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Taking Better Photos Tours

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Address: 2225 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-2997
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+1 865-446-0546

"Taking Better Photos" teaches beginner and advanced photography...

"Taking Better Photos" teaches beginner and advanced photography classes at the major resorts. We also provide driving and walking tours so our students and their families can practice what they learn and enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Finally, you can sign up for our free monthly newsletter or give us a call to help you with your Wedding or Vacation planning. Read more about us on Facebook

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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... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
Phil H
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Reviewed 27 May 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.

Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 12 November 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.

1 Thank Dick F
Lake Station, Indiana
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Reviewed 6 November 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 in downtown pigeon forge. We had a class for about an hour, and then had... More 

Thank Newlinsa
Geneseo, Illinois
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6 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 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 some instructional DVDs to learn more and to show family and friends. Highly recommend his... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 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!

1 Thank CPORetired
Naples, Florida
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164 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 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 using android phones, (Jim background knowledge) and cell phone photography in general. He provides items... More 

3 Thank Shellqueen2014
Bethel Park, United States
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Reviewed 4 September 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 of the park. I would highly recommend the class, the tours and his CD's about... More 

1 Thank James S
Clifton Springs
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 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 year's class. The tours that Jim takes us on are wonderful...we get to experience some... More 

2 Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 13 July 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 to several beautiful places for photos. Plus, he gave us a history lesson as well.... More 

4 Thank Anthony H
Sharonville, Ohio
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 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 offer other classes too, & DVDs & tours. These were offered (but NOT pushed as... More 

3 Thank Debora S

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