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Northumberland Coast


28th April - 4th May 2019


£960.00 / £200 Deposit

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What's included?

  • 5 full days tuition by Mark Banks & Steve Gosling
  • 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
  • Post-production tuition using Adobe Lightroom Classic, Capture One, Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro
  • Transport to photographic locations for the duration of the workshop

What's excluded?

Food and Drink
Transport to the workshop accommodation venue
Travel insurance

Exertion level


Further Information

All workshops must be financially viable for us. Therefore, we reserve the right to cancel a workshop no later than 4 weeks of the due date if adequate spaces are not filled. We strongly advise you ask where you are staying, what their cancellation policy is in case of such a cancellation as we cannot and will not be held responsible for any cancellation fees charged to you.



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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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Northumberland Coast Landscape Photography Workshop with Mark Banks and Steve Gosling

Northumberland Coast
(Mark Banks & Steve Gosling

 28th April - 4th May 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

Join Steve Gosling and Mark Banks on this 5-day / 6-Night practical landscape photography workshop exploring the spectacular Northumberland Coast with its sweeping sands, castles and harbours. Over the 5 days, we will explore this wonderful part of Northumberland, with its dramatic coastline, sandy beaches and castles in stunning settings that offer the landscape photographer image making heaven. This workshop will take you to the coast around Dunstanburgh Castle, the sweeping sands of Embleton Bay, the spectacular and impressive Bamburgh Bay (with its theatrical castle sat on a rocky perch overlooking the sea), the working fishing port at Seahouses and to magical Holy Island with its castle, priory and harbour.


We will be based at the Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel in the lovely village of Embleton. Although accommodation isn't provided as part of the workshop (we like to give people the flexibility to make their own arrangements according to their taste and budget) we do encourage participants to stay in the vicinity of our base. Officially, the workshop will start at 10 am on Monday 29th April, therefore we encourage participants to arrive the evening before for introductory drinks and to meet the other participants.
After an introductory talk at the start of the workshop, Mark and Steve will transport participants to the various locations outlined above. Mark and Steve will be on hand throughout each day offering advice and practical tuition. They will also offer an opportunity for you to take part in a Portfolio Review session where you can bring some of your images for constructive comment and critique. In addition, participants are encouraged to bring along their laptop computers for advice on post-production tips and techniques.

Northumberland Landscape Photography Workshop
Northumberland Landscape Photography Workshop
Northumberland Landscape Photography Workshop
Northumberland Landscape Photography Workshop

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.


It’s important to be equipped with the correct clothing for photography workshops. 

  • Outdoor clothing suitable for the time of year
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Walking wellingtons and/or boots
  • Umbrella

Fitness Level - Easy | Moderate | Challenging 

The fitness level for this workshop is classed as 'Easy'

Getting there

By Road

There is a good road network to Northumberland. The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel postcode is NE66 3UN for sat-nav users.

By Rail

The nearest train station is Newcastle but this would have to be accompanied by a taxi or bus service to Dunstanburgh. Please check online for suitable public transport to Dunstanburgh.

By Plane

The nearest airport is Newcastle but this would have to be accompanied by a taxi or bus service to Dunstanburgh. Please check online for suitable public transport to Dunstanburgh.

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About Steve Gosling

steve goslingSteve is an award-winning professional photographer who specialises in producing creative & contemporary landscape images (his signature style is moody & atmospheric black & white photographs). His photographs have been published internationally in books, magazines & newspapers and on greetings cards, posters & advertisements.

He particularly enjoys writing & teaching about photography. He frequently gives talks to photographic groups in the UK & abroad and is also a regular contributor to photography magazines in many different countries. He has run a successful workshop programme for several years as well as leading workshops on behalf of clients such as Phase One & Olympus, encouraging and inspiring photographers of all levels from across the world. Steve is also an Olympus Ambassador running events and giving talks & presentations across the UK and Europe on behalf of Olympus UK.