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!
Summer colour is at its most vibrant at this time of year with colourful heather, summer flowers and yellow gorse decorating the countryside. This location on the edge of the North York Moors offers fine views over the Cleveland Plain where you will be shooting big vistas over to Roseberry Topping, Captain Cook’s monument and the Cleveland Hills.
Professional tutor Mark Banks will be on hand throughout the day providing tuition on composition as well as demonstrating the correct use of graduated filters. This will also be the ideal location for sunset if there is one.
This workshop is not suitable for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Access to the best viewpoints is via a steep and long incline, which we will walk up slowly. However, this may not suit those in poor health or with heart problems - please contact Mark first for further advice if you’re not sure.
There are plenty of picnic tables at the car park, so please bring a drink and packed lunch to last for the whole day. At some point, we will drive the short distance to Great Ayton to use the toilets.
Suitable walking footwear is essential and clothing to suit the forecast is also required. Even in summer, it can get quite chilly as the sun goes down, so please pack a coat, too. Suntan lotion and a hat may also be required on hot days - and an umbrella for rainy days.
We will meet at Dykes Lane car park at 11 am where there is plenty of parking available (Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/cvCu881Mf1T75hBU9). 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 opportunities for participants to make images which may include anything from purple heather to the Iconic nearby landmarks of Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook's Monument.
Full joining instructions will be sent prior to this workshop
Please bring a packed lunch and drink. Outdoor clothing suitable for this time of year, comfortable footwear, umbrella (can also be useful for creating shade) and any medication necessary. The workshop will aim to finish just after sunset if there is one.
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."
“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.”