Muker, Swaledale


5th June 2020 - FULLY BOOKED
8th June 2020 - NEW DATE ADDED!


(Landscape) Group member: £60

RPS Member: £70

Non-RPS member: £94

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Book via the RPS website here. 

What's included?

Approx 7-8 hours of tuition by Mark

What's excluded?

Transport to/from Whitby
Travel insurance

Exertion level

Easy to Moderate - Mainly relatively flat but some undulations and a small climb to a meadow on the opposite side of the river.


Sadly, this workshop is unsuitable for wheelchair users due to very narrow styles between each meadow.



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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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Swaledale Wildflower Meadows Workshop with Mark Banks for the Royal Photographic Society

Swaledale Wildflower Meadows
(Royal Photographic Society)

5th June 2020 - FULLY BOOKED
8th June 2020 - 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!

The late, great Alfred Wainwright (fell walker and author) said Swaledale was the finest of all Dales and in early June each year its many meadows are covered in a carpet of lush and colourful wildflowers. The quaint village of Muker is the epicentre of this activity and where we shall meet for a full day of wildflower photography. Professional photographer Mark Banks will be on hand throughout the day to give practical advice, tips and tricks.

It is recommended that participants bring a macro lens and although it’s totally optional, a Wimberley Plamp can be a very useful piece of equipment, too (holds flowers steady in a breeze).

Due to tight stiles, this workshop is unsuitable for wheelchair users. The meadows are accessible via a small 5-minute walk to the rear of the village up a small but steep incline of around 50 yards. The meadows are relatively flat and easy to walk on so may be suitable for those with limited mobility.

You may bring a packed lunch and drink or choose to use the cafe or pub in Muker for lunch.

Please bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the predicted weather forecast and any medication necessary. An umbrella would also be useful for shading flowers when in direct sunlight. Suntan lotion and a hat would also be advisable if the weather looks good.

Please bring your camera, a choice of favourite lenses including a macro lens, charged batteries, memory card and a tripod will all be necessary. A Wimberley Plamp is a very useful tool for macro photography but not compulsory (Mark will bring his with him but only has one, so if you can purchase or borrow one that would be ideal).

There is a lot of free roadside parking available in Muker but it can be quite busy at this time of year. There is also a small car park but parking charges apply, so please bring some change with you.

Swaledale wildflower meadows
Swaledale wildflower meadows
Swaledale wildflower meadows
Swaledale wildflower meadows
Swaledale wildflower meadows
Swaledale wildflower meadows
Swaledale wildflower meadows
Swaledale wildflower meadows