CHRISTCHURCH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 03 March
Hereford Street, Christchurch Central - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Matthew Musson
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
$43       4 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 17 March
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Matthew Musson
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$138       4 places left
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Sunday 07 April
Taylors Mistake, Christchurch 8081 - 8:30am - 2 Hours
Matthew Musson
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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$48      

Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday 21 April
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City - 9am - 3 Hours
Matthew Musson
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
$138      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 05 May
Kennedys Bush Road, Kennedys Bush - 9am - 2 Hours
Matthew Musson
Join an engaging and laid-back photo-walk where we'll explore a vast variety of photography aspects. From venturing into street photography and capturing breathtaking landscapes to revisiting architecture, mastering the beauty of seascapes, and delving into abstract photography, this event promises a journey of artistic exploration. Bring your camera and ignite your passion for capturing the stunning world around us.
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$48      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 19 May
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City - 9am - 3 Hours
Matthew Musson
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$138      

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Sunday 09 June
Hereford Street, Christchurch Central - 8:30am - 2 Hours
Matthew Musson
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
book now
$48      
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday 23 June
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Matthew Musson
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
$138      
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 in Christchurch .

  • 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 Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Very informative, well worth the money, Mathew who took the class was excellent.
    5/5
    Grant
    2024-02-26
    Mathew was a great teacher, god examples to help understand how the triage works. Class size was just right as well
    5/5
    Tracey
    2024-01-30
    A great opportunity to spend time with a small group of people and a leader. Matt guided us into feeling much more confident with our cameras. A stroll around the Botanic gardens - a beautiful setting plus the increased knowledge about the Exposure Triangle/Trinity. Very helpful. Highly recommend!
    5/5
    Kim
    2024-01-30

    Matt is pleasant, knowledgeable, informative and very easy to listen to. The location was good too.
    5/5
    Allan
    2024-01-18
    Enjoyed time and learnings of shutter speed, composition etc. Good size group, one to one time offered was good and all could learn from others one to one time conversations.
    5/5
    Angela
    2024-01-16
    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Matthew was very helpful
    5/5
    John
    2024-01-16

    Enjoyed the experience
    5/5
    neville
    2023-11-28
    It was great - gave me some confidence with a new camera. The small group size was great.
    5/5
    Catherine
    2023-11-16
    This course was excellent and highly recommended for beginners. Matt was a great teacher. Thank you!
    5/5
    JJ
    2023-11-16

    Very informative. Fantastic tutor. Would highly recommend it to others.
    5/5
    Chelsie
    2023-11-14
    Always great to have access to your thoughts and experience Matt. I thought I had the basics sorted, but good to realise had it completely out of whack...thanks for rectifying that (Manual not AV or TV). Good tips on the panoramas.
    5/5
    Dianne
    2023-10-31
    I really enjoyed this event, I feel like I took some awesome photos and feeling more confident with my camera...thank you so much Matt, you're a great teacher 😁
    5/5
    Jeanette
    2023-10-20

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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.
    PHOTOS
    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: New Brighton Beach, Christchurch NZ
    iso 1600 @600mm, 1/600sec @ f/9.0Last shot of the day
    Credit: Robert Austin
    Facebook: Robert Austin
    Instagram: little.river.photography

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-02-18
    Title or Location: Upper Riccarton Christchurch

    Credit: Robert Austin
    Facebook: Robert Austin
    Instagram: little.river.photography
    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-02-14
    Title or Location: Status of Unity, Gujarat India.
    I have been waiting to visit "Statue of Unity" since it's built. And got chance to visit that gigantic tallest Statue in the world in my last visit to India...And took this photo just before the light and sounds show, which is based on the life of " Sardar Vallbhbhai Patel". They play video visual on the tallest Statue.
    Credit: Pinkal Patel
    Facebook: Pink's Art

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: Travis wetlands In Christchurch
    Waking along and noticed this Canada Goose looking somewhat lost, as if trying to find his friends Camera Canon 90D 150-600 Sigma Lense
    Credit: Barry Turner
    Facebook: Barry Turner

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Rarotonga, Cook Islands
    There are lots of dogs just wondering around in Rarotonga. They also appreciate a beautiful sunset &128021&127749
    Credit: Guilherme Augusto
    Instagram: @ablinkforeternity
    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-02-02
    Title or Location: Botanical Gardens, Christchurch
    Trying out a new Canon 200-800mm len, using a Canon RP camera, Settings ISO 1250, 500mm, f8.0, 1/1250s. Went for walk in the Water Garden area, which has a brush area.
    Credit: Stephen Wilson
    Facebook: Stephen Wilson

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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