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Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited - Private Tours

Address: Edinburgh EH1 3BJ , Scotland
Phone Number: +44 7795 337778
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Ranked #1 of 278 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Established in 2010, Edinburgh Photography Tours is the number one ranked tour in Edinburgh, all of...
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Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Established in 2010, Edinburgh Photography Tours is the number one ranked 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The tour with James merits my first review on tripadvisor. I had signed up and was lucky enough to be the only person that day. The forecast that Friday was for snow but we ended up getting some cracking weather (cold and clear). Being a local to Edinburgh for almost five years now, James was able to share a lot... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The tour with James was wonderful. He is a great tour guide as well as an exceptional photography coach. The tour was informative, well planned and good value for money. James managed the varying skills and equipment of the participants really well. I know that I came out got he tour taking better photos, and learnt a lot about beautiful... More 

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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Have done both a daytime and sunset/ night workshop with James. His tours are far better then others I have been on. His teaching style is relaxed with plenty of advice offered when required and tailored to the individual. Knowlegable on the history and the landmarks around edinburgh along with the photography being practiced. My camera has never been back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I did the group night photography tour of the Edinburgh Christmas market with James. There were around 10 people in the group, none of whom I knew, but seemed to be varying skill levels. I am a relative beginner and thoroughly enjoyed the shoot, and there was also plenty of useful information for the more advanced photographers. James made time... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

One word sums this up "exceptional". This is my third workshop / tour with James and I can't recommend him highly enough. Should you be from Edinburgh or visiting then this should be top of your list for things to do. Thanks James

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

I have been out a number of times with James Christie on various tours, he is by far one of the best teachers I know in photography. His knowledge his vast, while being very approachable and friendly. I would highly recommend any of his tours whether you are a complete novice or intermediate photographer. Once again Thankyou for another suberb... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I was given this as a present. James took the most amazing photos, making sure he got the best light possible. He has the most fantastic "eye" for catching the skyline, the clouds, the lnatural light. I had the best time ever and never felt that I was posing. He made it so much fun! I can't encourage anyone enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is now my 3rd shoot with James and it was excellent as usual, James took us on a tour of Edinburgh's winter markets and with his guidance we all produced some brilliant shots. Even though the weather got the better of us, James was very professional and agreed to meet on another night that suited, where I was then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked on this tour and shared one camera between us, which was no problem. We had just bought a bridge camera for a trip to Brazil and we wanted to learn more about how to use it correctly prior to the holiday. James was really helpful and it wasn't an issue at all that we didn't... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Another excellent session with James who was running a night workshop during the Edinburgh Christmas Markets. As always, James had created an itinerary which covered multiple locations and loads of different techniques to cater for the different situations and changing light. I have been on other tours with James and he is always very generous with his time and experience.... More 

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