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Address: Edinburgh EH1 3BJ , Scotland
Phone Number: +44 7795 337778
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Description: Established in 2010, Edinburgh Photography Tours is the number one ranked...
Established in 2010, Edinburgh Photography Tours is the number one ranked photography tour in Edinburgh, all of Scotland and the number one ranked photography tour in Europe. James Christie is a world renowned and internationally published, professional photographer and he will take you on a four hour walking / photography tour around all the major attractions in Edinburgh's vibrant and famous historic Old Town. Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited have recently been accredited with an "excellent standard" grading by Visit Scotland, Scotland's national tourist board. In addition we have just been awarded TripAdvisor's prestigious Certificate Of Excellence for the year 2014, our third year in a row winning this award. We are also ranked as number one of all tours in Edinburgh by USA today. James Christie has established himself as one of the leading photographic instructors in the world with plaudits from all over the globe. As a native of Edinburgh, James will provide an historical account of each attraction visited. His goal is to help you get the best from your camera (SLR, DSLR, Bridge, Compact, even your smart-phone) and show you how to compose professional, iconic shots of Edinburgh. If your camera has the ability to shoot in manual mode, James is confident that after four hours with him, you will never go back to any of the programmable modes ever again. James shows you how to take each photograph and guarantees that each participant will take home professional, iconic images of Edinburgh that can be displayed and enjoyed for many years to come. The tours are aimed at all levels of photographer, from absolute beginner to experienced professional. James does not use confusing jargon, preferring to explain things in a simple to understand manner. James is friendly, patient, polite and encouraging. Edinburgh Photography Tours were established in 2010 and have been operating successfully for four years. We work very hard to ensure our clients have a first class experience on our tours and we continue to strive for excellence every day. The tours start at 10am daily (Monday - Saturday) and last approximately 4 to 5 hours. The cost of the tour is £50 (with a maximum of 10 participants per tour) or a four hour One-To-One session can be booked for £400 (Please e-mail James for further details). Please note: Our Tours always go ahead whether we have one person booked or the maximum of ten people. Tours start in front of the National Monument on Calton Hill at the east end of Princes Street, access can be gained from Waterloo Place and you will always be tutored by James Christie.
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Opening one's eyes to photography

This was not just a photography tour around some iconic sites in central Edinburgh but an awakening of what is achievable through using some relatively basic procedures. James... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was not just a photography tour around some iconic sites in central Edinburgh but an awakening of what is achievable through using some relatively basic procedures. James also supplied our group with some valuable information on the history surrounding the subjects being photographed. He was a superb instructor with ample patience for those, like me, who needed a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

James is a fantastic tour guide and photography teacher. He was very personable and very informative throughout the tour; I finally feel confident shooting in manual mode! The length and pace of the tour are just right as well. Overall a great day in Edinburgh; I'd definitely recommend his tour!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have never been on a tour or seen a tour like this before. James is incredibly passionate about the city and helping you to become a better photographer. He is both knowledgable about the history of Edinburgh and extremely personable. By far one of the best days I spent on my trip to Scotland and absolutely the best money... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I applaud you James, since the tour I feel so much confidence now when using my camera. A big THANK YOU

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was, start to finish, such an amazing experience. James is such a vibrant and amazing person; his love for photography and his city really make this tour into an incredible adventure. I learned how to use my DLSR on manual instead of automatic, and I will never go back. I got to see parts of Edinburgh that I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Hi, I really cannot recommend this tour highly enough. I have lived in Edinburgh for over 30 years and have never appreciated my hometown as much as I do now after spending the day on James Christie's tour. The results are instant, the passion James has for helping others raise their photography to the next level is evident. So much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Brilliant tour from start to finish, James starts by helping everyone set up their camera's properly in manual mode, then explaining the essential settings required to get the best possible photographs while having full control over the settings. I learned more in four hours with James than I have in years from reading photography books and magazines! James is such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic tour by James whose passion for photography and a desire to pass on his skills and knowledge is second to none. James makes sure that by the end of the tour you feel at ease with your camera and feel confident to keep taking photos in manual mode.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

5 star⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Excellent day run in a friendly and professional way! James has spent a lot of time perfecting this tour and it shows, not only did he have me shooting pictures in manual in a confident mode but also making 5 hours fly by and learning loads about Edinburgh. This tour is an absolute must for anyone who has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

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