Photography at Brimham Rocks

With its changing scenery throughout the seasons Brimham has been a source of inspiration for photographers through decades. Whether you’re looking to improve your photography skills or are an experienced camera user there are lots or opportunities to hone your skills at Brimham.

Going Digital landscape photography workshops 7 July and 8 September

Brimham Rocks is an ideal venue for landscape workshops with many inspirational photographic opportunities. With your tutor Pandora Maud you’ll learn all about composition, exposure and using polarising and graduated filters to create more dramatic landscape photography. Filters are provided for you to use on the day. A tripod is available to borrow if required but please let the organiser know when making your booking. This workshop runs from 10am until 4pm.

In the workshop you will cover:

  • How to photograph landscapes, landmarks and buildings
  • How light affects your shots and how to take correctly exposed shots
  • How to use graduated and polarising filters for better skies
  • How the right composition can transform your photographs
  • Useful information for landscape photographers at home and abroad

The day will start in the classroom at Brimham visitor centre with a briefing to make sure that you know how to set up your camera, before venturing out. Pandora will take you to the best vantage points at Brimham to capture stunning images, and be on hand to answer your questions and discuss your images with you throughout the day.  At the end of the day you'll return to the classroom to review and discuss your images as a group.

The workshops are £80 per person. To book your place call 07802 454637. 

A shot of Brimham landscape.
Landscape shot at Brimham with people climbing on rocks.
A shot of Brimham landscape.

Brimham photography group


Brimham photography group are a collection of like-minded photography volunteers and enthusiast who come together regularly to capture different aspects of Brimham through the seasons. They have put on exhibitions, have their photos displayed on the Brimham Rocks website, generally enjoy sharing their snaps of Brimham and always have a project or two to keep them busy through the year.
Brimham photography group meets monthly, usually on the third Monday of the month. If you’d like to come along and see if being a photography volunteer at Brimham is for you please call the office on 01423 780688 to confirm the date and time of the next meeting.

Brimham photography group taking seasonal shots.
Brimham Photographic Society November meeting, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire.
Brimham photography group taking seasonal shots.

Commercial photography

If you wish to carry out any commercial filming or photo shoots on National Trust land at Brimham Rocks you must contact National Trust’s Filming and Locations Office in advance: www.nationaltrustimages.org.uk/filminglocations
They will then advise if you need to pay a fee and sign a contract.

For wedding, engagement and portrait photoshoots please contact Brimham office on 01423 780688 or email brimhamrocks@nationaltrust.org.uk to make a booking and fill out the required paperwork.