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Read Gavins latest tutorials, gear reviews and free photography guides. Gavins shares his essential shooting techniques and top photo locations.

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Featured Posts

  • The Trona Pinnacles in California

The Trona Pinnacles Photography Guide

Few places capture the imagination quite like the Trona Pinnacles. Situated in Southern California just 10 minutes from the town of Trona, this otherworldly landscape of tufa spires offers the […]

  • Know Thy Camera - Be a Better Photographer

Know Thy Camera – Be a Better Photographer

Too much choice is a very bad thing. How can you really get to know your tools intimately if you keep changing your tools?

I’ve seen so many of my photography […]

  • Gavin Hardcastle - Photography Gear List

My Gear List

I often get asked about the equipment that I use to make my images, so I thought I’d put together a list of items that I use on a regular […]

  • Sony ATR II Release Date

The Sony A7R II with 42 Megapixels and 4K Video

My palms just got a little sweaty at the announcement of the new Sony A7R II mirrorless camera. As many of you may know I originally had a love/hate relationship […]

Free Photography Location Guides

  • The Trona Pinnacles in California

The Trona Pinnacles Photography Guide

Few places capture the imagination quite like the Trona Pinnacles. Situated in Southern California just 10 minutes from the town of Trona, this otherworldly landscape of tufa spires offers the photographer endless photo opportunities, day […]

  • Jasper National Park Photography Tips

Jasper National Park Photo Tips

Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada is without doubt one of the most impressive locations in the world for capturing dramatic landscape images. Things are just…. BIG! It’s as if he word ‘epic’ was created […]

  • Panther Creek Falls Photography Guide

Panther Creek Falls Photo Tips

You’d better pack some lens wipes, we’re gonna get moist with this one. Panther Creek Falls in Washington State is one of my all time favourite waterfalls. Not only does it offer a spectacular cascade […]

  • Dead Horse Point Photo Tips

Dead Horse Point State Park Photo Tips

A photography trip to Moab wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Dead Horse Point State Park. Like many of Utah’s spectacular landscapes, it’s been photographed a gazillion times but don’t let that stop you […]

Gear and Software Reviews

  • Gavin Hardcastle - Photography Gear List

My Gear List

I often get asked about the equipment that I use to make my images, so I thought I’d put together a list of items that I use on a regular basis along with a brief […]

  • High resolution panorama photography of portland japanese garden

How to Break Photoshop with Panorama Photography

You’d think that the amount of money I pay to Adobe each month give me a half decent app that stitches multiple images together to create a panorama, you’d be wrong. Photoshop collapsed into a […]

  • Sony A600 Review - Cambodia

Sony A6000 Review with Example Images

The more I use this camera, the more I love it. Here’s the scenario – I often shoot timelapse sequences with my main camera the Sony A7R (Read my Sony A7R review here) and that […]

  • eMotimo TB3 Review by Gavin Hardcastle

eMotimo TB3 Review by Gavin Hardcastle

I can count on one hand the number of times that I’ve made an emotional connection with a product. My ‘Incredible Hulk’ pyjamas at age 4 would be the first and the TB3 from eMotimo […]

Photography Tutorials

  • Know Thy Camera - Be a Better Photographer

Know Thy Camera – Be a Better Photographer

Too much choice is a very bad thing. How can you really get to know your tools intimately if you keep changing your tools?

I’ve seen so many of my photography students struggle to locate camera […]

  • How to Improve Your Landscape Photography Compositions

How to Improve Your Landscape Photography Compositions

If you’ve ever struggled with the art of composition in your photography, you’re going to love this article. I struggled for years to ”see the shot” until one day it just clicked. Since then I’ve […]

  • How to Shoot Star Trails Tutorial

How to Shoot Star Trails Tutorial

Photographing stunning star trails might be easier than you think. Once you understand the basic techniques and put your camera in the right position, the rest should fall into place. Here’s my rough and ready […]

  • Joel Schat Interview - Rock Star Time Lapse Photographer

20 Questions with Time Lapse Rock Star Joel Schat

Joel Schat is something of a legend in the world of Time Lapse photography. His inspirational ‘Heart of Vancity’ time lapse movie earned him huge respect and went viral. A nomadic traveller, he spends a […]

Photoshop Tutorials

  • HDR Photography Tutorial

HDR Photography Tutorial Part 2 – How to Pre-Process

Before you get busy with the HDR processing, take a few minutes to clean up your RAW files first to avoid enhancing any nasty little issues like chromatic aberration and excessive noise. These tips are […]

  • Photoshop Tutorial - How to Make Dramatic Black & White Landscapes

Photoshop Tutorial – How to Make Dramatic Black & White Landscapes

With this Photoshop tutorial video, It’s pretty easy to convert a colour landscape photograph into a dramatic, moody and intense black and white or monochrome image. In this tutorial I explain how to make the […]

  • Focus Stacking

Focus Stacking in Photoshop VS F/22 for Landscapes

I heard about focus stacking a few years ago but never took the time to experiment with it. A recent conversation with a fellow photographer about ’tilt-shift’ lenses prompted me to explore this fascinating technique […]

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