1-2-1 Practical Tuition


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£300 per day (plus expenses if Mark has to travel)

Max. Group Size

1-2-1 (for group bookings please contact Mark)

What's Included?

At least 8 hours of tuition by Mark
Course notes
See below for full list

What's Excluded?

- Travel insurance
- Meals & Drinks
- Accommodation
1-2-1 Practical Tuition by Mark Banks

1-2-1 Practical Tuition

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Covid-19: Book with confidence

Due to the relaxation of the lockdown, I am now able to offer 1-2-1 practical photography tuition around the north-east of England once again. I have full PPE equipment in place including facemasks, hand-sanitiser and a non-contact forehead thermometer and I will provide you with simple procedures prior to the start of the workshop in order to keep us both safe. So, if you would like to reschedule a date that had to be cancelled due to the lockdown or would like to further your practical photography skills, please get in touch.


Many people love attending group workshops for a host of reasons. However, others find one to one tuition more personal to their needs.

Mark has been running 1-2-1 practical workshops for many years and it is through this knowledge and understanding that he has honed a methodical, step-by-step process of teaching landscape photography. This means each participant leaves with a sound technique that they can use again and again in their own landscape photography as they progress and improve. Mark's teaching method is relaxed yet structured and assumes nothing of the participant so that each person receives a unique workshop tailor-made to their level of experience and requirements.

A typical day consists of:

  • A minimum of 8 hours tuition.
  • An introduction to the day to discuss your specific requirements (participants are encouraged to bring a small number of images either in print or electronically to help Mark understand the level you are currently working at and to discuss composition and technique).
  • Travel to and from a beautiful location in the North East of England, which can include the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the North East Coast (Saltburn, Whitby, Scarborough, Robin Hood's Bay etc...)
  • What to look for in an image, including key compositional pointers.
  • How to master the craft of photography including how to build up to a perfectly executed image using filters.
  • Using filters in a more creative way (for participants looking to advance their filter technique further).
  • Using Neutral Density filters for long exposures (for participants looking to advance their filter technique further).
  • Advice and tips and tricks of the trade - nothing is a secret!
  • Course notes are provided - including Mark's logical step-by-step approach to making a better landscape photograph and other tips.


Mark can travel to any location in the UK to suit you or you might consider some photographic inspiration in locations near to his home in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. Northallerton is ideally situated between the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks and only 30 minutes away from the Yorkshire Coast. Northallerton is also conveniently situated on the North Coast rail link between London and Edinburgh. If you wish to stay nearby there are plenty of lovely guest houses and hotels in the area. Mark would be happy to organise this for you and arrange collection & drop off at your accommodation each day.


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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