Pre-Order ‘Mastering Sharpness’

I decided to create my course ‘Mastering Sharpness‘ to teach you the essential foundations for creating the sharpest images possible with your own camera. Click here to learn more about these tutorials.


Nova Scotia Photography Workshops 2023

For the first time in years, I’m offering two photography workshops right here in Nova Scotia. Will you be joining us? Click here to learn more.


Chasing Awe Ebook

I’m delighted to announce that the digital version of ‘Chasing Awe With Gavin Hardcastle’ is now available as an instant Ebook download in the form of a PDF. To learn more about this legendary tome of inspirational (some might say life-changing) wonderment click here.


Have you ever tried to fix a problem in Photoshop only to end up launching your laptop at the wall while foaming at the mouth? What you’re experiencing is a state that I call ‘ShopRage’.

Don’t feel bad about it. We’ve all been there, more than once. What you need is someone to guide you through the rage-inducing frustration of using Photoshop so that you can unleash its amazing potential for improving your own photography

Relax and breathe a sigh of relief because ‘Photoshop For Morons 2‘ is finally here.


I’m delighted to announce that my book is now back in stock since Grumpton saw the error of his ways and returned the books he ‘borrowed’. Learn more.


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


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’

Mastering Sharpness

The question I’m most often asked about my photography is “how do you get such sharp images?”. The good news is that it’s all down to technique, which I believe…

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Gavin’s course really helped me gain confidence with my camera! I’ve been using the techniques he taught ever since the workshop and I can see so much improvement in my photography. It was a no-pressure, fun afternoon and I’m really happy with what I’ve learned. Thanks Gavin!

Valerie Payne

I spent a morning with Gavin about 5 years ago to learn some shooting techniques and since has become second nature in the way I shoot. Over the past few months I’ve spent some time learning some photo editing from Gavin’s video tutorials and again, I really don’t see myself working on my photos in any other way from what I learned from Gavin’
Feel free to use the above on your site with my name. I hadn’t been to Sherman Falls for a couple of years and the last time I was there in Feb I got some nice ice shots. But, we have not had any real winter weather here in southern Ontario this year so there was no ice formations at all and no snow. Just the lovely shades of dead leaf browns, some green stained rocks and flat lighting. Gave me some really good water shutter speed practice. But after spending some time with them I couldn’t believe how the limited amounts of colours popped out from the photos and how colourful a dull photo could really be. I think it’s me getting a good grasp on layer masks and using multiply for colour enhancements. Once I found I was comfortable using them I don’t hesitate trying different adjustments knowing that they are so easy to correct if needed.

Tom Hayston

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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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