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

Thanks Gavin! Great Instruction. Information was clear and easily understood, with a great relaxed atmosphere. Lots of encouragement with suggestions to further excellence. Really appreciated the tailoring of information with one on one instruction to all skill levels. Even if you are familiar with your camera and the technical settings there is still something for you.

Jennifer McAskill

Last Saturday Gavin held a Landscapes workshop in Bowen Park in Nanaimo. The workshop was intended for beginners and not so beginners, it was a good mix. Gavin’s knowledge, patience, enthusiasm and willing to help one by one to obtain superb photos made this workshop highly recommend, I am very pleased with the results, finally I will have good use of all the functions and settings in my camera! Thanks again! Ozzie

Ozzie Batallas

Graphic Designer, Apple

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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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