Edinburgh Photography Tour

Anyone can “take” a photo, right? On this tour James Christie will teach you how to “make” a photograph. The Scottish Photography Experience is ranked as the number one photography tour in Europe. Established in 2010 by local professional photographer James Christie. Learn from the man who photographed the legendary David Bowie, among many other notables. James has forty years experience as a professional photographer. No other tour guide in Scotland can offer you that experience. The tour really is two tours for the price of one – A photography lesson and an historic tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town. We are ranked as the number 1 photography workshop in Edinburgh and Scotland on TripAdvisor. We have 9 certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor, nobody comes close to us for quality, satisfaction and excellence. We have also won the Travel & Leisure Industry Award 2019 “Best Learning Experience in Scotland” and  we have just won the CorporateLiveWire Award “Photography Tour Company of the Year 2020”.

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aimed at all levels of photographer

4 to 5 hours photo walk of the Old Town in Edinburgh

maximum of five people per tour

£99.00 per person

Edinburgh Photography Tour – the full details

Edinburgh Photography Tours are ranked as the number one photography tour in Europe. Established in 2010 by local professional photographer James Christie. The tour is really two tours for the price of one – A photography lesson and an historic tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Do you have a camera, but would like to improve the quality of photographs you produce? This tour is exactly what you need! James will show you how to master manual mode and use best practice for composition. Normally this is a 4 to 5 hour photo walk of the Old Town in Edinburgh, where you will learn how to make better photographs and learn the history of the sites we visit.

During the tour, you will photograph many iconic landmarks (and some lesser known gems), including, but not limited to, The National Monument of Scotland; The Nelson Monument; The Robert Burns Memorial; Queen Mary’s (Mary, Queen of Scots) Bath House; The Scottish Parliament Building; Many historic sites on the famed Royal Mile and of course – the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

This tour is aimed at all levels of photographer, from absolute beginner to the very experienced amateur. James does not use confusing jargon or technical terms, preferring to explain things in an easy to understand format.

James Christie, your guide, has been a professional photographer for 40+ years and has photographed many iconic figures, including the late and great David Bowie. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from his vast experience in photography.

This tour is available to book seven days a week – subject to availability (See booking calendar). The tour starts at 9am and generally ends before 1.30pm. The cost of the tour is £99.00 per person attending! The cost for children aged between 10 and 16, provided they are accompanied by a full paying adult is £45.00.

We are accepting bookings for tours taking place on or after July 15, 2020, complying with new Scottish Government regulations with regard to Covid-19 for our Edinburgh Photography Tour only (at this time). I have a Digital Infrared Forehead Thermometer Gun Temperature Measurement and before each tour commences your temperature will be checked as will mine. It is recommended that a protective face mask be worn and social distancing will be observed at all times with zero physical contact. Composition at each location will be displayed on an iPad, allowing social distancing to be maintained throughout the duration of the tour. We can only accept bookings from one household at the current time, to a maximum of 3 people, again this is to ensure that Scottish Government guidelines are adhered to. I look forward to meeting you and thank you for your booking, enabling my company to recover from the Coronavirus lockdown.

In non-Covid-19 conditions we limit our tours to a maximum of five people per tour, to ensure everyone on the tour receives one-to-one coaching during the tour. No camera? No problem! At the time of booking, please indicate that you need to borrow a camera and one will be provided for use on the tour at no extra charge! All you need do is bring an SD card to record your images on.

A private family or group tour can be booked and purchased for £400.00 – This is a longer tour (usually 5-6 hours and includes a break for lunch) and we take in more sights within Edinburgh’s Old Town. The private tours are available for groups of up to six people. Larger groups can be booked via email – uk.jameschristie@gmail.com

Gift certificates are available for purchase here.

We also offer a one-to-one, two hour, night photography lesson (in the Old Town) for £200.00. These may be booked in advance, subject to availability. Please email James Christie: uk.jameschristie@gmail.com for further details.

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