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The Scottish Photography Experience

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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...more
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Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
+44 7795 337778
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great practical instruction for DSLR photography as well as loads of local history. Had a brilliant time with James, learned a lot and made some cracking shots!

1  Thank calumdoherty63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour with James was wonderful. He’s as insightful and eloquent about Edinburgh as he is about photography. So much learned and enjoyed. Thoroughly recommended to anyone interested in seeing Edinburgh in a different light.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jon A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you James for a great photography tour. I learnt so much about both photography and the history [past and recent] of Edinburgh. Your passion for both subjects was self evident. In addition I really appreciated your clear instructions and unfailing patience. A thoroughly enjoyable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LucieBelfast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a first time visitor or you have been to Edinburgh before and would love to learn more about the city or see it through a slightly different lens, this is the tour for you. I booked this tour last minute, but am...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 4sbm4
Reviewed 16 January 2019 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 5 January 2019

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 January 2019

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 28 December 2018

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
1  Thank StevenTristanYoung
James C, Owner at The Scottish Photography Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

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 28 December 2018 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
1  Thank BKijac
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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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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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.