About Spectacular Edinburgh
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 D850. 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.
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 . Tom has also photographed a number of events in the past, including charity events, concerts, engagements and weddings.
In 2018 he was #81 on XXLPix’s Top 100 Photographers on the web.
Tom’s photos have featured in many local, national and international newspapers around the globe.
Tom also enjoys hiking, cycling, squash, badminton, among other hobbies.
Tom uses the following equipment to take his photos:
Nikon D850, Nikon D800 and 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 and SB600 flashguns with Sto-fen diffusers
Manfrotto 055XPROC3 tripod with Sirui K-40X ball head
Manfrotto 190XPROB with 498RC2 ball head