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’

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 in Nova Scotia.

Read What People Say About Fototripper

Overall it was an outstanding workshop. We visited a wide variety of locations, from a majestic old growth forest to the dramatic rocky coastline of Vancouver Island’s Pacific coast. Gavin was an excellent knowlegable instructor who taught at a speed and technical complexity that was well suited to my experience and skill level. The combination of practice in the field and post processing sessions certainly helped me to develop my photographic skills and allowed me to capture some great images I’ll be proud to show off.

John Pischedda

I came into the course with limited knowledge and a new camera expecting to be overwhelmed by the photography jargon. I was pleasantly surprised with photographers of all levels and great tuition from Gavin. I took my skills from the basic composition of a picture to full advanced camera settings and digital post-processing in the space of 4 days! I would never have been able to do this without the workshop. As an added bonus you are in one of the most beautiful places in the world! I certainly now have the photography bug.

Would recommend Gavin’s workshops to photographers of all levels. Cheers

Matt Downing

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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