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James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours

Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, Scotland
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Edinburgh through a photographers eyes

My wife and I were on James' photography walking tour today. I had always wanted to do a... read more

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Manual made easy

I enjoyed this tour/day course today and highly recommend it. A great way to learn about the city... read more

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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 10 am daily (Monday - Sunday) and last approximately 4 to 5 hours.The cost of the tour is £75 (with a maximum of 10 participants per tour) or a four-hour private tour can be booked for £500 (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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Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I were on James' photography walking tour today. I had always wanted to do a photographers tour while my wife was more interested in the sights than photography. James did a wonderful job of demonstrating to us why to use your camera...More

1  Thank Grizskier
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Peter and Judith, You guys were amazing today! Thank you so much for such a wonderful 5 star review for Edinburgh Photography Tours! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave this review! Both of you have a great eye (probably because of your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed this tour/day course today and highly recommend it. A great way to learn about the city while learning to work with my new camera using the manual mode. A very nice day even though it was rainy.More

1  Thank debbiesar
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Debbie, I'm so happy that you got so much from the tour today! Sorry about the rain for the first half of the tour, sadly that is beyond my control - but it brightened up for the second half of the tour. Glad you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the Booking to the handshake at the end, James was totally professional, helpful and knowledgeable, he really knows his stuff, and I've managed to get some great pictures that i'd not have managed too on my own, and learned so much more about Edinburgh,...More

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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Eamonn, Thank you for your very kind words and your fantastic five star review of Edinburgh Photography Tours. I am very pleased that you got so much from the tour - not just the photographic aspects, but also the historical content. Thank you! James

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just did a private walking tour of Edinburgh with James Christie, and came away very impressed. We had three photographers in our group, with varying levels of expertise. We all left the tour learning some new things. James starts with the basics and explains...More

1  Thank M G
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Brigid, It was a pleasure and an honour to take you, your husband Fernando and your three daughters Isabel, Cecillia and Sabrina on a private photography tour of my home city. I am super happy that you all enjoyed the tour and I think...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent walk with the the knowledgable and jovial Mr. James who not only teaches one the fundamentals of photography but also gives a sense of some of the history of Edinburgh. He makes it a point to talk about and then demonstrate each shot...More

2  Thank 637akshayh
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Akshay, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Edinburgh Photography Tours. I am so happy that you and Swati enjoyed today's tour. You were both very attentive and I think you both gained a lot from the tour. I hope you enjoy...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

The tour was an amazing blend of Edinburgh history, local stories and a wealth of practical information about photography. I am so much more confident in using manual mode on my camera and have noticed a tremendous difference in the quality of my photos as...More

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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hello Bradford, Thank you for your amazing review. I am so happy that your photography has improved since you were on our tour. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the historical content of the tour too.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

The morning of our photo tour with James I was rather sceptical. My husband and I had just completed a photo tour in London which was very expensive and disappointing. I was wondering if this tour was also going to be a waste of time...More

4  Thank Madeline G
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hello Madeline and Marius! Wow! What a review! You did tell me that you had been extremely disappointed with the photography tour that you had in London, only a few days before you both did our photography tour in Edinburgh! I am very pleased that...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

My partner and I bought the tour for our anniversary and as unpredictable Edinburgh weather can be even for locals, James was most accommodating to rearrange the dates. Our tour was on Saturday, and we absolutely loved the time we spent with James on the...More

2  Thank Monica R
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hello Monica, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic 5 star review for Edinburgh Photography Tours, we truly appreciate you doing that and your custom. I am so happy that you and Benoit got so much from the tour. Even tho'...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

I am referring to both James and the guided photography tour in my title to this review. I was very fortunate to be the only person booked onto the Edinburgh walking tour today, an experience I will truly never forget. James was the perfect tour...More

1  Thank charlotte a
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Hello Charlotte, Many thanks for your fabulous review. I'm glad you got so much from the tour, both on the photography and historical aspects. I think you have a very good eye for making photographs and you were pretty good with the exposure in your...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

I spent the best part of 5 hours with James and one other tour participant. James was very generous with passing on his photographic expertise and his knowledge of the history and interesting locations in Edinburgh. We received some very useful insights into composition, and...More

1  Thank Owen J
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Hello Owen, Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 star review of Edinburgh Photography Tours. I know, initially, you were a bit sceptical making the transition from aperture priority to manual mode, but I think you excelled in the transition and I am very...More

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lesleymcdonald2016
June 6, 2018|
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Response from James C | Property representative |
Hello Lesley, I can do that for £200. Google James Christie Photography and you will get my email address there. Many thanks! James
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Jane R
March 20, 2018|
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Hello Jane, Yes, the tour can be done with any camera, however, we can provide you with a DSLR camera at no extra charge, if you wish.
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priya_ban
April 21, 2016|
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Can you please be more specific Priya? Our tours take in everything you should see in Edinburgh. If you are going to be travelling throughout Scotland, I would need to know where you are going? If you have any further... More
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