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James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited

Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, Scotland
+44 7795 337778
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Brilliant photography lesson for beginners

Started off on Calton Hill where James explains the importance of using manual settings on a camera... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Douglas F
I feel priviledged for taking this tour

I feel truly priviledged for this experience. Really glad I gave myself this gift James is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna Lucia Horta
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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
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+44 7795 337778

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Started off on Calton Hill where James explains the importance of using manual settings on a camera rather than automatic, which is advice I will think back to whenever I am out taking photos. He explains in great detail how to deal with different types...More

1  Thank Douglas F
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Douglas, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed and informative 5 Star Review of our Edinburgh Photography Tour. It pleases me immensely when we get feedback like this from less experienced photographers, Your Father was on our tour five...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel truly priviledged for this experience. Really glad I gave myself this gift James is an amazing photo teacher, know a lot abot the history not only of Edimburgh but also Scotland´s. He gave me amazing tips to impove my photography and showed me...More

1  Thank Anna Lucia Horta
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Anna, Thank you so much for your fantastic five star review of Edinburgh Photography Tours. We truly appreciate your custom and hope that you and your two children enjoyed the rest of your stay in Scotland

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have previously done some picture taking but never had an opportunity to have another pair of eyes - professional at that - beside me until recently (and in a beautiful city to discover some history with it). My four hour tour of the older...More

2  Thank makome c
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Charles, Thank you for your five star review of Edinburgh Photography Tours, we truly appreciate you taking the time to do that. I know it was a bitterly cold day, but you got some phenomenal photographs, that I know you are proud of and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic day with James, learning about the city we live in as well as how to use our cameras on 'manual', and not be afraid! James was very professional about photography but made us smile with his anecdotes. 5 hours outside on...More

1  Thank 252meganr
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Megan, Thank you for your wonderful review of Edinburgh Photography Tours. I'm very happy that you no longer have any fears about shooting in manual mode and that you found the historic content of the tour to be an added value for money.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing day out, extremely interesting even though I have been living here my entire life. James was great at explaining everything and definitely knows what he’s talking about. Absolutely amazing day out would recommend to anybody with or without interest in photography. Thank you!More

2  Thank lewiswatson55
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Lewis, Thank you for taking the time to write such a splendid review of Edinburgh Photography Tours. Glad you learned how to shoot in manual mode while on the tour and nice that you learned so much about your home city too. Good luck...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

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

2  Thank MARVIN B
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Marvin, Many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am so happy that the tour met your expectations.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

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

2  Thank SHARON J
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Sharon, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed my easy to understand approach to shooting in manual mode on your DSLR. Your husband and son will be welcomed on our tour, next time you come to our beautiful...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

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.

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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Sylvie, Thank you for your review. I am very pleased, that even tho' English is not your first language (and my French is pretty basic), you were able to clearly understand what was being taught on the tour.

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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

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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Mike, Many thanks for your fantastic and in depth review of Edinburgh Photography Tours. There were several moments on the tour, when your facial expression pleased me immensely.....where I saw that you got it! I am also very happy that I was able to...More

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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.More

2  Thank Laura O
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James C, Owner at James Christie Photography - Edinburgh Photography Tours Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Laura, Thank you so much for your review of our 4 Abbeys + A Chapel Photography Tour. I'm glad that you enjoyed Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Scott's View, Dryburgh Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey and Kelso Abbey. If you come back to Edinburgh, please check out...More

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priya_ban
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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
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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
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