My husband (he's the family photographer), and I were in Edinburgh on a cruise. I decided to do this tour as a treat for him. I am not a photographer but enjoyed this tour everything bit as much as him. James does a great job of mixing history, sightseeing, and photography instruction. Non-photographers in your group should not hesitate to do this tour. My husband picked up some very helpful information - post Edinburgh pics were even better than his usual pictures. James taught us how to look for the "better view", determining which fstops, etc to use, and so much more. He is a funny, smart guy. It was a pleasure to spend 3+ hours with him. Ask him to tell you about photographing David Bowie. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat! One of our favorite tours during our 5 weeks in Europe.