For the month of June, I’m offering a massive discount on my signed 11″x14″ prints made in my very own Vancouver Island print lab Unicornlabs. You can purchase individual fine art prints or the entire ‘Seasons V1 Print Collection‘. Learn more.


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’

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

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

I was impressed with the workshop, in part because of all the highlights mentioned in other reviews, but also because Gavin’s questions and instruction forced me to get reacquainted with my camera. I quickly realized I’d been getting too comfortable using the same old shooting modes, and Gavin put me back in touch with manual shooting, using some techniques that I’d never tried once I made the switch to digital photography. I’ve already used zoomed in “Live View” focusing, for instance, to produce some beautifully sharp images in less than ideal conditions. The cost of the workshop was money well spent, and it was a pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable and personable instructor.

Pat Nicklin

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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