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Taking Better Photos Tours

2225 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
865 446-0546
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Ranked #4 of 25 activities in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The day after our class we called Colleen about purchasing a sun shield. She met us at our resort and fixed our camera with the shield. This was going above the norm. Great customer care. Thanks, Colleen.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Regardless of the kind of camera you are using, including cell phone or ipad, this experience will help you take better photos. Techniques explained simply amidst the beautiful natural areas of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge make this learning experience fun for all ages. Jim is an easy going, experienced teacher who loves his craft and enjoys sharing his knowledge with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I took Jim's class last October. We enjoyed him and his class so much we are making regular trips back to Pigeon Forge to take additional classes. Jim is an excellent teacher on how to make the best picture regardless of your camera. You will have so much fun and will learn a lot at the same... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Took Jim's Shooting the Camera course in Dec 2013 at Tree Tops Resort. Enjoyed his class so much my husband and I decided to go with Jim on his Hidden Treasures Tour later that week. Completely enjoyed both. Jim is informative, knowledgeable, patient, and entertaining. He goes out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable and ensure everyone enjoys... More

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Wartburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had an informative class to taking better photos by getting out of the "Auto" mode but not necessarily using the manual mode. A yummy Lunch was included at an Italian Resturant. Then we took a 4 hour driving tour to some spots in the Smokies to try our hand at getting those "bettter photos". There was a lot of... More

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Mount Carmel, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have been on several of Jim Easton's tours and sat through his classes at least 5 times and always learn something new. I love the tours as Jim has so many interesting things to tell us about the area and the history of TN. Also I look through the lens of my camera in a much different perspective. I... More

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Louisville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

When you are able, please schedule another activity with Jim Easton. Every word of is response to your review is true. You will have a wonderful experience and leave with new knowledge and a light-hearted attitude. I take guests to experience this adventure and they have never been disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Jim has excellent knowledge of photography AND the Smokies. You get to benefit from both of these when you take a tour with him. He always has great coupons and specials going on, so it makes it affordable for families. He is excellent with homeschoolers of all ages, too! I LOVE the DVDs he sells, we have learned so much!

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife and I took the class and the field trip last year and had a great time. The class was informative, interesting and the speaker was interesting and funny. We had just bought a new camera and didn't know what all the buttons did. We learned it all in the class and since it was a small class had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I actually did the tour two and a half years ago and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mr.Jim was out of town so his friend dud it for him. I gave been doing photography for a long time but I still have a lot to learn. Just do it , you won't regret it. It's very informative and you couldn't ask... More

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