CHRISTCHURCH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Wildlife Photography Meetup

Wildlife Photography Meetup

Saturday the 2nd of July
Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Wildlife Photography is one of my favourite genre of Photography. In this meet up we will take a walk through the wetlands areas photographing the different species of New Zealand Fauna. Learning how to photograph fast moving birds and more artistic shots
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$39pp     only 6 places left
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Saturday the 23rd of July
Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 9:00 am - 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.
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$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Saturday the 13th of August
Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 9:30am - 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
$125pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Black & White Photography Meet Up

Black & White Photography Meet Up

Saturday the 3rd of September
Christchurch Cathedral square - 10:00am - 2 hours
This weekends Christchurch Photography Meet Up Theme will be Black and White. Come down to the CBD with like minded photographers where we will go on a photo walk through the Christchurch City Central but only using Black and White on our cameras !.
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$39pp     7 places left
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
It was great I discovered how to use my camera off auto for the first time. The instructor was very helpful and made sure you understood the dynamics of takings a photo and adjusting your camera to the settings
5/5
Jose Martinez
June 19th 2022
It was great I discovered how to use my camera off auto for the first time. The instructor was very helpful and made sure you understood the dynamics of takings a photo and adjusting your camera to the settings
5/5
Jose Martinez
June 19th 2022
Really helpful, and relaxed, would recommend this class.
5/5
Sharlene Griffiths
June 19th 2022
5/5
Katherine Deacon
June 12th 2022
It was fun and relaxed. Well organised and Matt was very conscious of making sure everyone felt safe and questions answered.
4/5
Katherine Deacon
May 25th 2022
Great opportunity to walk around taking photos, thanks😁
4/5
Justin Blakie
May 23rd 2022
I have now been to several of these events. They are always a geat chance to meet up, take some long exposure pics (in this instance) , and receive helpful advice and tips from Matt - a tutor who really knows his stuff.
5/5
Tony Biddington
May 22nd 2022
I really enjoyed this event and the small group size, it meant that we each got some one on one time to ask questions and check we understood each of the settings we learnt about in order to move to manual mode. I feel a lot more confident now exploring the settings on my camera and using manual mode for taking photos.
5/5
Jamie Ivory
May 7th 2022
Very good.
5/5
Dave Paterson
April 24th 2022
Casual meet rather than a workshop. Good way to bounce off ideas of eachother
4/5
Kathryn Bamber
April 13th 2022
Enjoyable meet up. Communication prior to the event was excellent. Matt explained the basics well, was very approachable and provided some excellent problem solving advice.
4/5
Rebecca Low
April 12th 2022
Great meet up with lots of learning opportunities. Great communication from Matthew as to the venue, weather forecast and meeting point
5/5
Tony Biddington
April 11th 2022
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.