Destination summary

This one to one or small group Edinburgh Photo Tour unlocks some of the secrets and  techniques of urban landscape or  street photography while exploring Scotland’s  captivating capital city. You’ll be accompanied on foot by professional, award-winning Master Photographer, Glen Campbell.

Known as the “Athens of the North” or “Auld Reekie”, Edinburgh’s  streets, lanes and closes are well worn with centuries of fascinating history.  At its focal point sits  a fortress, Edinburgh Castle perched high on a volcanic rock above the city.

Other highlights on the Edinburgh Photo Tour include  churches, grave yards,  old lanes, a hidden village, Unesco World Heritage listed architecture,  parks and monuments and the city’s  quirkier side.

You’ll learn about tuning into the environment around you to create silhouettes, abstracts, juxtapositions, motion blurring , what makes a classic  blank and white , story telling and more.

On the technical side we’ll explore focal lengths, shooting modes and composition.

I lived in Edinburgh for 2 years and loved the freedom that the city offers.

There is so much going in the centre of this  compact city, which makes exploring it on foot pretty easy with just a couple of hilly bits to negotiate.

Some tours can aim to finish at a good vantage point at dusk (other times on request) to capitalise on the golden hour over the city should the conditions be favourable. So the exact time start time will depend upon the time of year and your preference.

Group size 

Solo or with a couple of friends, associates or partners – max 4 participants


These sessions are ran on demand and subject to  availability for your preferred dates. Please note sessions run from September to early June only, please contact Glen here with your request or enquiry.

Edinburgh Photo Tour – The Sessions

  • Beginners to advanced with a camera or an iPhone.
  • Recommended focal lengths 35mm – 100mm ( full frame ) . Or just bring what you have.

These are fun, friendly and informative so you’ll definitely pick up some new skills and insights along the way. There’s also a chance to submit some of your images via Dropbox for review and critique after the tour.

The Half day Edinburgh Photo Tour (4.5hrs) starts in the west end of the city and finishes on the eastern end of Princes street at dusk covering around 4 miles. It features some of the most iconic sights in the city and some hidden corners. £175.00

The Full day Edinburgh Photo Tour (7.5 hrs  )  starts at the west end of the city and can finish either in the city, Holyrood Park or the Forth Bridges. It can also include a walk around  some higher elevations for great city scape vistas. The tour will allow time for  a refreshment or two –  a coffee stop  / typical pub /  lunch stop and covers up to 5 miles. £295.00

Technical help

If you need help – we are all on different points on the learning curve so if you’d like to learn some new skills thats ok.

Manual settings learn to take full control of exposure.

Exposure modes and Histograms using exposure modes (Aperture & Shutter) creatively.

Dynamic compositions   tips to tidy up and create more simplified and powerful compositions.

Good Light  knowing what to look for and where to find it.

Long exposure and low light working at dawn or dusk means theres less light around. We can use this to our creative advantage or just manage it correctly to achieve a positive outcome.

All tours are subject to availability – Please contact me as far in advance as possible to secure a date for a session. You’ll will be advised of the meet up point and instructions once booked.

Suitable for beginners and advanced photographers. If you have any questions  please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Recommend equipment and clothing 

Any type of camera that you are  familiar with. A tripod for dusk sessions if you have one if not let me know and I can provide one (and carry it).

Waterproof / shower proof rain jacket and comfy shoes  / boots* –

*If you opt for the full day session you may need walking boots / shoes for Holyrood Park if its been wet. Locations are weather dependant and itineraries may vary.

As mentioned Edinburgh is a fascinating city that’s compact enough to be explored on foot but a few steps and gradients will be encountered so comfortable  shoes are important.

Safety first

There will be plenty stops along the way and we’ll be following best hygiene and social distancing practices measures where appropriate.

Deposit £95.00 – please contact Glen to confirm availability.

Edinburgh Photo Sessions
Half day £175.00 (4hrs )
Extra person £35 ( max 4 )
Full day £295.00 p/p (7hrs)
Extra person £45 ( max 4 )
Deposit amount £95.00


  • Meet up in Edinburgh
  • Photography itinerary
  • Professional guidance and technical support
  • Q&A sessions ( if requested )
  • Post workshop online image review
  • Refreshments

Not Included

  • Meals or transport to / from Edinburgh
  • Accommodation

Lightstalker Highlights

  • Fully researched itinerary
  • Best locations around Scotland's magnificent capital.
  • Friendly guidance and support
Thanks for a great tour, I really enjoyed your company and found your instruction most helpful particularly regarding the way light falls on buildings. I will be certain to look for and try and capture said light when I’m next out with my camera.”
David Leck – Edinburgh session participant – 2019