My New Course – Composition Made Easy – Chapter 2

After the success of  ‘Composition Made Easy – Chapter 1 – Finding the Shot‘ I was excited to step things up for my second chapter of this online photography course. I decided to head to the Canadian Rockies to film some high quality content for ‘Composition Made Easy – Chapter 2 – Tricks of the Trade‘. This chapter is all about those practical techniques that you can use when you’re out shooting with your own camera. These reliable ‘tricks of the trade’ will form a solid foundation for your landscape photography to help you create better compositions every time you head out into nature. Read more.

Milky Way Made Easy – Milky Way Tutorials

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.

Book Your One-2-One Photography Classes With Fototripper

A one-2-one sessions is the perfect way to turbo charge your photography skills, post processing and general photography goals. We’ll work together to improve not just your technique, but how you see the beauty around you and visualize your compositions.

Scotland Photography Workshop - Isle of Skye

Scotland Photography Workshop

Join my 5 day/6 night Scotland Photography Workshop in January 2021 and I’ll share with you my favourite shooting locations. If you have a passion for ethereal landscapes, the Isle of Skye boasts some of the most mysterious and magical places you’re ever likely to see. Rich in history and culture, the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highland will capture your heart like no other place on earth.

Mullafossar Waterfall, Faroe Islands Photography Workshop

Faroe Islands Photography Workshop

For landscape photographers, the Faroe Islands offer mind blowing scenery. Feast your eyes on spectacular waterfalls that pour off dramatic cliffs into the ocean, a hanging lake, ancient Saksun village, sea stacks and endless mountain vistas.

Vancouver Island Photography Workshop - San Josef Bay

Vancouver Island Photography Workshop – San Josef Bay

After inadvertently becoming the ‘Laurel & Hardy’ of landscape photography on Youtube, we decided to team up for our very first ‘Hardcastle & Gibbs‘ joint workshop in a location that is very dear to our hearts. San Josef Bay is one of the many jewels of Vancouver Island and both Adam and I have spent years studying this fascinating seascape.

Wild West Coast Photography Workshop with Gavin Hardcastle and Adam Gibbs

Vancouver Island Photography Workshop – Wild West Coast

The West Coast of Vancouver Island has a truly wild atmosphere that you’ll experience as soon as you set foot on this beautifully rugged coastline. Bring your camera and capture that beauty with instructors Gavin Hardcastle and Adam Gibbs for this spectacular Vancouver Island Photography Workshop in Port Renrew.

Private Photography Tuition

Want to learn about outdoor photography in your own private class? If you prefer the idea of one-to-one tuition, we can make that happen. Choose either half day or full day sessions with your instructor Gavin Hardcastle. We’ll go out on location to shoot some of my favourite locations here on Vancouver Island.

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Read What People Say About Fototripper

I travelled the 2 hours from Sidney for this workshop and yes, it’s a fantastic course which I highly recommend. Gavin is an excellent teacher and he gave generously of his experience and skills to everyone on the course. I learned several technical skills which I am very grateful for and which I believe will move me forward in the direction I wish to take my photography. Thank you Gavin, you are a real asset to the development of serious photography in this area and I will say so at every opportunity. Best. John McConnell. ( member of the Victoria Camera club)

John McConnell

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I spent an evening with Gavin while on Vancouver Island. It was well worth it. I am still a beginner when it comes to taking photographs. We discussed aperture, shutter speed, and ISO among many other things. He helped composed some pictures and what things to do to improve those compositions. He taught me and then had me teach him what I had learned. That helped solidify the information and he guided me as I taught him. I was not afraid to say ‘I don’t know’ when he asked questions, which he appreciated so he knew if I was grasping it. We took a lot of pictures and discussed them. He was patient and reassuring during the entire lesson. The entire evening was well worth it.

Bruce Chapple

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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