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"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


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.”

~ Mr R Fosler, Massachusetts, USA


"I just wanted to thank you once again for the Robin Hood’s Bay course last week. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but more than that I left with a far greater confidence in my compositional abilities, and a decent basic knowledge of Lightroom. The location, accommodation and organisation were first-rate, and your maxim of always considering the composition and only later considering whether you could pull it off resounded."

~ Mr N Farrimond, London


The day actually relighted my interest in going out locally.

~ Mr M Taylor, Leeds


Mark not only has an extensive knowledge of photography and Lightroom and a keen eye for making a good picture, he also has the essential skill of all good trainers - the ability to match himself to his client and their way of working and learning. He has combed out the tangles of my (self-taught) Lightroom set-up, shown me how to use the tools properly and effectively, and got me excited about making the most of my pictures. I wish I had known about his tutorials when I first started out!

~ Mrs Carol C, York

Joe Cornish Galleries Training

Autumn Colours at Thorp Perrow Arboretum led by Mark Banks

8th November 2018

Course tutor, Mark Banks.

Price: £200 (Includes admission to Thorp Perrow Arboretum)

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Autumn offers the most diverse and rich colour palette of any season, which is why it's the most popular and exciting time in most landscape photographers' calendar. However, making sense of a woodland landscape and doing it justice in a photograph can be challenging indeed, which is why we have the just the workshop for you! 

Thorp Perrow Workshop MB

After an initial welcome and introductory talk at the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton, Mark will transport all participants to the stunning setting of Thorp Perrow Arboretum just 20 minutes away. From there he will offer tuition, advice, tips and tricks on all aspects of creating a beautiful autumn woodland image including...

  • Achieving a balanced woodland landscape
  • Looking at abstracts of the landscape 
  • Considering lines, shapes and movement within an image
  • Intentional Camera Movement 
  • Macro (close-up) photography

This workshop is for a maximum of 4 people. Participants must have a basic understanding of aperture and shutter settings along with using their camera in manual mode. All participants must bring their camera, fully charged battery or two and a suitable tripod. 

If you are booking a workshop for someone else, please let us know the details of the person you are booking for.

Who should attend and what should I bring?

This workshop is intended for photographers who wish to further their creative woodland landscape photography skills. Participants will be expected to bring all necessary equipment for such a workshop including tripod, charged batteries and any other camera equipment they wish to bring, and of course water-proof clothing and suitable footwear.


09:30 Meet at the Joe Cornish Gallery for coffee/tea

10:00 Welcome talk by Mark Banks

10:30 Travel to Thorp Perrow to try out techniques discussed in the welcome talk

12:30 Lunch (not provided - there is a cafe at Thorp, which we like to support)

13:00 More practical tuition from Mark

17:00 Return to the Joe Cornish Gallery

Please note that all times are approximate and that the finish time will be weather dependent.

Whats Included

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • transport to Thorp Perrow Arboretum
  • Admission Fee to Thorp Perrow Arboretum
  • Tuition from Mark Banks throughout the day.

Whats Excluded

Insurance, lunch.

Further Information

If you need any further information or help with a booking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Northallerton Gallery.