David Wheater is a Scottish Photographer, based in Edinburgh, who specialises in taking photographs from all around Scotland and the city of London. David also runs Edinburgh photography tours and beginner photography classes in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hello and welcome to my website. I’m a photographer, teacher and tour guide living in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was born in the city in 1973 and it’s now been my home for over 46 years. Even after all these years, I’m still discovering amazing things about this beautiful city and I love nothing better than to share my knowledge and discoveries with guests and help them appreciate Edinburgh on a much deeper level through photography. Why not join me for a private Photography Tour of Edinburgh. I will show you my Edinburgh and give you a very personal and intimate tour of one of the most fascinating cities in the world … more
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Theodore Roosevelt once famously said that “comparison is the thief of joy” and, while I think this is excellent advice for life in general, I think it’s extremely important for photographers, but especially beginners.
There's so much to see and do in Edinburgh, that it can be difficult to prioritise those attractions which you absolutely must see - from those that can wait for another day. One attraction that I really think is a 'must see' is the majestic Scott Monument in Princes Street.
Based in the port of Leith, the Royal Yacht Britannia is one of Edinburgh's most popular visitor attractions. Whether you're a fan of the Royals or not, it's a fabulous place to visit and explore, with plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
Glasgow is sometimes overlooked as a tourist destination – but this is a big mistake! Glasgow has a long and fascinating history with some of the finest inner city architecture in the UK. The city has a new vibe and air of confidence, which is testament to its reinvention as a modern European city of culture.
One of my favourite places in the whole of Edinburgh has to be the Royal Botanic Garden in Inverleith. It's also one of my venues for my beginner photography class. If you're feeling a little stressed or frazzled - it's the ideal place for some peaceful, quiet contemplation, in amongst some beautiful, restorative surroundings.
St Andrew's Day is celebrated on 30th November, which is a day when Scots enjoy celebrating their unique culture and cuisine all around the world. Hereʼs everything you need to know about Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland and the traditions surrounding our national day. So here goes:
The evening of 25 January is Burns Night, celebrated by Scots the world over at Burns Suppers. The traditional format for suppers is a warm welcome, followed by the Selkirk Grace (a traditional thanksgiving), some rousing piping and the cutting of the haggis, to which Burns's famous 'Address To a Haggis' is read out.
Lately I’ve been noticing that there’s a bit of a herd mentality on Instagram these days. There’s nothing inherently wrong with people wanting to take pictures of the same thing, it’s perfectly natural, but what I do worry about is the lack of imagination some photographers apply to what they’re seeing. You must paddle your own canoe …
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Photography Class Reviews
“David is a very good teacher - amazing”
“From ‘auto’ to manual 100% of the time”
“Truly the best photography teacher ever”
“Lots of incredibly helpful tips on how to take great photos”
“Passion and enthusiasm for his work was infectious!”
“A wealth of information about photography”
“The pictures I shot with David improved a lot”
“The photos I took are amazing”
“It’s been a brilliant experience”
“I feel more confident”
Photography Tour Reviews
"Amazing tour - exceeded my expectations!"
"An excellent introduction to Edinburgh"
"Authentic Scottish hospitality!"
"Such great knowledge of the city"
"Getting to know the real Edinburgh!"
"Excellent photography tour and tuition"
"Lots of incredibly helpful tips on how to take great photos"
"Amazing afternoon, highly recommend!"
"Discover a different side of Edinburgh"
"Your knowledge of Edinburgh is amazing"