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Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited - Private Tours

Edinburgh EH1 3BJ , Scotland
+44 7795 337778
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Ranked #1 of 187 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: James Christie, world renowned and internationally published, professional photographer will take you on a four hour walking tour around the major... more » Owner description: James Christie, world renowned and internationally published, professional photographer will take you on a four hour walking tour around the major attractions in Edinburgh's vibrant Old Town. 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 and show you how to compose professional shots. 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 looking images 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, polite and encouraging. The tours start at 10am daily (Monday - Saturday) and last approximately 4 hours. Edinburgh Photography Tours were established in 2010 and have been operating successfully for four years. As with all great ideas, you will always find less creative people try to imitate a successful company. Please do not confuse our company with cheap imitations. 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. « less
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West Calder, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I attended studio portrait workshop with James at the weekend. This was a great day and james shared his expert knowledge on how to set up a studio, how to use lights, settings for your camera and we practiced hi key and low key photography. As always, James made this fun, interesting and educational - sharing his years of experience.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have attended both the tour and a portraiture workshop with James. Both were thoroughly enjoyable and excellent value for money. James is friendly and knows his stuff. He takes the time to share his knowledge whilst doing it in an exciting and comfortable setting. Highly recommended x

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took part in one of James's photographic workshops on studio photography. It was, as I've come to expect from him, an enjoyable, educative, informed and humorous experience. Another 'not to be missed' opportunity to improve your photographic skills. Highly recommended.

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Darien, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Booked the 4 hour photo tour with James to kick off our 10 days in Scotland. What a way to kick off the trip!! James was an excellent host and the overall mix of photography tips, history and walking was a nice balance. We learned a lot about Scottish history and the city of Edinburgh. Most of all, the tips... More

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CA, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Thank you so much James for a wonderful experience. I was a bit apprehensive initially as I already knew how to use my camera on manual and had been shooting with DSLR on manual for a while, but I soon realized that James had a lot to teach me! From composition to what equipment I needed or didn't need to... More

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

James combines his knowledge of Edinburgh and his deep interest and experience in photography to make this tour interesting, fun and a great value. I highly recommend it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great tour, James is very personable. Would highly recommend - I thought I knew a bit about photography before but James showed how you can take good photos to great, magazine-quality prints. I wrote down the settings he recommended and can't wait to practice them more!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

As someone learning about photography, and living in Edinburgh, this tour attracted my attention. All the great reviews are spot on!! James does make the very technical and often difficult to explain topic of photography sound simple, and with humour. He used great examples and was very keen to share his knowledge. I thought i knew a fair bit about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a great morning with James. He was very informative about photography and an entertaining guide as well. My husband got great tips about the camera settings. And he is not afraid of going to manual mode any more. And I never imagined my iPhone could take such great pictures. I would highly recommend this tour to locals as... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a neat way to see the city. I've taken several photography classes so this was a great refresher and James is very knowledgable. Our original tour date it was pouring rain and foggy, so James was kind enough to reschedule for the next day. Only I could attend and not my partner, so he gave her a refund... More

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