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It has been an extremely busy week. Due to lockdown conditions in certain parts of the country, I have been hindered in getting pricing sorted out for my forthcoming Clanlands Photography Tour. I hope to be in a position to launch the new tour, here on my website as soon as possible. Congratulations to Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish for their incredible success with the book. Well done lads!

Okay, here is the preamble to this shot (I think it may be my best shot of all time, because it gave me a thrill when I made it).
As you may know, I’m launching a new photography tour that will be known as the Clanlands Photography Tour, inspired by the newly published book by the two Scottish actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish. So I set aside today (Thursday, November 5)  to get some promotional shots for the tour and to get shots of places that I’ve been to before, but didn’t get shots that were related to the new tour.
I left Edinburgh at 5.20am this morning and headed north to Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands. I went to the Glencoe Mountain Resort (There really is nothing there, but hey – it gets a mention in the book!) and then continuing into Glencoe – some 300 yards/metres along the road, I took a right to photograph the “new” Kingshouse Hotel. My next stop would be to photograph the outside of the Clachaig Inn at the other end of Glencoe.
So, after I get my shots,  I drive to the top of the Kingshouse Hotel driveway to turn right (about 8am) and off I go! But just 30 yards along the road I spot some deer on my right hand side. This is the only road that goes through Glencoe, but due to Scottish Lockdown conditions the road was empty – just me. I stop the car, engine still running, and this magnificent beast comes up from the moor on the other side of the road and he’s just looking at me. I lower my window and grab the camera and get this shot! To the left, you’ll see two of his lady friends and he’s telling me…..on your way mucker, they belong to me.
A surreal moment! Man, Nature, Geography, Transportation, Technology and Respect. I’ll remember this moment for the rest of my life. You have to admit, he’s a handsome brute!
Glencoe Stag

Glencoe Stag

Clanlands Photography Tour

Kilchurn Castle

 

I am delighted and excited to announce that I will be offering a new tour, imminently. The new tour is entitled “Clanlands Photography Tour” and is inspired by the book written by the actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish. Graham is 6 months older than I am and like him, I have a great interest in the Scottish Clans. This tour will be a departure from my other photography tours. I am hoping to have the full details and booking availability here on my website by next weekend (November 14, 2020).

 

James Christie

Happy to announce that we have received a fantastic review for our Outlander Photography Tour in the Daily Record Newspaper’s Tourism Section.

You can read the full review here: Daily Record Newspaper review of our Outlander Tours

 

 

Outlander Photography Tours

 

Photography Tour Company of the year, Photography, Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom, Award Winning

I am extremely proud and excited to win this prestigious industry Award for 2020. Over the last 10 years, I have worked extremely hard to offer photographers and people with an interest in photography a good selection of original photography tours. While there are several photography tours based in Edinburgh, did you know that mine was the first of its kind, anywhere in the world.

I have expanded the types of photography tours that I now offer. Of course the Edinburgh Photography tour is ever popular as is the 4 Abbeys + A Chapel Photography tour. Over the last two years my custom, private, photography tours of Scotland and my Outlander Photography Tour – based from Edinburgh, are proving to be a huge success.

Thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve this success and I wish all my previous, present and future clients the very best for the upcoming festive season and hope that 2020 is your best year yet!

James

OUTLANDER TOUR BOOKINGS

 

Outlander Tour, Diana Gabaldon, Jamie Fraser, Outlander Photography Tour. Outlander

Anne and Marijke, two Dutch Outlander fans have booked their Outlander Tour for July 27 to August 1, 2020, so those dates are no longer available. Hotel accommodation is in limited supply and as such we recommend that you book your Outlander Tour as quickly as you are able to, to ensure we can get you the right accommodation. Please get in touch with James Christie – uk.jameschristie@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Full itinerary for the Outlander Tour can be found here Outlander Tour Details

 

Outlander Tour, Diana Gabaldon, Jamie Fraser, Outlander Photography Tour. Outlander

Thank you for visiting my web site. My Outlander Tour is a photography tour and a sightseeing tour of the Outlander film locations in Scotland. This tour took me 2 years to develop, to ensure that I could give Outlander fans from all over the world the very best Outlander experience when visiting Scotland. I am a huge fan of the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon and the TV series by the Starz Network. Scotland, my birthplace, is a beautiful country to visit and I can understand why so many people want to come here.

