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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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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 were accredited with an "excellent standard" grading by Visit Scotland, Scotland's national tourist board. In addition we have were 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 and memorable shots of Edinburgh. If your camera has the ability to shoot in manual mode, James is confident that after this tour, you will never go back to any of the programmable modes ever again. James shows you how to take each photograph and reviews each shot and guarantees that each participant will take home stunning photographs 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, the first photography tour of its kind anywhere in the world. 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 £60 (with a maximum of 10 participants per tour) or a four hour private tour 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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James Christie's Edinburgh Photography Tour

My wife gave me a voucher for James Christie's Edinburgh Photography Tour as a Christmas Present. I have been interested in photography for many years and my recent tour around... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife gave me a voucher for James Christie's Edinburgh Photography Tour as a Christmas Present. I have been interested in photography for many years and my recent tour around Edinburgh with James photographing many interesting locations within walking distance around the City Centre, was a great experience. The Tour and good weather allowed me to take a great variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've done photography-based tours in the past, but this was by far the best. James genuinely wants the people who take his tour to have confidence with their camera in manual mode, plus he gives you an interesting history of the sights around the city. He will offer friendly critique for each picture you take, which can feel daunting, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

James Christie's photography tour of Edinburgh city centre exceeded my expectations. I had a wonderful day learning about my digital slr camera and how to use it in manual mode. As an Edinburgh native, this tour opened my eyes to things I'd never seen before and gave me a platform to develop photography skills. James was friendly and professional throughout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 4-5 hour walking tour while learning how to improve your photography skills. James is a great guide and teacher. After hearing about this tour, I detoured to Edinburgh during my UK trip just to attend, and it was one of the top highlights of the whole trip. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this trip to anyone who visits Edinburgh. This tour is 4-5 hours of walking through Edinburgh enjoying the sights and learning about the history of the city all while James teaches you how to more effectively use your camera. James is the ultimate professional/teacher ensuring that each participant gains the most from his photography expertise. My husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this tour today with friends and would really recommend it for anyone with a desire to learn how to use their camera properly. Not restricted to just DSLR users either which was great. James showed his expertise and spoke with ease about the use of different settings, taking time to review our shots and provide feedback. He shared his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on James' photography tour this morning and it was fantastic. James has a wealth of knowledge about the local area, historical facts and figures and knows all the places to take magical photographs of the city that tourists miss out on. He is extremely patient and a super teacher. I cannot believe that when I turned up this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

James Christie is a gifted man, not only for his photography, but for his ability to convey the complexities of operating a SLR camera in manual settings to laypeople. He exudes patience, kindness, and confidence for the duration of his tour, making you feel at ease and ready to learn. He generously shares his favourite photo spots around Edinburgh while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just did this tour earlier today and I thought it was absolutely fantastic! Not only is this a great way to learn about how to improve the quality of your photography, it's a great way to learn more about Edinburgh in the process. James is a great guide with a lot of history to share about the city. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I asked my son for a gift voucher for this tour for my birthday, to go with my brand new DSLR camera from my husband. Up till today I have been using it on automatic mode, with some tentative forays into manual (with mixed results). So my main objective was to get to know my camera a bit better, with... More 

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