Portfolio Review 2000

Online image reviews with Mark Banks

Event info


Why not use this time of lockdown to have a professional photographer cast their eye over some of your images?

Others always see strengths and weaknesses in our images that we fail to see ourselves, not least because of emotional connection to our own work, and so a second opinion is almost always helpful. But having that feedback from a professional who is working with images all the time can be truly invaluable.

Mark Banks is a professional landscape photographer based in the North East of England. His passion for the subject comes from the love of travel and being outdoors in remote places.  Mark has been teaching landscape photography and post-processing for over 20 years and runs photography workshops around the UK and abroad. He also teaches for the Joe Cornish Gallery in North Yorkshire and the Royal Photographic Society.

There will be a number private one-to-one sessions available throughout the day lasting one hour each. Once you have booked a place you will be invited to send up to 15 of your processed landscape images to Mark who will review your images in advance of your appointment.  As an experienced tutor, Mark will be able to give advice on aspects such as composition, use of light, filters, and any strengths or weaknesses in your image, as well as any feedback on your post production if relevant.

During your review, which will be conducted by live two-way video link using Zoom, Mark will offer feedback on each of your images individually and, if appropriate, collectively as a body of work.

Participants should note that some images will, inevitably, demand more discussion than others and there is no guarantee that all of your images will be considered during the session. In all probability between 8 and 12 images will be covered.

Following your review, Mark will send you a video recording of the session so that you may refer back to it later.

Participants should also note that these reviews are not intended as alternatives to formal distinctions advice available through the RPS and Mark will not give advice in this regard.

To take part in a review you will need:
• a computer with webcam and microphone
• a reasonable internet connection
• to download and install the Zoom application on your computer. You will not need a Zoom subscription.

A link to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you a day or two in advance of your appointment.

When booking you should book one paid ticket appropriate to your RPS membership status and one free ticket to indicate your choice of appointment time.  Please do not book more than one appointment time as this will prevent others from making bookings.

Event timings are stated in UK time.


Your data

Please note: your personal data (name, email address and telephone number) that you supply when booking an event will be passed to the event / workshop leader in order to enable them to:

  • contact you in advance of the event to remind you or notify you of joining instructions (or changes thereto) etc.
  • contact you at short notice before or during an event in case of any emergency or last-minute changes (eg because of weather).

By booking this event you are deemed to consent to this transfer of your data.


Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Cancellation policy

Cancellation by You

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be postponed or cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control. If an event is postponed we will transfer your booking to the rearranged event, with the option of a refund if the rescheduled date is not suitable for you.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.



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