Edinburgh Photography Tours & Workshops

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Established in 2010, Edinburgh Photography Tours were the first photography tour of its kind anywhere in the world and are the number one ranked Photo tour in Edinburgh, all of Scotland and the number one ranked photography tour in Europe on TripAdvisor. James Christie is a world renowned and internationally published, professional photographer and he will take you on a four hour walking / photography and sightseeing tour around the major attractions in Edinburgh’s vibrant and famous 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 just been awarded TripAdvisor’s prestigious Certificate Of Excellence for the year 2017, our sixth year in a row of winning this award. James Christie has established himself as one of the leading photographic instructors in the world with plaudits from all over the globe.

We are also ranked as NUMBER ONE of ALL SIGHTSEEING Tours in Edinburgh by USA TODAY. As featured and recommended in The Telegraph Newspaper, read the review here.

“Absolutely Brilliant”

“My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful time on this tour. Well worth the money for an amazing guided tour and exceptional lessons on the ins-and-outs of using our camera, lighting and composition of shots. We particularly loved the section of the tour learning more about abstract photography. Thank you for a extraordinary adventure throughout Edingburgh today, James! We have already begun using the techniques you taught us.” Visited May 2017

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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, iconic shots of Edinburgh. If your camera has the ability to shoot in manual mode, James is confident that after four hours with him, you will never go back to any of the programmable modes ever again. James shows you how to take each photograph and guarantees that each participant will take home professional, iconic images 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.

The tours start at 10am daily (Monday – Sunday) and last approximately 4 to 5 hours. The cost of the tour is £65 per participant (with a maximum of 10 people per tour) or a four hour Private Tour can be booked for £500, for a maximum of 10 people (Please e-mail James for further details). To book your place on the tour please use the booking system below or email uk.jameschristie@gmail.com or call James directly on +44 (0) 779 533 7778

Gift Certificates are available and are valid for six months. To purchase a gift certificate, simply send an e-mail to uk.jameschristie@gmail.com

  • Gift Certificates are available on request.
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Bring your own drink, snack & camera.
  • For SatNav our post code is EH1 3BJ

Please Note: If you have a gift certificate and are looking to book a tour, please contact James at uk.jameschristie@gmail.com and please provide your gift certificate number.

Corporate tours and Team Building days are available, for further information please email James: uk.jameschristie@gmail.com


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