Photography Workshops & Classes


Photography Training
Private Tutoring

My photography classes are tailored to where participants are at, and are extremely hands-on.
The number of participants is intentionally kept low so that you will be assured of personal attention.

They're jam-packed full of practical how-to's.
You'll leave with your head buzzing, full of inspiration and ideas,
and armed with knowledge to take you to the next level in your photographic journey.

Private tutoring at my kitchen table is a fantastic option for some intensive, one (or two) on one time with me,
to work with you exactly where you're at.

I'm based in Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
but it's possible to work via skype or zoom for one-on-one photography tutoring in other locations.

Scroll down for upcoming workshops and private tutoring options.

More classes coming soon - watch this space!
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contact me to find out more.

    One on One Tutoring:

Private tutoring allows me to work directly with you,
exactly where you're at in your photography journey,
to help take you to where you want to go.

Whether you have a DSLR or a point-and-shoot,
we'll get your camera set up for you
(all those mysterious lines in the camera menu!)
and we'll work through what you most want to know.
If time allows, we'll even go out together to practice a range of relevant shooting scenarios.

2 hours  
$195 for one person / bring a friend - $165 each

Full day (6hrs):  $490 for one person / bring a friend - $650 for 2 people
(includes lunch & morning tea)

contact me for more details and latest dates


... I will be in contact again soon as I'm already itching to have more time with you!

- Kay Bradley



                      Beginner Basics Photography Workshop
Do you own a DSLR (a digital camera with removable lens), but use it like a point-and-shoot?
Then I've designed this course especially for you!

I'll work with you to unlock the mysteries of your camera,
and take you from driving your camera like a Toyota, to enjoying it more like a Ferrari!
I'll coach you from shooting in program mode, to being comfortable in manual mode.

You will learn how to use ISO, aperture, shutter-speed, focal length, light manipulation,
and basic composition techniques to deliberately & intentionally create images that wow!

Next date:   To be confirmed     contact me for further details

9.30am - 3.30pm

Maximum group size of 6
to ensure personalised attention

Richmond, Nelson, NZ
Sandra Johnson Boutique Photography-6880-794


       LIGHT PAINTING  Photography Workshop
You'll need a camera you can set to manual, with a lens that can be set to manual focus, for this fun evening workshop
(and a tripod would be super handy if you can access one).

You'll learn to CREATE images in the dark, 
while learning so much about making your camera work for you!
You'll discover bulb mode, manual focus, and more,
while using torches, gels, sparklers and spark poi.

We'll also take a quick look at ASTRO photography if the stars are out!

Next workshop:  To be confirmed     contact me  for details
7 - 9.30pm

Maximum: 5 participants


Early Bird Special:    just $65


Just like the big dollops of endorphins I get from Seido karate and running,
taking photographs is soul-food for me - capturing a moment, something beautiful,
birds, animals, the sea and the sky ... it's all therapy!
But I muddle my way through when it comes to the technicalities of my Rolls Royce of a camera!
So, last night this happened ....!
With a little group of keen photographers, I did my best to soak up all that photographer Sandra Johnson
could share with us in just a couple of hours - and boy, it went by quickly!
The best bit was heading out into the night to play in the park.
SO much fun!
Thanks for the Light Painting Photography Workshop, Sandra Johnson Boutique Photography!
- Victoria Clark

contact me to find out more!

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      Other Tutoring Topics:
Confident Beginners   

Impressionism (AKA:  'Blurry Shit')  

Lightroom Basics    

Smoke photography   

Posing 101       

contact me for more details and to reserve your spot!