Harry Potter Photography in Edinburgh

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Want to add a little magic to your photography? Then join us in Scotland and discover the darker side of Edinburgh on this Harry Potter themed photo walk.

This Edinburgh photo walk is led by Stephen Walton, iPhotography’s Head Tutor, with nearly 20 years of professional experience to help you to improve your photos – without the need of a spell book!

Image: Edinburgh, former home of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling

What's the Route?

This Harry Potter photo walk will take you through some of the iconic sites of Edinburgh which were inspiration for JK Rowling’s stories as well as other dark and moody spots. Starting off at the Ross Fountain we’ll head to the old side of the city passing by;

  • The New Steps
  • St Giles’ Cathedral
  • The Royal Mile
  • Victoria Street (part-inspiration for Diagon Alley)
  • Candlemaker Row
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (the grave site of Thomas ‘Tom Riddle’ Riddell)
  • Cowgate
  • Cockburn Street
  • The Balmoral Hotel


Full details of the route will be included in a confirmation email when you reserve your spot.

Diagon Alley at night in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando, Florida, USA.victoria street, built between 1829-34 as part of a series of improvements to the Old Town, with the aim of improving access around the city

What Do I Need to Bring Along?

It doesn’t matter what camera equipment you have. During the photo walk, your tutor Stephen Walton, can show you what settings to use and when to make the most of a moment. It’s a good idea to pack light with room for snacks and water.

Bring along a couple of memory cards and a spare battery too. It’s up to you if you want to take your tripod and lens filters, simply consider the location and the weather on the day.

Choose some comfy walking shoes, though we’re sure to have a break at a cafe eventually! 

How Long Does a Photo Walk Last?

Our Edinburgh photo walk lasts approximately 6 hours following a pre-designated route (subject to slight changes) specifically designed to pass amazing photo opportunities.

Along the walk, you can chat to fellow photographers and find out a little more about what they enjoy shooting. It’s a great way of making photo friends if you normally shoot alone.

Most of the photography will focus on the historic and darker side of Edinburgh’s relationship with Harry Potter amongst other things.


Date: Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Min Group Size: 4 (walks may be cancelled if the minimum group size is not met).

Time: 10am – 4pm

Accessibility: Suitable for All

Also Included: Virtual Editing Session

Also included in this event is a private online editing session with your group and tutor. The date for this 1-hour class will be arranged after the event and be hosted via Zoom. You can show off your shots, get editing tips and get feedback from others.

Reserve Your Spot for this Photo Walk

Harry Potter Photography Walk
+ Virtual Editing Session
22nd May 2024

Price: £95

You must be over 18 to book a photo walk. Pay in full or spread the cost with PayPal Pay Later

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