My Outlander Tour is 6 days and 5 nights. Hotel accommodation is included in the price. You will stay at the Original Rosslyn Inn, set in the romantic village of Roslin, just 8 miles south of Edinburgh City Centre (less than 3 minutes walk from the historic and mystical Rosslyn Chapel) for 4 nights and the last night will be at the Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness. This Outlander Tour is the only one of its kind and it is the most comprehensive Outlander Tour available in Scotland today. You will be guided by myself, James Christie, – I have 41 years experience as a professional photographer and have photographed many legends over the years including, but not limited to David Bowie, Vidal Sassoon and Simon Callow (Duke of Sandringham), so you will be in very good hands. You don’t have to be an advanced photographer, as I will guide you step by step, all of the way to ensure that you return home with outstanding photographs of every Outlander location that we visit. Most importantly, my goal is for you to enjoy the 6 days that you will spend with me.

I have been doing Photography Tours in Scotland for 10 years and developed the Outlander Tour 3 years ago. Diana Gabaldon frequently likes and retweets my tweets on Twitter about this Outlander Tour, which is a huge honour and very humbling to myself. I have been on location when season 4 of Outlander was being filmed. I have over  1,000 fantastic  TripAdvisor reviews and I am a great story teller. I wanted to produce an Outlander Tour that would be different to the many others being offered and I believe that I have achieved that goal. The Outlander tour is thorough and I have no set timetable so you get to spend longer, at each site visited, than you would on other Outlander Tours.

You don’t need a fancy camera to make great photographs, I have had clients on tour with me and all they had was their iPhone and with my instruction they went home with amazing photographs. My goal is to give you the experience of a lifetime and to go home with your Outlander Tour photographs and rave about them to your friends and family for many years to come. I live less than a mile from Roslin and as such if you want to venture in to Edinburgh on any of the evenings that you are here, I can take you there and bring you back to the hotel, my philosophy is: You are the boss and I am here to assist in any way that I can.

So what are you waiting for? Book your Outlander Tour here: Outlander Tour Booking Page

Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye, Scotland, Custom, Private Photography Tour

 

We had a fabulous time last week, doing a private, custom, photography tour of the Isle of Skye. This was shot in the Fairy Glen, near Uig on the Isle of Skye. This feature is sometimes referred to as “Castle Ewan”, but it never was a castle.
We pride ourselves on being unique and our ability to customise photography tours of Scotland, to give our clients an experience of a lifetime. We are not a large corporation and every client is vitally important to us. James Christie is a professional photographer with forty years experience in his industry. We truly do offer tours that nobody else can. James will always be on hand to ensure that you will go home with amazing photographs of your visit to Scotland. Please feel free to email James at uk.jameschristie@gmail.com to discuss your private and custom photography tour of Scotland.

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Skelbo Castle

This ruined 14th century castle keep is Skelbo Castle and is located on the high shore of Loch Fleet in the Scottish Highlands.

Robert the Bruce captured an earlier castle at the site belonging to the Sutherlands in 1308. In 1529 the castle was bought by William Sutherland of Duffus. The whole site was abandoned as a residence in the 20th century. We visited this location on a recent private photography tour of Scotland.

Outlander Photography Tour, inspired by Diana Gabaldon, she evidently likes the idea!

The most comprehensive Outlander tour available in Scotland. This tour is the experience of a lifetime for any fan!

You don’t need to be a photographer as you will be guided by a Pro!

Buachaille Etive Mòr, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands at dawn.
We have been busy. This was shot at sunrise on one of our Scottish Photography Experience, custom private tours.

I used an ND 100 filter and a 30 second exposure for this photograph and I am very happy with the result.

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