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Taking Better Photos Tours

2225 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-2997
+1 865-446-0546
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Great tours and instructions

My uncle and I took the tour and class through the Wyndham resort. Jim Eastin is knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
Phil H
Idaho Falls, Idaho
via mobile
fun day

very educational and fun. If you want to learn about the area, take a great driving tour thru the... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Dick F
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"Taking Better Photos" is a Smoky Mountain tour company specializing in historical tours in the National Park. We also partner with Gatlinburg Walking Tours Food tour to offer two unique experiences. At each stop on the photo tours, in addition to learning some of our local history from an experienced tour guide and story teller, we practice different settings and tips to improve your photography skills. Seeing the National Park through your camera lens, be it a camera, smart phone, or tablet, is a unique way to experience the park that very few people have the opportunity to do. For more information on the food tours, please see the page for Gatlinburg Walking Tours.
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26 May 2016
“Great tours and instructions”
12 Nov 2015
“fun day”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2225 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-2997
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My uncle and I took the tour and class through the Wyndham resort. Jim Eastin is knowledgeable and helps those taking the class to take better photos. This was worth the time and money.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 12 November 2015

very educational and fun. If you want to learn about the area, take a great driving tour thru the smokey mountains, take some wonderful photos, and learn how to take better photos using your camera this is for you. The meal was very good also.

1  Thank Dick F
Reviewed 6 November 2015

I used a groupon for me and 7 year old daughter to go on the "Taking better photos" tour. I am shy and was a little nervous starting out, but it wasn't very long before I felt right at home. We met a local restaurant...More

1  Thank Newlinsa
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Met Jim Eastin at resort orientation class. Was impressed and am very pleased I took his Shooting the Camera class. He starts with basics and makes learning really fun for all levels of photographers! He addresses cell phones, tablets, cameras, and accessory equipment. We bought...More

Thank tea247
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Excellent way to learn to how to take better photographs quickly. Rich demonstrates and gives you hands on lessons to learning about your camera and it's features. Class is very enjoyable!

1  Thank CPORetired
Reviewed 26 September 2015

What a great way to view the area. Jim had lived in North Carolina and was born in this area so he knows a great deal about the history and the area. A great option for all levels of photographers, especially great in helping with...More

3  Thank Shellqueen2014
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

This is the secon time we took this photography course with Jim Eastin. The class was exceptional, we learned things about photography, that allows us to actual take great photos. We then participated one of his Smokies National Park tours. We enjoyed the hidden treasures...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 15 July 2015

This is the second time we have joined Jim on the Taking Better Photos Tours, and enjoyed every moment. We did learn a bit more this time than last about taking better photos, and were pleased as to how much we recalled from the previous...More

2  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I really enjoyed this class with Jim. He did about a hour worth of teaching, and he broke it down so everyone would understand. We then ate lunch at Corinos. Afterwards, we went on a photography tour. He took us into the Smokies. We went...More

4  Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Colleen was a wonderful, enthusiastic & knowledgeable instructor! I was most impressed with how she broke down complex areas of photography into easy-to-digest nuggets that we were able to use immediately. It was a "beginner" style class, but there was lots of valuable information! They...More

3  Thank Debora S
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