CREDIT: Mark Banks Photography

Understanding Black & White Photography

Event info

Please note that due to COVID-19, restrictions are in place for this event.

Event Description

Black and White Photography is a great way of expressing atmosphere and drama. It also instantly feels artistic due to having colour stripped away from it. But what makes a good black and white photograph and how easy is it to interpret colour into shades of grey when we naturally see in colour? 

Join professional landscape photographer, Mark Banks, at this thrilling location to find out the answers to these and other questions.

Venue Information

Meet at Cat Nab Car Park at the bottom of Saltburn Bank (Google Maps: Please Note that parking charges apply and are not included in the price of this event.

There are numerous cafe’s near to the pier for refreshments and lunch. However, these can be busy at this time of year so you may wish to bring a packed lunch in order to maximise photography time.

There is a public toilet at the car-park.

This workshop is suitable for wheelchair users. Please contact Mark in advance if this is the case, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Clothing & Medication

Please wear clothing suitable for shooting at this time of year on the coast. It can be chilly even in June! Wellington boots can be useful along with an umbrella if it looks like it may rain. Jeans are not recommended!

Mark is a trained first-aider but is not allowed to administer medicine. Therefore, please bring with you all necessary medication including inhalers, epi-pens and any other medications you rely on. 


Photography Equipment

Here is a list of equipment you should aim to bring with you…


Charged camera batteries


Selection of lenses (Anything from 24-200mm will be fine).

6 and/or 10 stop filters and filter holder (all optional)

Max No of Participants



Event Organiser

John Devlin


Venue Information

Public Toilet

Car Parking

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 cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control.

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.


Saltburn, North Yorkshire

Cat Nab Car Park


TS12 1NY