About Spectacular Edinburgh

Tom Foster is an Edinburgh-based photographer interested in sharing the beauty of Edinburgh and Scotland with the world. Tom was born in Derbyshire and has lived in Edinburgh since 2008. With 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 D850. 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.

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.

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

Tom has also photographed a number of events in the past, including charity events, concerts, engagements and weddings.  Tom’s photos have been featured in many local, national and international newspapers around the globe.
Tom also enjoys hiking, cycling, squash, badminton, among other hobbies.

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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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