Edinburgh Photography Tours – FAQ

If it rains, does the tour still go ahead?

Yes, some of the best shots of Edinburgh are taken in the rain. We advise dressing for the weather.

What is the best lens to use for the tour?

If you have a mirrorless-camera we recommend something in the 10-30mm range. On a DX camera we recommend something in the 18-55mm range and on an FX camera we recommend something in the 24-70mm range.

Do I need a tripod for this tour?

No tripod is required.

What is the maximum number of people on this tour?

We cap our walking tour at a maximum of 10 people.

What if I am the only person booked for the tour, does it still go ahead?

Yes, unlike many of our competitors – we have no minimum number for our tours to go ahead.

Do we go inside any of the locations that we visit on the tour?

No, if we did the tour would last all day.

Do we stop for lunch?

No, we have a short comfort break half way through the tour for a bio-break / bathroom /restroom break.

My son or daughter is keen on photography, do you allow children on the tour?

Yes, we offer a 50% discount for children aged between 10 and 16 provided they are accompanied by a full paying adult.

I have mobility issues, will that be an issue?

For some people it can be and not for others. Our tour starts on top of Calton Hill and there are steps to get to the top of the hill. Please bear in mind, the city of Edinburgh is built on seven hills.

Do you offer gift certificates for this tour?

Yes, gift certificates for this tour have proved to be an ideal gift for budding photographers.

I don’t have a camera, only my iPhone or Android phone. Can I still do the tour?

Yes, James can show you some tricks with your smart phone. We can also provide you with a digital SLR, to use on the tour, at no extra charge – all you need do is bring an SD card to record your images on.

Scottish Photography Experience Tours – FAQ

Is hotel accommodation included?

The choice is up to you and dependent upon the itinerary of your custom tour. James is happy to book your accommodation according to your needs and budget. We do not profit on accommodation, you are billed at cost.

What lenses should I bring for this tour and do I need a tripod?

We recommend as wide a range of lenses as possible for this tour. A tripod is not necessary.

Are entry fees to locations visited included in the price?


How many people can come on this tour?

We can easily accommodate up to 3 people, however for a little extra cost we can accommodate parties of up to seven people.

I only know a few sites that I’d really like to visit, do you make recommendations for must see places?

Yes, absolutely – we aim to show you the very best of Scotland during the time you are with us on the tour.

While travelling between location, if I see something that I’d like to photograph, do we stop?

Yes, one of the advantages of booking with us is that unlike larger companies (who have time schedules to adhere to), we are a bespoke/custom tour. Our goal is to satisfy all of your photographic needs.

4 Abbeys + A Chapel Photography Tour – FAQ

This looks like a really good tour, but on the web site it looks as if this tour only takes place on a Thursday. Is there any flexibility?

Yes, if you can give us enough advance notice, we can do this tour on days other than a Thursday. Please email James to discuss your needs: uk.jameschristie@gmail.com

What lenses should I bring for this tour and do I need a tripod?

We recommend a wide angled lens and a mid-range lens. A tripod is not required.

Is this just a photography tour or do we get an historical account of each location?

Yes, James will provide you with an historical introduction to every site visited on the tour.

Outlander Photography Tours – FAQ

Are you a fan of Outlander?

Yes, very much so! I am very impressed with the historical accuracy by Diana Gabaldon, the author.

Are meals included in the price?

No. Due to each individual’s dietary needs, meals are down to the individual.

Will there be other people on this tour?

No, this is a private tour for you and your party.

How far in advance do I need to book this tour?

We recommend booking as far in advance as possible, to ensure you get the dates you require.

Do you provide photographic tips and advice at each location?

Absolutely! My goal is for you to return home with amazing photographs of the Outlander locations, that you will be proud to show your family and friends.