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Taking Better Photos Tours
Ranked #9 of 21 Tours in Pigeon Forge
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: "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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed September 7, 2012

I had attended a couple of his classes, but this was my first Tour, a nice mix of stories and assignments. Jim is very knowlegeable and an entertaining storyteller.
The presentation is great - a quick refresher through the class, delightful lunch, then off to various stops within the National Park for practical application of the tips and techniques just learned.
A delightful way to spend a day, taking better photos already, and picked up a few historical nuggets as well; brilliant!

4  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Let Jim Eastin take you through the Smokie Mts. and see the beautiful sites in the National Park. The tour is not only fun but very imformative. Don't miss this opportunity when you are in the Smokies to have Jim teach you how to take great photos. He is an excellant instructor.

5  Thank Cheryl251
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

TAKING BETTER PHOTOS. Class and outing. My husband and I plus two daughters and three grandchildren had a marvelous time at this photography outing and class. It was fun and informative. Although we have been to the Smokies before we got to see new areas. I especially love the CDs that are available for purchase Our next trip to the mountains we plan on doing this again. Thanks so much for a great day. The Burnthorns

5  Thank Belle B
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

My husband and I had a fun day while learning to use our camera to take great pictures of the beautiful east Tennessee scenery. Jim is an excellent teacher using hands on opportunities to reinforce every topic he addressed. He was very patient with each student in the group making sure everyone had a good time and a positive experience. We purchased DVD materials to take home for future reference. We highly recommend Jim's class/tour to learn about taking great photos and to get an awesome tour of the Smoky Mountain.

5  Thank 156B
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Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

A small amount of time spent with Jim will teach you more than most college classes are able to convey all semester. You will retain it better also. Videos are available and recommended as quick refreshers. I cannot say enough good about this.

5  Thank Feranin
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