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James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited

Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, Scotland
+44 7795 337778
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This is an excellent photography tour. The in depth knowledge that James Christie has of the... read more

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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
+44 7795 337778

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an excellent photography tour. The in depth knowledge that James Christie has of the history of Edinburgh makes the tour both interesting and engaging. James has a unique teaching style which allows his photography students to learn the basics in a very memorable...More

1  Thank Bessie58Glasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of doing James Christie's photography tour today and it was fantastic! James really gives you in depth instruction on photography itself and interesting information about Edinburgh's history along the way. We captured great shots and I saw things in the city...More

Thank NicoleWaugh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a new resident of Edinburgh learned so much about the history of this beautiful city and James was so good at teaching the manual use of camera that I won't be going back the automatic mode. Ever.

3  Thank Turkoli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of attending one of these excellent tours earlier today. James was a welcoming and entertaining tutor and took great care to ensure that everyone received an equal share of his time and expertise. Even as a resident of Edinburgh, I was...More

2  Thank craig k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was fabulous. James was attentive and informative throughout the tour and assisted me with any queries I had about my camera. I have a bridge camera which I brought on the tour whereas other members had DSLRs, however, I was very impressed that...More

2  Thank emilydow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you James for a great tour round Edinburgh! Lots of useful info and am finally understanding manual mode better!!

1  Thank Pippa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent (and very sunny) day learning tricks of the trade both for the composition of photographs and using manual mode on my camera. Thoroughly recommended for photography enthusiasts looking to improve their game.

1  Thank Ewen_Murray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, informative and a great experience. For a seventy years old "photographer" who has been interested in photography for the past 55 years I didn't expect the "back to basics approach". So I had to "unlearn" a lot of what I thought I new. I...More

2  Thank AIM1894
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

James's tour around Edinburgh was both insightful and educational. James Provides brilliant information about parts of this city that would otherwise be overlooked on a day out, all the while passing on brilliant advise on how to take the perfect shot in any situation. Would...More

2  Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this tour for an introduction to Edinburgh with a photo emphasis. It was a good choice. James led our small group through an approach to learning to be a good photographer; in 4 plus hours he shared an approach based on a career's...More

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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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Would like to visit Edinburgh for 2 nights.... What are the must sees. I will drive down from Birmingham. Thanks PRIYA ( from india)
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
This looks like an amazing tour! My mom, sister and I will only be in Edinburgh for one day and we want to be sure we hit some of the must-sees. Do you have a general list of the sights that you visit?
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
Hi there, I am going to this tour tomorrow, yet James still haven't responded to my email. I am just wondering where everyone is going to meet up. Thank you!
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