CHRISTCHURCH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Understanding White Balance Photography Meetup

Understanding White Balance Photography Meetup

Sunday the 31st of October
Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 10.00am - 2
Ever wondered what photographers meant by White balance? White Balance is a interesting tool within your camera and it has the ability to either make or break your photograph if not paying attention. We will look at how it can change your photographs drastically and when to properly use it in different settings
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$35pp     8 places left
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Sunday the 14th of November
Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 10.00am - 3
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Wildlife Photography Meetup

Wildlife Photography Meetup

Sunday the 21st of November
Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park - 10.00am - 2
Nature lover? Then join us this coming Saturday, 21st of November for our photography meet up with Instructor Matthew. Wildlife Photography Meet Up in Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park @ 10:00am. We cover key settings and when to use them, the array of focusing methods available on your camera, using histograms to analyze photos in-camera as well as a constructive critique on compositions. All skill levels welcome! As always, the professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Street Photography  Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday the 28th of November
Christchurch Cathedral square - 10.00 am - 2
One of the most popular but also daunting genre of photography. We will learn the ideas behind Street Photography, abstract, modern, classic and many more !
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Motion Blur & Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)  Meetup

Motion Blur & Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) Meetup

Sunday the 5th of December
Summner Beach - 5.00pm - 2
Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) photography is a creative abstract style of shooting that has no rules – it all comes down to moving your camera over a long exposure.
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$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Motion Blur & Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)  Meetup

Motion Blur & Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) Meetup

Sunday the 12th of December
Summner Beach - 5.00pm - 2
Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) photography is a creative abstract style of shooting that has no rules – it all comes down to moving your camera over a long exposure.
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$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Black & White Photography Meetup

Black & White Photography Meetup

Saturday the 15th of January
Christchurch Cathedral square - 10.00am - 2
Enjoy some fresh air, great company and learn all you need to know about Black and white/monochrome photography in a sociable environment.
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$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Saturday the 29th of January
Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 10.00 am - 3
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
book now
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Street Photography  Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of February
Christchurch Cathedral square - 10.00am - 2
One of the most popular but also daunting genre of photography. We will learn the ideas behind Street Photography, abstract, modern, classic and many more !
book now
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Saturday the 19th of February
Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 10.00am - 3
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
book now
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Wildlife Photography  Meetup

Wildlife Photography Meetup

Saturday the 26th of February
Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park - 10.00am - 2
Nature lover? Then join us this coming Saturday, 26th of February for our photography meet up with Instructor Matthew. Wildlife Photography Meet Up in Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park @ 10:00am. We cover key settings and when to use them, the array of focusing methods available on your camera, using histograms to analyze photos in-camera as well as a constructive critique on compositions. All skill levels welcome! As always, the professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos.
book now
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT CHRISTCHURCH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.
New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month.
And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Christchurch Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.



We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.

REVIEWS
I enjoyed the way that Matt gave us challenges and let us potter off to get our photos. Having smaller group is great as we get more one on one time.
4/5
Diane du Faur
October 11th 2021
Very informative, thank you to Matthew.
4/5
Annette
October 4th 2021
I liked that the group was small, that Matt had good knowledge of what he was talking about. He was genuinely interested in helping us get better.
4/5
Diane du Faur
October 3rd 2021
The Black and White workshop met all expectations. Workshop format is good - setting challenges, demonstrating what to look for, receiving both group and individual guidance, and regrouping for constructive criticism on images works really well and Matthew proved to be an exceptional tutor
5/5
Sheryl Crase
October 2nd 2021
I really enjoyed this event. Gave excellent instruction, critique, and teaching. It taught me technique, etiquette, and responsible shooting habits. Would definitely recommend.
5/5
Christine Lloyd
September 28th 2021
This was a good introduction into street photography, Matt gave good instruction and feedback.
4/5
Gary Easterbrook
September 25th 2021
4/5
Janet Ainsworth
September 20th 2021
Very good course for a beginner, just what I needed. A good place to learn too as there's plenty to photograph. Matt's very knowledgeable and gave good explanations.
4/5
Daryl Mataiti
September 19th 2021
5/5
Joshua-Rey L Reyes
August 9th 2021
Great beginner course to learn photography basics. There was no pressure to take beautifully composed photographs, we just focussed on learning what all the buttons do and understanding how to achieve correct exposure. By the end of the course I felt confident that I could use the camera in full manual mode and be more artistic with my photo-taking.
5/5
Liz Cain
July 26th 2021
Was 100% great value and Matt explained everything so it was easy to understand
5/5
Jenny Heperi
July 25th 2021
4/5
Joshua-Rey L Reyes
July 24th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Matthew Musson
Originally from Derbyshire, England. I came to New Zealand when I was seven years old. In my last two years of high school, I did photography as an elective and I became passionate about it. I decided to further study in photography, and I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Post Grad Diploma in Creative Arts at Ara. In 2019 I was fortunate to be one of one of three students to be nominated for the New Zealand Student Photographer of the year award. At this present time my business revolves around photographing events/sports but I also distribute my Wildlife/landscape and creative art photography.