Autumn Colour: Lake District


Grasmere, English Lake District


1st - 5th November 2021
Fully Booked


£950.00 / 150.00 Deposit

Max. Group Size


What's Included?

5 full days tuition by Mark Banks
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 (other than collection & drop off if arriving by train)
- Travel insurance
- Meals
- Drinks from the bar
Autumn Colour: Lake District

Autumn Colour: Lake District

1st - 5th November 2021
Fully Booked


The Lake District is a wonderful place for landscape photography and autumn is a particularly photogenic and colourful time to visit. This workshop will be based in Grasmere where we will photograph around the lakes of Grasmere & Rydal Water as well as travelling a little further into the Langdales and Coniston area, too. Big vistas, colourful woodland, quarry visits and lakeside views will all be on the menu!

This 5-day workshop will suit landscape photographers from beginner to advanced - with tuition provided by professional landscape photographer, Mark Banks throughout the workshop. Transport will be provided to all locations for the duration of the workshop.

During the evenings (or days of particularly inclement weather), Mark will be on hand to help process images taken during the workshop using Adobe Lightroom Classic on Mark’s laptop and 27” monitor (you may choose to bring your own laptop if you wish). Participants are also encouraged to bring along prints or digital images to discuss composition, processing and advice about printing.

Accommodation, lunches and evening meals are not included in the price of this workshop. This is to allow participants to choose the level of accommodation that suits their budget and requirements - and Grasmere has a plethora to choose from. However, the workshop will run from The Grand at Grasmere, which Mark can highly recommend.  Full details about the hotel can be found here

The workshop will start at 10 am on Monday 1st November and finish at 5 pm on Friday 5th November 2021.

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

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 and Steve.


  • Appropriate outdoor clothing to meet predicted weather
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Walking 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 the Lake District. 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 the Hotel. Check train times now at

By Air

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


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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