I am available for private tuition by appointment. 


Photography, Lightroom, Photoshop. and Studio lighting.


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?

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


Tutor: Sonja Gardien 

Private tuition is $80.00 per hour (Plus GST)

Bring a friend and share the cost.

(Available for up to two people.i.e. $40.00 (Plus GST) each per hour

Book in for 5 (one hour) lessons I will give you one additional lesson free. (one 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

541 Mount Eden Road

Auckland, NZ

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