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Taking Better Photos Tours ‑ CLOSED

136 reviews
Pigeon Forge, TN, USA
About Taking Better Photos Tours
"Taking Better Photos" is a Smoky Mountain tour company specializing in historical tours in the National Park. We also partner with Gatlinburg Walking Tours Food tour to offer two unique experiences. At each stop on the photo tours, in addition to learning some of our local history from an experienced tour guide and story teller, we practice different settings and tips to improve your photography skills. Seeing the National Park through your camera lens, be it a camera, smart phone, or tablet, is a unique way to experience the park that very few people have the opportunity to do. For more information on the food tours, please see the page for Gatlinburg Walking Tours.

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Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

My uncle and I took the tour and class through the Wyndham resort. Jim Eastin is knowledgeable and helps those taking the class to take better photos. This was worth the time and money.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Phil H
Reviewed November 12, 2015

very educational and fun. If you want to learn about the area, take a great driving tour thru the smokey mountains, take some wonderful photos, and learn how to take better photos using your camera this is for you. The meal was very good also.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Dick F
Reviewed November 6, 2015

I used a groupon for me and 7 year old daughter to go on the "Taking better photos" tour. I am shy and was a little nervous starting out, but it wasn't very long before I felt right at home. We met a local restaurant...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Newlinsa
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Met Jim Eastin at resort orientation class. Was impressed and am very pleased I took his Shooting the Camera class. He starts with basics and makes learning really fun for all levels of photographers! He addresses cell phones, tablets, cameras, and accessory equipment. We bought...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank tea247
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Excellent way to learn to how to take better photographs quickly. Rich demonstrates and gives you hands on lessons to learning about your camera and it's features. Class is very enjoyable!

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank CPORetired
Reviewed September 26, 2015

What a great way to view the area. Jim had lived in North Carolina and was born in this area so he knows a great deal about the history and the area. A great option for all levels of photographers, especially great in helping with...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Shellqueen2014
Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

This is the secon time we took this photography course with Jim Eastin. The class was exceptional, we learned things about photography, that allows us to actual take great photos. We then participated one of his Smokies National Park tours. We enjoyed the hidden treasures...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank jamessW1255CT
Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is the second time we have joined Jim on the Taking Better Photos Tours, and enjoyed every moment. We did learn a bit more this time than last about taking better photos, and were pleased as to how much we recalled from the previous...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed July 13, 2015

I really enjoyed this class with Jim. He did about a hour worth of teaching, and he broke it down so everyone would understand. We then ate lunch at Corinos. Afterwards, we went on a photography tour. He took us into the Smokies. We went...More

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank Anthony H
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Colleen was a wonderful, enthusiastic & knowledgeable instructor! I was most impressed with how she broke down complex areas of photography into easy-to-digest nuggets that we were able to use immediately. It was a "beginner" style class, but there was lots of valuable information! They...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Debora S
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