Castles and Causeways: a day on Holy Island - FULLY BOOKED

26 April 2019

10:30 - 18:30

Holy Island, Northumberland
The Barn at Beal (coffee shop)
United Kingdom
TS15 2PB


Group Member£28.00 
RPS Member£58.00 
Non RPS Member£72.00 
Information pack (PDF, 67.4 KB) →

Images (c) Mark Banks


The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is steeped in history which is recorded as far back as the 6th Century AD. Its main attraction is Lindisfarne Castle prominently perched on the highest point of the Island and makes a fabulous backdrop to the many boats and fishing equipment nestled within the small harbour and shoreline. Nearby is the ruined Lindisfarne Priory now managed by the National Trust and made famous by St. Cuthbert - a monk regarded as the patron saint of Northern England.

This workshop date has been carefully selected to coincide with the safe causeway crossing onto the Island. Professional landscape photographer, Mark Banks will be your tutor for the day offering sound photographic advice and tips and tricks on taking coastal landscape images, including... 

  • Achieving balanced seascape images using graduated filters
  • How to make great abstract images 
  • Considering lines, shapes and movement within an image
  • Intentional Camera Movement 
  • Successful black and white images

Mark calls this an 'Easy' workshop as there are no steep inclines on the island (unless you wish to visit the castle). Most paths and walkways are paved or grassed. A short and flat 15-minute walk is necessary from the car park to the harbour where we will be based for most of the day. This workshop would also suit those who rely on wheelchairs or disability scooters for mobility. There is a disabled car-park and public toilets very close to the harbour for more convenient access. Please contact Mark if you require any further details about mobility. 

You are welcome to bring a packed lunch and drinks although there are also plenty of cafes on the island serving hot and cold food and drinks. 

Please bring / wear:

  • Warm, waterproof outdoor clothing with plenty of layers
  • comfortable footwear (wellington boots would be advisable if you wish to walk on the beach)
  • umbrella
  • camera equipment
  • tripod
  • graduated filters (1, 2 & 3 stop hard graduated filters) would all be very useful. 

This will be a Group C event for up to six people.

Parking charges apply at Holy Island’s car-park. 


Mark Reeves
Email the event organiser

Region: NorthernGroup(s): Landscape