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’

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.

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

Hi Gavin – I have to say how much I enjoyed the workshop on Image Post Processing. I came away feeling much more confident and ready to tackle Photoshop head on. You are a terrific teacher with so much knowledge to share. I’d write more but I’m now going to open Photoshop to work at remembering all I learned yesterday!!! Look forward to much more participation in the future. Thanks for everything. Shelley H.

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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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