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Whitby, Yorkshire Coast


1st - 5th July 2019



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What's included?

  • 4 full days tuition by Joe Cornish & Mark Banks
  • 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
  • 4 nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation
  • Portfolio review
  • Be tutored in subtle post-production techniques using Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Transport to photographic locations for the duration of the workshop
  • All meals for the duration of the workshop including Breakfast and Evening Meal

What's excluded?

Transport to the workshop accommodation venue
Travel insurance
Drinks from the bar

Exertion level

Moderate to (infrequently) Strenuous



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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.”

~ Richard F, Massachusetts, USA


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Yorkshire Coast Landscape Photography Workshop with Mark Banks and Joe Cornish

Yorkshire Coast
(Joe Cornish & Mark Banks)

1st - 5th July 2019

Yorkshire is blessed with the most wonderful coastline from Victorian piers to dramatic cliffs and ship-wrecks - it's got the lot! Places we are likely to visit are Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and Sandsend. depending on the forecast, we may also spend some time at the wonderful location of Falling Foss in the forest of Littlebeck just 15 minutes inland with its dramatic waterfall, beech woodland and photogenic packhorse bridge.

Joe and Mark will also offer an opportunity for you to take part in a Portfolio Review session where you may bring along some of your own images for constructive comment and critique. On evenings (or if the weather is too inclement), participants may also bring along their laptop computers for advice on post-production tips and techniques, using Adobe Lightroom Classic software.


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Yorkshire Coast
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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.


  • Appropriate outdoor clothing to meet predicted weather
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Walking wellingtons and/or boots
  • Umbrella

Fitness Level - Easy | ModerateChallenging

moderate level of fitness is required for most of this workshop - although Saltwick Bay is likely to be one of the locations we visit on this workshop. There is a clearly defined footpath down to the shoreline but it is rather a steep climb back up, which we would put into the category of Challenging.


Workshop starts at 2 pm on Monday 1st July and ends lunchtime on Friday 5th July.

What’s included?

  • Practical tuition throughout the entire workshop
  • Post-production help and advice using Lightroom Classic
  • Transport to all locations each day
  • Accommodation
  • All meals

What’s excluded?

Drinks from the bar

Getting there

By Road

There is a good road network to Whitby. Use 

By Rail

The nearest train station is in Whitby. Check train times now at

By Air

The nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford - please check flight details online prior to booking.