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The Scottish Photography Experience

968 reviews
About The Scottish Photography Experience
The Scottish Photography Experience has constantly been rated as the number one photography tour on TripAdvisor for the last nine years as Edinburgh Photography Tours. We have rebranded and now offer four different photography tours under The Scottish Photography Experience. The four photography tours we now offer are: Edinburgh Photography Tours; 4 Abbeys + A Chapel Photography Tour; The Scottish Photography Experience (custom photography tours of Scotland); Outlander Photography Tours. Full details for each tour we offer are on our web site. Each tour is hosted and led by James Christie, an Edinburgh based professional photographer with over 30 years industry experience and published in every major newspaper and magazine in the world. Learn new photographic skills on each tour. James will teach you how to get the very best from your camera and help you compose photographs that will stand the test of time. You will get an historical introduction at each site visited too!
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I sometimes make good decisions Going on a tour with James was the best one i made for a long time His knowledge his patience his humor really blew me away. He taught how to not take but make photos. From the moment the tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kiona58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

James has been a professional photographer for 40+ years and is a natural educator. His tour was light, fun yet extremely informative. We learned not only about the art of photography and how to capture the perfect photo with numerous cameras, but all about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the tour was time and money well invested! Before starting out on the tour James starts with the basic concepts and operations of the camera. During the tour, James explains image composition, rules of thirds, framing the image leading lines, patterns, textures, and others....More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Loadie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took this photo tour as I was excited to see different parts of Edinburgh and see it from a local and photographer’s viewpoint. James Christie is an established photographer and highly personable guy. He walks you around the city for a good 5-6 hours,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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James C, Owner at The Scottish Photography Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Steven, I take great exception to your review! While I appreciate the five stars, I know that you did that so that your review would not be deleted! You did your tour with me on Saturday, September 16, 2017! So your review is outside of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during the Xmas period. James provided a fantastically interesting and educational tour of Edinburgh,teaching us about the history of Edinburgh as well as his specialism - photographry. Highly recommended for any beginner/amateur/Pro photographer and general tourist (as I was). As someone who knew nothing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

This is one of the best tours I have been on in Scotland. James was informative, entertaining, and a great teacher. I learned a lot about Edinburgh and how to use my camera to maximize its capabilities. James' itinerary included the best spots to photograph...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful day, both learning about Edinburgh and taking pictures manually! James was very informative about both, and with what I learned, my camera will stay in the “M” mode! I also learned how to “view” things differently, and to take the extra step...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Kim m
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I came across this tour when searching for something to do in Edinburgh that would give me some local knowledge but also give me my daily shutter fix. The anticipation of learning from an accomplished professional was exciting and James didn’t disappoint. He was in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank coasting86
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Joining a long list of glowing recommendations here to say thank you so much James, not only for your incredibly insightful historical walking tour of Edinburgh, but also for all your patience and photographic pearls of wisdom (and your lunch recommendations too!). Already in such...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Roam675551
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Scotland was my first stop kicking off two months of travel through Europe. Frustrated with using + lugging around my old, heavy DSLR on previous trips, I invested in a fancy new iPhone for the trip instead. At the last minute, an old friend popped...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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28 June 2018|
Response from James C | Property representative |
Hello Millie, Thank you for your enquiry. We do have availability for Saturday, July 21. Please use Google and search for James Christie Photography and you will see our web site listed and you can make your on-line booking... More
6 June 2018|
Response from James C | Property representative |
Hello Lesley, I can do that for £200. Google James Christie Photography and you will get my email address there. Many thanks! James
Jane R
21 March 2018|
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Response from James C | Property representative |
Hello Jane, Yes, the tour can be done with any camera, however, we can provide you with a DSLR camera at no extra charge, if you wish.