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Reeth: Swaledale


1st - 7th November 2020


£1,690.00  /  £190 Deposit

Max Group Size

7 (2 tutors)

What's included?

  • 5 full days tuition by Sylvia Slavin & Mark Banks
  • 6 nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation
  • Packed lunch each day
  • You will be tutored in all aspects of camera craft
  • Advance your technique, sense of composition and understanding of light
  • Learn how to print like a Pro onto fine-art Fotospeed papers
  • Understand how to choose the right paper for your images
  • Be tutored in subtle post-production techniques using Adobe Lightroom Classic 
  • Transport to photographic locations for the duration of the workshop
  • Take home a selection of A4 & A3 images taken and printed during your stay.

What's excluded?

Transport to the workshop accommodation venue (other than collection & drop off if arriving by train)
Evening meal
Travel insurance
Drinks from the bar

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.”

~ 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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Printing Masterclass: Autumn in the Yorkshire Dales

Printing Masterclass supported by Fotospeed:
Autumn in the Yorkshire Dales
Sylvia Slavin & Mark Banks

1st - 7th November 2020


The Yorkshire Dales is world-renowned for its stunning scenery, dry-stone walls, picturesque waterfalls and numerous barns. During this full 5-day (6-night) printing masterclass workshop you will be taken to some of the most beautiful locations in the Yorkshire Dales and receive tuition from two experienced professional landscape photographers, Sylvia Slavin and Mark Banks. We have carefully selected these dates for optimal autumn colour and both tutors have intimate knowledge of the Yorkshire Dales as Sylvia lives there and Mark lives only 30 minutes away - providing a photographic playground for them both for many years!

As this is a printing masterclass supported by Fotospeed, we will not only be taking photographs but we'll also be processing them in Adobe Lightroom before printing them onto a selection of Fotospeed premium fine-art papers. Learn how to get the best out of a print using Lightroom's print module including soft-proofing for consistent results.

Mark and Sylvia will be on hand to guide you through processing and printing your images and you will leave with a selection of A4 & A3 prints taken during the workshop as a memento of your time with us. 


In order to set up a printer and large monitor, we have secured four recently renovated and beautiful 1, 2 & 3 bedroom cottages all within the small, quiet village of Reeth in Swaledale. Each participant will be allocated a bedroom each upon booking. Bathrooms will be on a shared basis in each cottage, so please bring a bathrobe (no bedrooms are shared of course). The largest cottage will be used for printing and processing tuition. 

In order to gain maximum tuition time, you will arrive the day prior to the start of the workshop and depart the day after the end of the workshop (accommodation for these nights is included in the price). For the next five days, participants will be transported by Sylvia and Mark to a number of locations around the area carefully selected for its photographic potential. In order to take advantage of our time, we have arranged to eat breakfast each morning at the 5-star Burgoyne luxury Hotel in the village. This is included in the cost of the workshop - as is a packed lunch provided each day also by the Hotel.

This workshop is limited to just 7 participants and we expect demand to be high for this unique workshop, so please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a booking. A small deposit of £190 is all that's required to reserve your space.

The workshop will officially close on the Friday evening over celebratory drinks at The Burgoyne Hotel in Reeth. Participants will then depart on Saturday morning after breakfast.

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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 24mm to 200mm). 
  • At least two camera batteries
  • Tripod
  • Lens cloth
  • 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).

If you have a macro lens you might also find this useful - but this is optional. 

You may also bring with you a laptop computer for processing images taken during the workshop with guidance from Mark. However, Mark will use his computer for the final printing process.


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

Fitness Level - Easy | Moderate | Challenging

The fitness level for this workshop is set at Easy as 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 Reeth, which can be reached from most parts of the UK within one day. 

By Rail

The nearest train station is Darlington or Northallerton, which is based on the East Coast rail link. Mark is offering a collection service from either of these stations for those who would find this more convenient.

By Plane

The nearest airport is Durham Tees-Valley, which is just over an hour away from Reeth if you wish to hire a car.