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Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited - Private Tours

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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 2015, our fourth 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 - Sunday) 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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Informative and enjoyable day.

My husband went on this tour. He came back enthused by James's knowledge and insight. He had seen Edinburgh sights that he didn't know about and picked up more photography tips... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My husband went on this tour. He came back enthused by James's knowledge and insight. He had seen Edinburgh sights that he didn't know about and picked up more photography tips. He also learnt lots of new information about the city. Very good value for money.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I recently participated in this highly praised photography tour in Edinburgh. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and that James re-awakened my interest in photography. I bought and read several books about digital photography and even attended evening school to improve my skills (I bailed out after just three lessons because I didn't like the all technical approach)... More 

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I started off our 10 day trip to Scotland with James. We landed off the red-eye and met him at 10am for his photog tour at the top of Calton Hill. I can't recommend it enough - worth every penny. Not only did we see the sight and hear stories about the city - but we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

james is nice .. knowledgeable .. and will show you the places .. that you would not see otherwise .. the fact that he is an excellent photographer and an even better teacher is a bonus .. but be prepared to walk quite a bit .. generally he does not even give bio breaks .. leave alone coffee breaks ..... More 

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James C, Owner at Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hello Pravan, Many thanks for your excellent 5 star review, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour so much. We would like to point out that there is a comfort break approximately half-way through every tour we do. We wouldn't like people to think that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was a great photo tour of Edinburgh. James was extremely knowledgable about photography and Edinburgh. I learned a lot and got some great shots. This is one of the best tours I have ever taken.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is by far the best tour in Edinburgh and certainly the most useful tour I've ever been on. James is a photographer with many years of experience. I was figuring the tour would be mostly centered around how to take good photos, but James also knew all the historical details about the locations we visited. I would equate this... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

the instruction sent out before the tour was highly detailed and very informative. James listed what you need to bring, where the tour starting and ending point, time frame and all other miscellanies information. simply following his instruction then you will be good to go. I had some questions regarding my train right after the tour and he was able... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

James was an excellent guide, story teller and photography mentor. His four hour plus tour of old Edinburgh met all of our expectations and then some. He lead us to iconic places but helped us with unusual, out of the ordinary perspectives of them. The result was good photography and surprises along the way. Janet and Tom from the June... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

James is obviously very passionate about his photography. Very professional, no matter what camera you turn up with he seems to be knowledgeable on it. His storytelling is both interesting and amusing. I was embarrassed to say some of the places he took us I had never been and have stayed in surrounding Edinburgh all my life. I would recommend... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This tour and photography lesson was absolutely fantastic! I learned so much about how to take better photos, that I wish I would have learned these tips 5 years ago when I bought my camera. I agree with the other reviewers that after today, I will no longer have my camera in anything but manual mode. James is a wonderful... More 

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Address: Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 7795 337778
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh

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