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Taking Better Photos Tours

2225 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
865 446-0546
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Ranked #3 of 24 activities in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: "Taking Better Photos" teaches beginner and advanced photography classes at the major resorts. We also provide driving and walking tours so our... more » Owner description: "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 « less
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Vienna, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I took a class while at Westgate Resort, It was the best class I ever took, I always told my husband I wish I could take a class and then have them make sure I know what I'm doing !!!! Well that just what happened, after class we went on a field trip and put things into action, very satisfied.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and I had such a wonderful time with Jim Eastin as we learned more about our cameras. The meal before the tour was delicious and it was nice to meet people from all over. The tour was great; listening to a CD about the Smoky Mountains and then stopping to take photos. It was helpful to have Jim... More

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Helen, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I took Jim Eastin's photo class and day tour during my trip to Pigeon Forge, TN. I have never had a better experience from someone so knowledgeable about the area and is willing to answer questions and help me out with my camera. He meets you where you are even though he is very professional and makes you comfortable to... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The class and photography tour in the Smokies was the highlight of my trip to Gatlinburg. Jim Eastin is knowledgeable and organized. He makes the principles easy to understand and remember.

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Powell, Tennessee
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29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We were very impressed with this local business. Recommend it whole-heartedly! Learned so much more about the area and we have lived here all our life. Took us on his "Hidden Treasures" tour and although the temps were very low, we were still able to enjoy our day. We bought the CDs and enjoyed the tour along River Road. Mr.... More

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Petoskey MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Jim is a great instructor. We first went to the free class. Bought all his DVDs. Went on the tour. Wonderful experience even if you were not learning how to use your camera. Even with variance in cameras, he can readily help you with yours. He is a Christian and wouldn't make a non-Christian feel threatened yet makes a Christian... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Jim was extremely gracious with the sharing of his time and valuable knowledge. He is the kind of person who will go above and beyond to make certain that everything is just perfect in every regard. I've been coming to the Smokies for 13 years and was very skeptical that his Hidden Treasures tour really would show/teach me anything I... More

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The class was informative and fun, and Jim knows how to treat the subject matter with enthusiasm. I gained a lot of information from the lessons learned (my wife wasn't initially thrilled to be attending, but ended up having great time). If you are looking for an advanced photo seminar (with a lot of technical jargon) this isn't for you.... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Taking Better Photos Tours 2225 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN Jim Eastin came by our resort here in Gatlinburg TN on Monday 12/16/13 and gave a “free” course on “Taking Better Photos” with your camera or camera phone. It lasted just over an hour and covered basics about what your camera sees (it sees LIGHT) and how to make better use... More

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Clinton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I really enjoyed myself at Westgate Resort this week they had photographer Jim Eastin. He was really great I learned quite a lot from him about how to take better pictures. I wanted to take another class with him but we were pressed for time and did not get to take another. This man of God knows his stuff it... More

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