Falling Foss - Autumn Colours (RPS)

Organised for the Royal Photographic Society


Falling Foss, near Whitby, North Yorkshire


30th October 2021


£60.00 (Landscape) Group member
£70 RPS member
£94 Non-RPS Member

Max. Group Size


What's Included?

Approx 8 hours of tuition by Mark

What's Excluded?

- Transport to/from location
- Travel insurance
Falling Foss - Autumn Colours (RPS)

Falling Foss - Autumn Colours (RPS)

Organised for the Royal Photographic Society
30th October 2021


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!

Falling Foss is a tall waterfall located within the deciduous wooded valley of Littlebeck in North Yorkshire. The beginning of November is the optimal time for autumn colour in this beautiful woodland and tutor Mark Banks will be on hand throughout the day providing practical advice on composition as well as more creative ways of taking an autumnal woodland image.

In order to maximise photo opportunities due to shorter daylight hours, participants are asked to bring a packed lunch and drinks with them as the cafe is generally closed this time of year.

Please bring / wear:

  • Packed lunch
  • Camera, charged batteries, memory card
  • Tripod
  • 6- and 10-stop neutral density filters (if you have them)
  • Graduated neutral density filters (if you have them)
  • Warm and waterproof clothing suitable for the weather, location and time of year
  • Walking boots

Falling Foss autumn colours (RPS)
Falling Foss autumn colours (RPS)
Falling Foss autumn colours (RPS)
Falling Foss autumn colours (RPS)


We will meet at Foss Lane car park, Foss Lane, Nr Whitby, YO22 5HA at 9.30 am where there is plenty of parking available (Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/kz1avkwzSKeuCHnn9). Mark will discuss composition, technique and answer any question participants may have about their camera or their ideas. We will then head off into the woodland of Littlebeck for photographic tuition.


Full joining instructions will be sent prior to this workshop

Please bring a packed lunch and drink. Outdoor clothing suitable for this time of year, comfortable footwear, umbrella (can also be useful for creating shade) and any medication necessary. The workshop will aim to finish at dusk.


Mark has public liability insurance for negligence caused by him, which is underwritten by Chubb Insurance Company of Europe Ltd. You are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance in case of illness, accident, cancellation or any other factor outside of Mark's control (Terms and conditions apply - please contact Mark for written details).


I just wanted to say thank you for a great workshop in Glencoe, despite the weather! You are an excellent workshop leader with a high degree of professionalism, a methodical approach to landscape photography and the ability to adapt your teaching to your clients and the weather.

~ Fiona M

Thank you so much for such an inspirational day yesterday and for all your patience! I love my prints, thank you! I felt as though I achieved what I had set out to do and learn the principles of printing and look forward to giving things a go myself.

~ Geoff K

Hi Mark, Just a note to thank you again for such a wonderful week in so many respects. I so enjoyed the locations and the photography. Lots to process and think about again and some new exciting things to try. Your tuition and attention to detail is much appreciated and I always feel inspired again to get out with my camera. See you before too long in Yorkshire.

~ Anne W

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

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
Professional Landscape Photographer

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