - 18th January 2020


£1,290.00 - RPS Landscape Photography Group Member

£1,390.00 - RPS Member

£1,690.00 - Non RPS Member

Max Group Size


What's included?

  • 5 full days tuition by Mark Banks
  • 6 nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation
  • Evening meal
  • 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

What's excluded?

Midday lunch
Travel insurance
Drinks from the bar

Exertion level



Winter in Glencoe Landscape Photography Workshop for Royal Photographic Society Members

Winter in Glencoe, Scottish Highlands
(Royal Photographic Society members)

12th - 18th January 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! 

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 for up to seven participants will suit those photographers who prefer more dynamic winter pictures. Winter in Glencoe is truly stunning - usually with frozen lochans, snow-capped mountains, ancient woodland and gushing waterfalls all providing a sense of scale and beauty that is truly spectacular. This is a real opportunity for people who are passionate about the outdoors to indulge and immerse themselves in an amazing week of landscape photography heaven - with tuition provided by professional photographer Mark Banks throughout the workshop. Mark Banks will also be assisted by Landscape Group Events Manager and landscape photographer, Mark Reeves who will be helping organise the event as well as giving advice to participants where required.

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

Moderate fitness will be required and due to the terrain, this workshop would be unsuitable for people with limited mobility. Although beautiful, the Scottish Highlands can be a hostile environment in winter, therefore all locations are carefully selected by Mark B. for ease of access and within walking distance of his vehicle at all times. Daily temperatures are usually always around or below freezing at this time of year, so it’s imperative participants come equipped with suitable warm outdoor and waterproof clothing, plenty of layers and wellington boots (Rannoch Moor is very wet and not suitable for walking boots)!


This workshop will be based at the Holly Tree Hotel, Kentallen just a 30-minute drive from the heart of Glencoe and includes a full Scottish breakfast and an evening meal. 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 Sunday 12th January and depart on Saturday 18th January (overnight stays for these days are included in the price). The workshop will officially start on Monday 13th January 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 by both Marks to numerous locations around the area including Rannoch Moor, Glen Etive, Glen Nevis and Kinlochleven where Mark B. will help you explore composition and technical skills in order to make successful landscape images.  There will also be time for processing your images using Mark’s laptop (or your own) where he will explain how to get the very best out of your images using Adobe Lightroom Classic software.

You are also invited to bring along some images - either in print or digitally - for discussion.

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

Winter in Glencoe
Winter in Glencoe
Winter in Glencoe
Winter in Glencoe
Winter in Glencoe
Winter in Glencoe

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
  • Laptop for image review or editing (optional)


Winter in Glencoe can be a hostile environment (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
  • Wellingtons and/or boots
  • Umbrella

Fitness Level - Easy | Moderate | Challenging

A 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 Glencoe - 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 Fort William. Please contact Mark if you would like collection and drop-off from/to Fort William. Check train times now at

By Plane

The nearest airport is Glasgow where you will need to hire a vehicle for the 2-hour journey to Glencoe. Check flight times now at 


PLEASE NOTE: The running of this event is subject to sufficient bookings and the RPS reserves the right to cancel no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled start of the event. Participants are advised to have travel insurance to cover any unavoidable costs in the case of cancellation by the RPS. Refunds for cancellations by participants can only be given if the participant or the RPS is able to re-sell the cancelled place.