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Martin Smith

Edinburgh

I started my career taking photographs for my University newspaper before progressing to my local newspaper. I always had a head for Photojournalism so I studied again and graduated with an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the internationally renowned London College of Communication. My work has been published internationally in publications like The Guardian, Financial Times & Bloomberg.

I am currently working on my own long-term documentary projects; it means a great deal to me to have the time to get under the skin and develop stories with complex narratives and powerful messages. I have photographed in conflict zones around the world, but my heart always remains in my hometown of Edinburgh, with their walls that hold a thousand stories.

Languages: English

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SHOT BY AN APERTURE TOUR CLIENT ON A TOUR WITH Martin Smith

SHOT BY AN APERTURE TOUR CLIENT ON A TOUR WITH Martin Smith

A Great Tour For Any Type Of Photographer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I had an awesome time on my tour with Martin! He really ensured that the experience was customized to my preferences. He very kindly would hold my bag, carry the tripod, pass me my lenses and even held the umbrella over me while it was raining! We had a many discussions about photography in general and he had many tips and great advice to offer. This tour is great for any type of photographer in my opinion, so don’t be shy to sign up. It doesn’t matter what camera you have. As I go through the photos that I took, I’m really happy with what I got. I feel like I was challenged just enough, and my technical skills are being further developed because of this tour. The time flew by so quickly! I’d definitely recommend this tour. It was a great experience!

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SHOT BY AN APERTURE TOUR CLIENT ON A TOUR WITH Martin Smith

SHOT BY AN APERTURE TOUR CLIENT ON A TOUR WITH Martin Smith


A night photo tour of Edinburgh ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Martin was excellent. we met in old town Edinburgh and hiked the city taking photos. Martin taught us how to use different settings for taking out standing photos. it was much appreciated as we had a little knowledge but he was able to expand our knowledge even further. he was great, had a great personality and helped a lot. you need to take this tour with him. It was a blast. you will not regret working with Martin.

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SHOT BY AN APERTURE TOUR CLIENT ON A TOUR WITH Martin Smith

SHOT BY AN APERTURE TOUR CLIENT ON A TOUR WITH Martin Smith

Aperture Tour of Edinburgh: Excellent tour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Edinburgh is a beautiful city to visit and has many attractions to photograph. Going out on a tour with Martin was an excellent idea as his knowledge as a photographer and as a local made for a fantastic 3 hours. Aperture make booking these tours straightforward and from meeting Martin to the end of the tour was a complete pleasure.
Martin has a gentle but persuasive way of getting the best out of your photography. He is an excellent teacher who combined great patience with wonderful insight.  I can highly recommend this tour and Aperture Tours in general. They also have produced one of the best e-guides to photography I have ever read on their website.

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SHOT BY AN APERTURE TOUR CLIENT ON A TOUR WITH Martin Smith

SHOT BY AN APERTURE TOUR CLIENT ON A TOUR WITH Martin Smith

Excellent experience! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I almost canceled my Edinburgh Night Photo tour because of rain, but I'm so glad I didn't! Martin was an outstanding guide, mentor, umbrella-holder, and all-around good sport as we did our best to make the most of a rainy night on the streets of Edinburgh. Despite the rain (or more likely because of it) I got a few of my favorite images from two weeks in Scotland. I wish I would have had more time to add on a street photography tour to take advantage of Martin's fascinating experience in documentary & street photography. Thanks so much to Martin and Aperture Tours! I would highly recommend this to photographers of all levels!

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