Biography

Tom Foster, Edinburgh Photographer

Tom Foster is an Edinburgh based photographer interested in sharing the beauty of Edinburgh and Scotland’s landscapes with the world. Tom was born in Derbyshire and has lived in Edinburgh since 2008. With an interest in photography from an early age Tom is always keen to develop his photographic skills and capture images of new places.

Tom has had a number of different cameras (both digital and film), eventually progressing to one of Nikon’s best digital SLRs, the D800. Completely self taught from Internet resources and books, Tom has found that (as with anything) photography is a constantly evolving discipline and there is always more to learn: new skills to develop and new challenges to overcome.

Keen on furthering his knowledge he completed a Photography Diploma at the Shaw Academy achieving full marks and a Distinction Award.

Being predominantly interested in landscape and city photography, Edinburgh is an amazing base for photography and allows for easy access to a wide variety of photographic locations. Tom set up the popular Spectacular Edinburgh’ facebook page in 2013 and has shared thousands of images of Edinburgh and further afield since then.

Tom has also photographed for a number of events in the past, including charity events, concerts, engagements and weddings. Apart from photography, Tom also enjoys hiking, cycling, squash, badminton among other hobbies.

Tom’s photos have also featured in many local, national and international newspapers around the globe. In 2018 he was listed as #81 on XXLPix’s Top 100 Photographers on the web.

Photographic Equipment

Tom Foster, Edinburgh Photographer

Tom uses the following equipment to take his photos:

Cameras

  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D7000

Lenses

  • Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD
  • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • Tamron 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3 Di VC USD
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8D
  • Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO DX
  • Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX

And for those times when the light isn’t so bright…

Flashguns

  • Nikon SB910 flashgun with Sto-fen diffuser
  • Nikon SB600 flashgun with Sto-fen diffuser

Tripods

  • Manfrotto 055XPROC3 tripod with Sirui K-40X ball head
  • Manfrotto 190XPROB with 498RC2 ball head