I was inspired to create this online photography course after one of my students emailed me and asked “Gavin, can you just teach me Photoshop as if I was a complete moron?”. I knew immediately I had a great concept for a series of Photoshop tutorials that would help people overcome the many quirks and annoyances of Photoshop and get them beyond the usual roadblocks to understanding how it all works. Learn more about Photoshop For Morons


Ever since I began my journey as a landscape photographer, I had a dream that one day I would publish my very own book. I wanted to create a book that would inspire other people to see the beauty in our natural world and perhaps to also chase that same sense of awe that so intoxicates me. Learn more.


Composition Made Easy – Online Photography Course – Chapter 3

So you’ve learned about the fundamentals of landscape photography composition, now it’s time to get creative and have some fun.

The best part about composition is solving the puzzles that nature throws at you while out in the elements creating your masterpiece. My latest online photography course entitled ‘Composition Made Easy – Chapter 3 – Form & Flow’ helps you to solve those puzzles in a way that’s easy to understand and apply to your own landscape photography adventures.

Learn more about Chapter 3 ‘Form & Flow’


Composition Made Easy – Online Photography Course – Chapter 2

Empower yourself with the know-how and capability to create inspiring compositions with your own camera and a deeper understanding of what makes a beautiful image.

This chapter consists of 5 practical videos (totaling 67 minutes) that show you exactly how I deconstruct my thought process while shooting in the field. You can easily recreate all of the steps that I demonstrate while you’re out shooting your own images.

Learn more about Chapter 2 ‘Tricks of the Trade’


Composition Made Easy – Online Photography Course – Chapter 1

When you want to create jaw dropping landscape photography images, you’ll find that the art of composition will improve your images more than any other skill set. Composition Made Easy is an online photography course that I created to help my students create the quality of images they’ve always dreamed of.

Learn more about Chapter 1 ‘Finding The Shot’


Milky Way Made Easy – Online Photography Course

After 5 months of work and a year of planning, Michael Shainblum and I are proud to announce our new online photography course ‘Milky Way Made Easy‘. This project has been a labour of love for both of us with Milky Way processing tutorials as well as ‘in-field’ tutorials showing how we get the shot. Click on the image below to learn more about this exciting new course.

Learn more about ‘Milky Way Made Easy’

Read What People Say About Fototripper

Gavin provides a lot of excellent instruction on how to get the best results from HDR Photography. As a novice photographer, I was able to grasp his concepts easily and process my images to produce photos that looked lifelike. A great method for landscape photography when you are having to shoot under conditions that may otherwise result in a poor overall picture. Thanks, Ken

Ken Noble

Product Designer, IDEO

I was impressed by Gavin’s landscape photographs when I saw them on.line, so I signed up for a class from him. I found out that he’s an excellent teacher as well. His method of teaching makes you experience the process by doing it yourself: making sure you understand how to set up, how to use the setting,for differnt situations and wants you to ask him at any time if you don’t understand. Thanks Gavin

Chris Soter

Photography Courses and Workshops

If you're looking to improve your photography or image post processing skills, this is where you're meant to be. My name is Gavin Hardcastle and Fototripper.com is where you'll find my Photography Courses, Photoshop Tutorials and Photography Workshops. I love to share free photography guides to some of my favourite locations as well as gear reviews and all manner of photography related adventures in the Fototripper Blog.

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