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Address: 2225 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone Number: 865 446-0546
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Description: "Taking Better Photos" teaches beginner and advanced photography classes...
"Taking Better Photos" teaches beginner and advanced photography classes at the major resorts. We also provide driving and walking tours so our students and their families can practice what they learn and enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Finally, you can sign up for our free monthly newsletter or give us a call to help you with your Wedding or Vacation planning. Read more about us on Facebook
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Historical, Educational and Fun

I really enjoyed this tour with Jim. The class started at Corinos restaurant and was very informative. Then we had lunch and it was delicious. Tremendous portions. Then we went on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Davenport, Florida
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Davenport, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I really enjoyed this tour with Jim. The class started at Corinos restaurant and was very informative. Then we had lunch and it was delicious. Tremendous portions. Then we went on the tour and Jim is very knowledgeable about the area. I learned so much about taking pictures and using a camera. The other people on the tour were fun... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Some of my family members and I took this class while in Pigeon Forge for a family reunion and it was well worth the time! I learned many simple "tricks" for taking better pictures with my phone, and also learned a lot of interesting history of the area. The fact that it included lunch (which was delicious!) is a bonus.... More 

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Jim was great. This is an excellent small group setting. When we mentioned this to our 13 and 11 year old sons, they rolled their eyes. However, after the tour, they commented how much fun they had. Since we home school, we went ahead and bought all of the DVD's pertaining to photography. We also decided to buy an early... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Jim did an excellent job presenting the basics of picture taking and camera features. He was entertaining in his presentation with great use of visuals. The lunch was very good and the tour was great as we put to use the techniques he had shown us. Overall I would say it was one of the best things we did while... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband sought out a fun outing to do together on our family vacation and found it here! We enjoyed learning more about our camera and how to take better photos in this great basic class. We loved Jim's humor and ability to teach in a way that met anyone and everyone's needs. Make sure you plan ahead so that... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

The class was excellent. We learned a lot about our cameras. And then we got to have a good lunch at Carino's followed by an excellent guided tour of Cades Cove. We got much education about the area and got to practice using our different camera settings we have learned. We would do another of his tours in the future.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First, let me say that if you have an android phone that you use regularly as a camera download the "A better camera" app. The tour begins with an hour of classroom instruction on basic photography and Jim, the tour leader, is an excellent teacher. He is a retired preacher and it shows in his patience, ability to teach and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Logical, hands on approach to simply learn basic camera functions and photo techniques. Invaluable! Do it!

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Kodak, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the photography class by Colleen on Tuesday night! She is a great speaker and teacher! I learned a lot about my camera settings and how to take better pictures! Highly recommend to others! Thank you for the awesome and fun learning experience!

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife and I spent last week in Tennessee near the Smokies and signed up for a beginner photo class and tour combination with Taking Better Photos Tours. We expected some generic class and hoped to pick up a tip or two. What we got was a very professional presentation with more information than I dreamed possible. The deal also... More 

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Address: 2225 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone Number: 865 446-0546
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge

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