Creative Woodland Workshop


Masham, North Yorkshire


Saturday 3rd July, 2021 - 10am to 5pm
Fully Booked



Max. Group Size


What's Included?

Tuition by Mark throughout the day

What's Excluded?

- Transport to/from location
- Food and Drink
Creative Woodland Workshop

Creative Woodland Workshop

Saturday 3rd July, 2021 - 10am to 5pm
Fully Booked


Surprisingly, woodland tends to be ignored by many photographers in the summer months. Yet, with a bit of creative understanding and an eye for composition, a summer woodland can offer amazing photographic opportunities! Join me for a full day of photography in a wonderful woodland close to Masham on the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

I will be on hand throughout the day to give you advice, tips and tricks on how to make the most of summer woodland. On arrival, I will discuss my methods of 'seeing the woods for the trees' and demonstrate some examples in print. We will then walk to various locations around this beautiful woodland where I will demonstrate techniques which will include...

  • Finding sound compositions
  • Choosing techniques appropriate for the prevailing weather
  • High-key mono
  • Moody low-key mono
  • Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)
  • Woodland Abstracts and more...

At each location, you will have plenty of time to try the techniques demonstrated with help from me. This 1-day workshop will suit landscape photographers from beginner to advanced - with tuition provided by professional landscape photographer, Mark Banks throughout the workshop.

We will aim to finish the workshop by around 5 pm. However, as it is light until late you may stay to do some more personal photography if you wish.

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Venue Information

We will meet at 10 am in Masham Square (Google Maps:, where you will follow Mark in your car to a nearby woodland around 5 minutes away.

In order to maximise time on location, please bring a packed lunch and drinks to last the full day.

There are public toilets in Masham.

Clothing, Medication & Safety

Please wear clothing suitable for photography at this time of year.  Sturdy walking boots or wellingtons would be ideal for this terrain.

Mark is a trained first-aider but is not allowed to administer medicine. Therefore, please bring with you all necessary medication including inhalers, epi-pens and any other medications you rely on.

Access to the woodland is a short 15-minute walk up a shallow incline. 

Terms & Conditions of Booking

By booking and making a payment you are agreeing to accept my terms and conditions as set out in the link below.

Terms & Conditions [pdf]


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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