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Whitby, Yorkshire Coast


30th Nov - 6th Dec 2020


£1,590.00 / £190
(All Inclusive)

Max Group Size


What's included?

  • 5 full days tuition by Mark Banks
  • You will be tutored in all aspects of camera craft, and in dealing with night-time photography
  • Advance your technique, sense of composition and understanding of light
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Meal
  • Portfolio review
  • Be tutored in subtle post-production techniques using Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Transport to photographic locations for the duration of the workshop

What's excluded?

Transport to the workshop accommodation venue
Travel insurance

Exertion level




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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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Whitby Night and Day Photography Workshop

Yorkshire Coast: Night & Day

30th November - 6th December 2020


Whitby is a gem of a seaside town nestled around a small harbour at the mouth of the River Esk on the North Yorkshire coast. With its sweeping piers, Victorian architecture, Benedictine Abbey and cobbled side-streets, Whitby has attracted artists and photographers from around the world for over a hundred years! Due to its amazing Goth weekends held twice a year and one of the locations of the famous book, Dracula (where the vampire turns into a wolf, flees a capsized ship and scrambles up the cliffs towards the Abbey), Whitby has built a lovable reputation with a more sinister, dark side.


This workshop will be based at The Royal Hotel situated in the very heart of Whitby - just a stones-throw away from the sea-front and piers. After breakfast, a typical day will see us heading out to either of Whitby's piers for sunrise or take a small 5-minute journey along the coast towards Saltwick Bay or Sandsend.  There will be plenty of photographic opportunities each day where we may explore further afield to Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes and Mark will be on hand with tuition throughout the day. After an early evening meal, we will head back out into the dark streets and alleyways of Whitby where Mark will once again be on hand to explain how to make stunning sinister-looking night-time images amongst the dark side-streets and alleyways - a lot of them lit by imitation Victorian-style gas-lamps for a more authentic effect! During the workshop, there will be plenty of time for processing your images using Mark’s laptop or your own where he will explain exactly how to get the very best out of your images using Adobe Lightroom Classic software.

Yorkshire Coast by Day

Whitby by day
Whitby by day
Whitby by day
Whitby by day
Whitby by day

In order to get the maximum 5 days out of this workshop, you will arrive the early evening of Monday 30th November prior to the start of the workshop on Tuesday 1st December and you will leave on Sunday 6th December (overnight stays for these days are included in the price).  

As this workshop is limited to just 4 participants there will be plenty of time for one-to-one tuition and to discuss photography at whatever level you are - beginner or experienced amateur.

The workshop will officially close on the evening of Saturday with a de-brief of your experience over celebratory drinks. Participants will check out on Sunday 6th after breakfast.

Whitby by Night

Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night
Whitby at night

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
  • Head torch for shooting at night

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
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Walking wellingtons and/or boots
  • Umbrella
  • Head-Torch (very necessary)

Fitness Level - Easy | Moderate | Challenging

A moderate level of fitness is required for this workshop due to Whitby being steep in some areas - but all locations have been carefully selected for their stunning views, safety, convenience and ease of access.

Getting there

By Road

There is a good road network to Whitby.

By Rail

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

By Plane

The nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley. If you are planning to arrive by air please contact Mark first to discuss travel arrangements as Durham Tees Valley airport is still some distance away from Whitby.