CHRISTCHURCH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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 !
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$35pp     10 places left - 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.
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$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.
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$35pp     9 places left
Astrophotography Session

Astrophotography Session

Sunday the 6th of March
Birdling Flat's Beach - 10:00 pm - 2 hours
Grab your cameras and let's explore astrophotography. What can be more exciting, peaceful and totally amazing than learning how to master the art of capturing the stars ?
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$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Sunday the 13th of March
Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 10:00am - 3 hours
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
Architectural Photography Meetup

Architectural Photography Meetup

Sunday the 20th of March
Christchurch Cathedral square - 10:00am - 2 hours
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it’s your home or on holiday. We’ll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Sunday the 3rd of April
Birdling Flat's Beach - 10:00pm - 2 hours
Grab your cameras and let's explore astrophotography. What can be more exciting, peaceful and totally amazing than learning how to master the art of capturing the stars ?
book now
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Sunday the 17th of April
Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 10:00am - 3 hours
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

Sunday the 24th of April
London Street, Lyttelton - 10:00am - 2 hours
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
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
Excellent=5 Great preparation, communication, advice. Took us to places I hadn?t visited before. Great advice on settings etc. gave us all time to take pics. Spent time with all of us. Also I liked how there were challenges, to motivate and inspire us. Also it reinforced good photo ideas and techniques I?d give a 5 for excellent
/5
Monita Baird
January 15th 2022
Excellent=5 Great preparation, communication, advice. Took us to places I hadn?t visited before. Great advice on settings etc. gave us all time to take pics. Spent time with all of us. Also I liked how there were challenges, to motivate and inspire us. Also it reinforced good photo ideas and techniques I?d give a 5 for excellent
/5
Monita Baird
January 15th 2022
I really enjoyed this event. Just the right balance of talk, and a generous amount of time to go off and practise. Clear instructions about where to meet up again, and time. And we all managed to!
5/5
Liz Espin
January 15th 2022
I would give it a 5. Well prepared, lots of help and useful information with enough time to go off an experiment with our own photos. Lots of enthusiasm shown towards the workshop and it?s subject as well. Could show me spots where I have never been before. Taught me things re exposure I haven?t tried. So I learnt a lot. Challenges provided were also a great idea to have a purpose for taking shots. Not just take any shots. For example, look for patterns, textures, go abstract, look for contrasting light. Tell a story.
/5
Monita Baird
January 15th 2022
Most worthwhile. This was my first group get together and already looking forward to the next. Lots of chances to try things out and heaps of feedback privided
5/5
Tony Biddington
January 15th 2022
New experience. Really happy about the event
5/5
Chinthaka Tennakoon
December 14th 2021
Great event, I love attending these events with Matthew. He is very attentive, and gives very positive critique. A very personable guy and with a wealth of knowledge that he is willing to share in a very understandable manner.
5/5
Christine Lloyd
November 23rd 2021
It was a wonderful event and experience. Matthew is really good teacher and he guided us properly,
5/5
Chinthaka Tennakoon
November 21st 2021
It was really great. I was really enjoying it. Matthew is really good and I learned lot from him.
5/5
Chinthaka Tennakoon
October 31st 2021
Really enjoyed it.
5/5
Calum Gareth Fitzwater
October 31st 2021
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
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.