Hawnby Hill/Sutton Bank


30th August 2019


(Landscape) Group member £17.00

RPS member £47.00

Non RPS Member £58.00

Max Group Size


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Book via the RPS website here. 

What's included?

Approx 8 hours of tuition by Mark

What's excluded?

Transport to/from location
Travel insurance

Exertion level

Easy with a leisurely half-mile stroll along the top of Sutton Bank 



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Teach me and I remember.
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~ 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


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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A Yorkshire Summer workshop for the Royal Photographic Society

A Yorkshire Summer :
Heather Moorland and Big Vistas
(Royal Photographic Society Members)

30th August 2019 - FULLY BOOKED
6th September 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

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!

Heather Moorland

The North York Moors has the largest expanse of heather moorland in the UK and in late summer it puts on a magnificent display of light pink to deep purple blossoming heather for miles and miles. The moorland is scattered with rocks, lone trees and bright green ferns making it an ideal location for taking landscape images.

Big Vistas

Sutton Bank is located on the western edge of the North York Moors and offers magnificent views across the Vale of Mowbray and the Vale of York. The late novelist, Alf Wight - more famously known as the Yorkshire vet, James Herriot who practised nearby - proclaimed that the view from the slopes of Sutton Bank was “the finest in England”.

On this workshop, you will be encouraged to think a little deeper than the obvious and also consider both colour and black and white image options to suit your way of thinking, the location and the mood that the weather presents on the day. Mark will be on hand all day to help you with your ideas and technique in order to make successful images.

A Yorkshire Summer
A Yorkshire Summer
A Yorkshire Summer
A Yorkshire Summer
A Yorkshire Summer


We will meet at the Sutton Bank Visitor Centre where Mark will start with an introductory talk. We will then take a short 5-minute drive to Hawnby where the first session will begin. Mark will discuss composition, technique and answer any question participants may have about their camera or their ideas. He will also demonstrate the use of graduated filters, too. There will be plenty of opportunity for participants to make images which may include anything from purple heather to the Iconic nearby landmark of Hawnby Hill.
Late afternoon, will find us back at Sutton Bank for taking big vista images of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, Whitestonecliffe and Gormire Lake.


Full joining instructions will be sent prior to this workshop but participants should meet at the Sutton Bank Visitor Centre car-park (Google maps - at 11:00 am

Please bring a packed lunch and drink. Warm outdoor clothing, comfortable footwear, umbrella and any medication necessary. The workshop will aim to finish just after sunset (if there is one). 


To book onto this workshop please check out the RPS website here