James Christie is a Professional Photographer, based in Edinburgh, UK. He has a wealth of experience gained in both the UK and the USA. His work has been featured in every daily UK Broadsheet newspaper, many International Style publications and had his work featured at the National Media Museum (for 6 months) in Bradford, England. In addition his work has been featured on many web sites, including David Bowie, Stuart Brewing,The BBC and Edinburgh Guide to name a few!

If you are looking for a photographer with skill, vision, enthusiasm and the ability to deliver the required end result, look no further!

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Associates Degree in Photography and Digital Media Arts

Serviced Areas

  • Edinburgh, The Lothians, Scotland, UK

Contact Details

  City Edinburgh
  Postcode EH26 0RD
  Address 21 Milton Bridge
  Phone Number 077 9533 7778

  • I would recommend this business

I saw the city I live in through new eyes thanks to the fantastic photography tour I did with James. His passion for photography and Edinburgh shines through and he certainly over delivers every step of the way. He makes the tour entertaining and fun and it's clear he enjoys passing on historical facts about the places you're photographing, in addition to sharing great stories about his fascinating career. I highly recommend taking his tour (it's amazing value for money) whether you live in Edinburgh or you're visiting. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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Customer Testimonials

My son and I really thoroughly enjoyable our tour. Learned new things about Edinburgh, walked about in the sunshine and totally left with a much better understanding of aperture and shutter speed which I'm really pleased about as I've been struggling to understand these things for ages, Highly recommended

I was lucky enough to be the only person booked in on James’ tour – and so got a private 4 hour walking tour! I would definitely recommend this walking tour to anyone interested in photography. James taught me so much about my camera, photography, the history of Edinburgh, as well as sharing some interesting stories from his career. I walked away with some great photos and the confidence to finally use the manual mode on my camera. This tour is absolutely worthwhile and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks James!

My boyfriend and I did the tour with James on our first day in Edinburgh and it was an absolutely fantastic experience. Nobody else booked the tour for this day so we had a private session with James without any additional costs. You see the main sights of the city, learn about its history and James has some great stories to tell and recommendations to give. And of course the main reason for taking the tour: learning about photography!

I am so much more enthusiastic now about using the manual settings on my camera. James taught us so much and I really got a feeling for the different settings and composition. And I took great pictures of Edinburgh and the rest of our Scotland trip since I put all the learnings into practice. Thank you so much James for this all-around fantastic experience!!

Fantastic tour. I was fortunate to have a one-to-one tour. I have known Edinburgh all of my life and I learned new things about the city. More importantly for me, I learned how to use my camera in a much more effective way. Thanks, James; great day out in the city.

From Our Website

James Christie, who established the company in 2010, loves to let you profit from his decades of experience in professional photography. On our tours, you will learn how to find the right angle for a stunning photograph and how to coax the best result from whatever equipment you're comfortable using, be it a DSLR, compact camera or smartphone. With us, you don't take photographs, you learn to make photographs; not snapshots, but creative keepsakes. Our four photography tours offer a unique blend of sightseeing and hands on photography tips, both for experienced photo enthusiasts and absolute beginners.

Joining a long list of glowing recommendations here to say thank you so much James, not only for your incredibly insightful historical walking tour of Edinburgh, but also for all your patience and photographic pearls of wisdom (and your lunch recommendations too!). Already in such a short period of time, I'm positive the quality of my compositions have improved (there's now a voice in my head that keeps reminding me not to take the path of least resistance and to look more actively for the better shot) and you've given me so more confidence to shoot in manual mode.

I am pleased and proud to launch a new tour - "CLANLANDS Photography Tour", inspired by the best-selling book "CLANLANDS" by the Scottish actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish. This new tour is 8 days and 7 nights touring the Scottish Highlands visiting the places covered in the book with a few bonus locations thrown in along the way. I will provide photographic advice and an historic commentary at each location. I can accommodate groups of up to 3 people. The prices listed below include entry to all locations and your hotel accommodation (Full breakfast included).

We offer custom photography tours of Scotland. Would you like to visit and photograph places in Scotland where the other tours just don't go? The Scottish Photography Experience is perfect for you. James Christie, local professional photographer can take you anywhere in Scotland! You will travel in style, up to three people per tour, in a Mercedes Benz C320 Sports Coup. For larger groups we can provide travel in a Mercedes Benz touring van. We are happy to work to your schedule and to customise a tour to your own satisfaction.

Our 4 Abbeys + A Chapel photography tour has proved to be exceptionally popular! James Christie will show you the wonders of Rosslyn Chapel, also known as the Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew built in the 15th century. The history of the chapel is intriguing and has been linked with the Knights Templar; Freemasonry; Batman; Dan Brown's book - The Da Vinci Code and The Holy Grail. You will also visit the 4 stunningly beautiful Scottish Borders Abbeys - Melrose Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey and Kelso Abbey.

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. 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.

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.