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James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited

Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, Scotland
+44 7795 337778
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Excellent walking tour and photography lesson!

I was in Edinburgh for a few days and took this tour based on the recommendation of a friend who... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ashburn, Virginia
Perfect photography/city tour

I highly recommend James Christie's Edinburgh Photography tour. I am a relatively new at using... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Snellville, Georgia
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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
Broughton & Calton
Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, Scotland
+44 7795 337778

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was in Edinburgh for a few days and took this tour based on the recommendation of a friend who had taken it a few years before. The tour definitely did not disappoint. James is a great teacher and guide of the city. You will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend James Christie's Edinburgh Photography tour. I am a relatively new at using manual settings on my Canon Rebel 6 DSLR and James patiently showed me the optimal manual settings and composition for outstanding travel photography. Along the way, he shared the history...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very pleasant tour, James managed to explain with simple words how to make beautiful photos and showed us Edinburgh from a unique perspective.

Thank Sylvie T
Reviewed 12 December 2017

What an amazing photography course and city tour, having been a keen photographer for many years I had never spent much time using manual mode, but after a few minutes with James and before we even took the first shot I had a better understanding...More

1  Thank mikeboust
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

I would recommend the Borders tour to anyone interested in travel and photography. Aside from having the opportunity to take some great pictures and use some of James’s lenses, James was very knowledgeable about the chapels and abbeys we visited.

2  Thank Laura O
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a fantastic tour. I have been in and around Edinburgh for most of my life and I learned things about the city on this tour that I didn't know before; I walked in some places that I've not walked in before. More than...More

1  Thank jimdewar
Reviewed 23 November 2017

When I first met James, at the start of the tour, he told me a bit about himself and the amazing work he does, so you know you're in good hands! He also set my camera to manual mode and explained how that is the...More

2  Thank James G
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I've read the other reviews and agree that James gets you to use your camera in manual mode and you will, most likely, never want to go back to automatic. He also was great in showing Edinburgh like no other tour guide could ever do,...More

1  Thank ebrandow
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The first thing James does when he meets you is to turn your camera settings to Manual - 4 hours later you will NEVER use automatic settings again!! Aperture, shutter speed, iso - all terms that scared you choosing the Auto setting on your camera...More

1  Thank mark w
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Perfect for those wanting to learn how to take better pictures at the same time as having a guided Edinburgh tour. I pitched up at 9.45am as instructed on a windy sunny day and had 4 hours of rapid tuition blended with a mix of...More

3  Thank beaulocks
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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22 April 2016|
Response from James C | Property representative |
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
Amanda H
6 August 2015|
Response from James C | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. If you visit our website you can view all the details there, sadly TripAdvisor will not allow me to publish a hyperlink here
Suka W
5 June 2015|
Response from James C | Property representative |
Hello Suka, Your confirmation e-mail has been sent. Check your e-mail in-box. Look forward to meeting you tomorrow