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Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited - Private Tours

Edinburgh EH1 3BJ , Scotland
+44 7795 337778
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Ranked #1 of 176 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lucky enough to have got on James Christie's photo trip friday 18th August. I can say right away that this was an awakening for me as far as the photography bit is concerned. Great input on compostion and the use of manual mode. As James would say himself "The penny har dropped for me" I have used his tips to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I recently did a photography tour with James, and it was great. I've done a couple of other photography tours, and James was definitely the most technical instructor I've had. He managed to teach us (a small group of 2) how to use our cameras in manual mode in a way that actually made sense to me!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I am not an arts kind of guy but my wife does and she booked our tour. I could spend at least an hour writing about how I thoroughly and completely enjoyed James' tour. But words and heck even pictures do the tour and the experience an injustice. It was awesome and educational. We were given plenty of information on... More

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Columbus, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We toured with James on August 2nd, 2014. We had the pest photography tour experience we have ever had. James was professional, and an extremely good teacher. He taught me how to shoot in manual mode in my DSLR and got through to me in a way that 2 professors at Ohio State and countless photography books had not. I... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had the opportunity to spend 2 separate sessions with James while in Edinburgh. One was private and the other was a small group experience. I was blown away at how knowledgeable James is about photograph and how he is able to make things so simple to understand. He is truly a gifted teacher, bet even more, an incredible person... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

James shares his knowledge and experience of how to achieve great photography. When you have finished his tour you will have the ability to take your photographic skills to the next level. He is witty and informative during the tour and encourages you to take a whole fresh look at the art of good photography. If you enjoy taking pictures... More

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

I went on this tour a couple months back and even as a resident of Edinburgh, I thoroughly the sites and snaps! I was an absolute beginner having been given the DSLR and tour as a gift and had never really taken any time to thoroughly read my camera manual so this tour was perfect for my needs. My particular... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had a fantastic day with James on my one to one lesson. I am not a novice but i am no expert either and i learned many new techniques and there was a couple of light bulb moments during the day. You can read as much as you like in books and mags but getting practise and one to one... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a great way to reacquaint myself with my home city! I booked this tour as I am an Edinburgh girl now living in Melbourne and I wanted some iconic shots of my home city. It certainly came up with the goods! James is passionate about both Edinburgh and photography and this tour provided the best of both. His tuition... More

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I thought long and hard about being the first three star review but i really can't place this any higher than average. For a 5 start photography tour I'd want a comprehensive list of items to bring other than just bring your camera. I happen to have a dslr and on the day of my walk I had a 70-200mm... More

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