About Spectacular Edinburgh

Tom Foster is an Edinburgh-based photographer interested in sharing the beauty of Edinburgh and Scotland with the world. He has called Edinburgh home since 2008, and has always been interested in photography, constantly seeking to improve his skills and capture new and exciting images.

Tom has used a range of cameras throughout his career, including both digital and film, and currently shoots with one of Nikon’s top digital SLRs, the D850. He is self-taught, having learned through a combination of online resources and books, and believes that photography is a constantly evolving discipline with endless opportunities to learn new skills and take on new challenges.
In addition to his self-study, Tom has also completed a Photography Diploma at the Shaw Academy, earning full marks and a Distinction Award. He is dedicated to furthering his knowledge and staying up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology in the field.

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

Top 100 Photographers on the web - Spectacular Edinburgh Photography
In 2018 he was #81 on XXLPix’s Top 100 Photographers on the web.

In addition to his landscape and cityscape photography, Tom has also captured a wide range of events. These include charity events, concerts, engagements, and weddings. His work has been featured in numerous local, national, and international newspapers, showcasing his talent and ability to capture the essence of a moment.

Spectacular Edinburgh Photography in the Media

Outside of photography, Tom enjoys a variety of hobbies, including hiking, cycling, and playing squash and badminton. These activities allow him to stay active and explore new and interesting locations, further fueling his passion for photography.

Photographic Equipment


  • Nikon D850
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D7000


  • 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


  • Nikon SB910
  • Nikon SB600


  • Manfrotto 055XPROC3 tripod with Sirui K-40X ball head
  • SIRUI T-005X ultralight travel tripod with C-10S ball head
  • Manfrotto 190XPROB with 498RC2 ball head
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