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The Scottish Photography Experience

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About The Scottish Photography Experience
NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR JULY 15 AND ONWARDS. The Scottish Photography Experience has constantly been rated as the number one photography tour on TripAdvisor for the last nine years. We have won the CorporateLiveWire Award: PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2020. We offer 5 photography tours: Edinburgh Photography Tours; Edinburgh NightPhotography Tour; 4 Abbeys + A Chapel Photography Tour; The Scottish Photography Experience (custom photography tours of Scotland); Outlander Photography Tours. Full details for each tour we offer are on our web site. Each tour is hosted and led by James Christie, an Edinburgh based professional photographer with over 40 years industry experience and published in every major newspaper and magazine in the world. Learn new photographic skills on each tour. James will teach you how to get the very best from your camera and help you compose photographs that will stand the test of time. You will get an historical introduction at each site visited too!
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Eugene R wrote a review Aug 2021
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James is a superb photographer and teacher. Great company. A superb experience. Very knowledgeable about the city off Edinburgh
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from James C, Owner at The Scottish Photography Experience
Responded Aug 8, 2021
Hello Eugene, Thank you for your fabulous review. It always pleases me when, during the tour, I can see clients immediately grasp the benefits of shooting in manual mode. Subsequently, I've looked at your Instagram account and you have some great shots there. You mentioned that you are considering doing one of my other tours and it would be a pleasure to meet you again. Please keep in touch. James
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Lisa R wrote a review Aug 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom6 contributions
We booked the private tour with James and it was absolutely fantastic. James was so knowledgeable and informative about the parts of the city we visited. This made the tour really interesting and provided another dimension. He has an amazing ability to explain photography in a way that makes it really easy to understand and we came away feeling we had learnt so much and had a great day. Can't recommend highly enough.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from James C, Owner at The Scottish Photography Experience
Responded Aug 4, 2021
Thank you for your fantastic review Lisa. I am so happy that you and your son Jack had such a great time. It was so enjoyable seeing both of your confidence levels increase with every new shot. Please don't be a stranger. If you have any questions, please get in touch. James
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Simon H wrote a review Jul 2021
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James was an engaging guide for my son and I - mixing the history and politics of Edinburgh, photography tips and a fair bit of rock and roll! We both took away his simple approach to photography - more time on composition and a stripped-back approach to manual settings!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from James C, Owner at The Scottish Photography Experience
Responded Jul 29, 2021
Thank you for your excellent review Simon. I am extremely happy that you and your son, Ivo, were able to take so much from the time we spent together. Coming out of lockdown, reviews are so very important for a small business like mine. I am truly grateful that you took the time to write this review. Thank you. James
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Larchlmg wrote a review Jan 2021
Swindon, United Kingdom24 contributions12 helpful votes
I took a private tour with James Christie (The Scottish Photography Experience) around Edinburgh to improve my photography and find out more about the city. I was not disappointed I finally stopped using auto on my camera and went on to fully manual with James' default settings as my starting point. I also learnt so much about the city. James is patient and his teaching is intuitive. I would highly recommend The Scottish Photography Experience and James Christie to anyone who wants to hone their photography and learn about Edinburgh on the way. I look forward to my next course with him.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Kevarch wrote a review Jan 2020
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My brother got me The Edinburgh photography tour as a gift for Christmas. I have had a camera for a year now and have been operating it via the various default settings. On arrival of meeting James, the first thing he insisted was we put our cameras on to manual and explained the various settings and how they would affect the outcome of our photographs. This was broken down to a level where someone holding a camera for the first time would understand. We visited various spots in Edinburgh, as we walked round, James would point out various buildings and facts and both my brother and I were astounded my James’ knowledge of Edinburgh. This was a personal touch of the tour/city I did not expect and it made our time with James absolutely fascinating. Ultimately I have come away from the tour with more knowledge, knowing what I now want to achieve when making a photograph, but more so than that, thanks to James’ love and passion for what he does, you cannot help but be inspired by this. My camera has never been off manual since! I would highly recommend this tour and I am forward to scheduling my next outing with James.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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