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Have you just purchased a camera and need some help with learning your camera functions?

Want to take it a step further with Lightroom and Photoshop?

Need inspiration?

If you are thinking of purchasing a camera, I also give advice on what to look out for. eg aperture range, ISO range, shutter speed etc.

I can help, in a no pressure and caring environment.


I am available for private tuition by appointment.

Lightroom, Photoshop, and Studio lighting. (Held at Studio 541)

Photography - Beginners / intermediate / advanced. You have the choice of the lesson being held either at Studio 541 or (if weather permits - on location - Private workshop

If held on location, eg One Tree Hill, you will be taught your camera functions as well as practical exercises as we walk around the park. You will be given a booklet to take away, outlining and explaining what we cover in the lesson.


Tutor: Sonja Gardien 

Private tuition is $85.00 per hour 

Bring a friend and share the cost.

(Available for up to two people.i.e. $42.50 each per hour



  • Understanding ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture

  • Camera Modes: Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Auto

  • Drive Modes: single Shooting, Continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, silent continuous shooting, 10-sec. self timer, 2-sec self timer

  • Light Metering Modes: Spot, Partial, Centre-weighted and Evaluative

  • Autofocus Modes: One shot, Al focus and Al Servo

  • White balance 

  • Histograms

  • Exposure compensation

  • Use of ND filters

  • Different types of lenses and their uses.


       (Covered in additional lessons)

  • How to store and access your photos using Lightroom

  • Introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop

  • Advise on composition etc

  • Studio Lighting

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