The Edinburgh Photography Tour

The Edinburgh Photography Tour. A private, 3 hour, history & photography tour of Edinburgh’s beautiful Gorgian New Town and Medieval Old Town. Visit a variety of iconic and off-the-beaten-track visitor attractions in Edinburgh while photographing all its sights and some secret gems. This is a private walking tour and runs daily from 12pm to 3pm. Suitable for both beginners & enthusiast photographers. All kinds of cameras & smartphones welcome. Book online today.

The Best of Edinburgh Photography Tour

A Private Tour for 1 to 4 people - 5 hours - £199

Includes a 40 Minute Sandwich Lunch & 20 Minute Coffee Break

Watch our video of some of the places you’ll see on this tour with David …

The Best of Edinburgh Private Photography Tour

Do you love photography? David will show you the very best locations in the city for fabulous shots. Tap into David's vast knowledge of the city and go home with shots, that'll not only impress friends and family, but that you'll treasure forever.

If you're a keen photographer, you'll be excited to be photographing Edinburgh. It's one of the most photogenic cities in the world, but it can sometimes be difficult and time consuming to work out the best locations. David can meet you at your hotel and guide you around all the city's very best photography spots - some iconic and some only the locals know about. Keen Instagrammer, enthusiast or professional, it doesn't matter what camera you use - smartphone, compact, mirrorless or DSLR, David will help you get the shots you want.

As well as showing you the very best photography spots, David, a local of 46 years, will share with you his very best photography tips and a little bit of history along the way. David is a twice Commended finalist in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year awards 2017 & 2018 and has an extensive portfolio of shots from around Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland. David also teaches photography and offers a class for beginners to help them get off auto and start using manual.

To book, ring David directly on +44 (0)7400 705 357 or fill in the form below.

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Tour Details


  • Enjoy the history & sights of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town and Medieval Old Town, while photographing all the sights, with David’s personal guidance.

  • A 5 hour private walking photography tour with David Wheater.

  • Price includes a 40 minute Sandwich Lunch & 20 minute coffee break for up to four people.

  • Flexible start times / we can also meet you at your hotel.

FIXED PRICE - £199 (up to 4 people)

  • £199 fixed price includes up to four people on a private tour.

  • This EXCLUSIVE, private tour must be booked in advance or telephone David on 07400 705 357.

  • DSLR Cameras are available to hire free of charge, but all cameras & smartphones can be used.


  • Meeting point is at Costa Coffee in St Andrew Square Gardens (see map below) or we can meet you directly at your Edinburgh hotel.

  • Flexible start & finish times. We can also accompany you back to your hotel.


  • Your camera (or smartphone) with spare SD card & batteries.

  • A sun hat and sun protection are highly recommended.

  • Comfortable, grippy footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather.

THE EDINBURGH PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR MEETING POINT - CLICK ON MAP TO ENLARGE. We can also meet you directly at your hotel if that would be more convenient.

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Edinburgh Photography Tour Reviews

Discover a different side of Edinburgh
David is such a genuine guy and so passionate about photography and the city of Edinburgh, that it's impossible not to have a fantastic time with him! His knowledge of the city is second to none and he showed us all the nooks and crannies and his favourite picture spots. Our tour was a very well balanced mix of background information, fun facts, photography chat and laughter! While my partner is a hobby photographer in the first steps of going freelance, I merely joined the tour with my mobile phone camera and curiosity. David did amazingly well at accommodating both our interests and giving us useful advice. We definitely felt like we were in the best hands and can't wait to spend more time with David during our next visit!
V. Schumann

Amazing tour - exceeded my expectations!
This is my first tripadvisor recommendation ever. For two reasons: either a tour was not worth the recommendation or already had plenty of - but not Davids (and that´s such a pity). The tour I had with him was outstanding (I can not imagine, any other vendor that provides you such a personal tailor-made tour). He showed me places I would have never discovered with a guidebook, but also visited some of the tourist hotspots. David is such a passionate photographer, you really feel he loves his work and the tours. With less effort (e.g. only changing the angle a little) the pictures I shot with David improved a lot compared to those I have taken. They are the favorite ones of my scotland holiday - I can´t wait to show them to my friends and family. To put it in a nutshell: The tour was absolutely worth it!

An excellent introduction to Edinburgh
I cannot recommend David highly enough. His passion and enthusiasm for his home becomes apparent as soon as you meet him. He guided me through so many beautiful and historic places that I felt truly privileged to be a visitor. He also gave me many recommendations of more parts to explore upon my return. This tour was perfect for my requirements - I booked quality time with a knowledgable photographic guide to enable me to create memorable images of my brief evening in the City. Thank you David!
Alison T

Authentic Scottish hospitality!
David has many interests and a broad knowledge of Edinburgh and the surrounding area, as well as his talents as a photographer and tour guide. Warm and welcoming, he knows how to share his city with you. I recommend him unreservedly. I booked a tour and it was a super discovery so I will book again. Go for it, learn to appreciate Edinburgh with Tours of Edinburgh.

Such great knowledge of the city
David’s photography tour of Edinburgh was fantastic. Such great knowledge of the city, we got to see many hidden gems. David’s passion and enthusiasm for his work was infectious! I’ve certainly learned so much more than I thought about my camera and photo composition. Can’t wait to sharpen my new found skills. Thanks David.
Louise & Mhairi

Getting to know the real Edinburgh!
Loved this tour! David is a wealth of information about photography, the city and its historical roots. I gained great comfort with my camera as well as capturing some lovely pictures of this city. Even came away with ideas for my next excursion in Edinburgh. Thanks David for a wonderful experience!

Excellent photography tour and tuition
I was given an old SLR this year by a friend who never used it. I found myself confused about how to get the right exposure using manual mode. I took the tour with David and he really helped me understand the camera and techniques for shooting subjects in low-light and back-light. David is a thoroughly knowledgeable photographer. His enthusiasm is fantastic. He is approachable and friendly and very eager to impart his love of photography. Give me a few months with my camera and I will go back and do the tour again! Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn about using an SLR and certainly for anyone who wants to photograph the best sites in Edinburgh.

Lots of incredibly helpful tips on how to take great photos
Almost all tours in Edinburgh are about sightseeing and the City’s amazing architecture. But they are definitely not about taking good photos. What makes this Edinburgh tour unique is that it is all about helping us take great photos. This is David’s niche. Highly recommended.
Patrick & Chee

Amazing afternoon, highly recommend!
David is an incredibly interesting and passionate gentleman who clearly loves Edinburgh and Photography. I learned the fundamentals of using my camera and enjoyed a lovely afternoon discussing the philosophy of life, interspersed with detailed chats about photography. I plan on touring Edinburgh again with David and would recommend him highly to everyone.

A great day out
Thank you for the tour last Saturday. It was a great day out and interesting to have a photographer's view on local sites. Your knowledge of Edinburgh is amazing and adds that little bit extra to the tour. Thanks for the guides. I hope to go out this weekend to practice what I've learned. Many thanks.

A huge difference to our photos
It was a real pleasure to meet you, I feel very lucky! We enjoyed your tour and photography advice. I think your advice re considering the foreground in our photography and the examples you showed us will make a huge difference to our photos. I look forward to reading the written guides you provided. Thank you so much, we really appreciate your guidance and generosity.