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’

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.

Visual Flow - The Composition Ebook from Ian Plant

Visual Flow: Mastering the Art of Composition by Ian Plant

I got my hands on a copy of the ‘Visual Flow’ e-book by award winning photography Ian Plant and I thought I’d post a review with my thoughts.

The ‘Visual Flow – Mastering the Art of Composition’ e-book focuses purely on composition in photography and I think it’s a MUST read for photographers of all levels.

Read What People Say About Fototripper

Well I guess that puts an end to my cartoon looking HDR photos. Now I can process them so you are not sure if they are HDR or not which looks way better. Look out Gavin, you might have some new competition! Great course, excellent teacher that is truly passionate about what he does and the workshop was fun.

Derek Bissell

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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