My New Book ‘Stories Within Stories By Gavin Hardcastle‘ Out Now

Copies of my new fine art landscape photography hardback book are now shipping. Learn more.


Canadian Rockies Photography Workshop 2025

Would you like to take your landscape photography to the next level while standing in front of the most impressive vistas this world has to offer? Where better to hone your photography skills than the Canadian Rockies? Learn more.


‘Mastering Sharpness’

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


Chasing Awe Ebook

I’m delighted to announce that the digital version of ‘Chasing Awe With Gavin Hardcastle’ is now available as an instant E-book 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.


There are just 50 copies left of my first book. Get your copy before it goes out of print forever.


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’

Panoholics Anonymous

Brent and I filmed the first phase of our upcoming photography course, ‘Panoholics Anonymous‘, which starts in Newfoundland. We’ll film the rest of this course in September while visiting the…

Composite Basics

In this Micro-course I’ve got a problem. My shot requires that I use a CPL (circular polarizer) but of course, the one I have is way too small for my…

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 anybody can…

Read What People Say About Fototripper

Overall another excellent workshop taught by Gavin. We started by reviewing the basic concepts of HDR photography and then proceeded outside to to practice. Under Gavin’s supervision we took several sets of bracketed photos with our own cameras and then returned to our laptops to process the images using a couple different HDR software applications. The instruction was clear and specific to our cameras, computers and HDR software. The cost of the workshop was well worth it. Thanks Gavin for another great learning experience.

John Pischedda

Lots of information on processing your Raw Files from start to finish. Different ways shown on how to make a average pic look really good. If you are new to Photoshop, this course will help a lot!

Ken Noble

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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