No matter how spectacular the scenery may be, without the ability to compose a compelling work of art, you may be missing those golden photo opportunities that could take your portfolio to new heights.

That’s where the ‘Composition Made Easy Bundle‘ comes to the rescue. At long last, you can now download my online photography courses for composition in one hugely discounted bundle. Click here to learn more.


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’


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’

Gavins Milky Way Lightroom Presets

Gavins Milky Way Lightroom Presets

Speed up your workflow and download my 50 Lightroom presets for Milky Way photography.

I’ve done all of the heavy lifting for you by creating presets of all the repetitive tweaks that are essential when processing images of the Milky Way.
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Order right now and you’ll be able to download ‘Gavins Milky Way Lightroom Presets’ right away.

Read What People Say About Fototripper

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

I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to go beyond Lightroom in post processing. Photoshop had always seemed confusing and frustrating for me. Gavin is an excellent teacher who has the ability to simplify the confusing parts and walked me through step by step until I felt confident in all the steps -from Bridge to Camera Raw Processing to Photoshop layers and back to saving for print or web. Besides being a very patient and positive instructor with a genuine desire to share his knowledge and skills, he has a great sense of humour that makes learning fun.

Rebecca Simrose

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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