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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!
next available date
Saturday the 25th of September 2021
Street Photography Meetup - 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 !
Instructor: Matthew Musson
$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
or Buy a Voucher as a gift
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.


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Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Saturday the 25th of September 2021
Street Photography Meetup - 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 !
Instructor: Matthew Musson
$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 2nd of October 2021
Black & White Photography Meetup - 144 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011 - 10:00am - 2 hours
Who isn't fascinated by the simplicities that black and white photography?
In this workshop we will learn how to use our cameras to photograph in B&W (plus other monochrome setting) and then what to look out for as we roam around the street of Christchurch.
Instructor: Matthew Musson
$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 17th of October 2021
Motion Blur Photography Meetup - Christchurch Cathedral square - 8.00pm - 2
In this meet-up we will be traversing around the CBD photographing long exposures of the different intersections of the different roads within Christchurch.
Instructor: Matthew Musson
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 31st of October 2021
Understanding White Balance Photography Meetup - 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
Instructor: Matthew Musson
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 14th of November 2021
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - 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.
Instructor: Matthew Musson
$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 21st of November 2021
Wildlife Photography Meetup - 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.
Instructor: Matthew Musson
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 28th of November 2021
Street Photography Meetup - 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 !
Instructor: Matthew Musson
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 5th of December 2021
Motion Blur & Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) Meetup - 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.
Instructor: Matthew Musson
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 12th of December 2021
Motion Blur & Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) Meetup - 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.
Instructor: Matthew Musson
$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Reviews
4.7/5 from 25 reviews

4/5 by Janet Ainsworth
20-9-2021
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 by Daryl Mataiti
19-9-2021

5/5 by Joshua-Rey L Reyes
9-8-2021
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 by Liz Cain
26-7-2021
Was 100% great value and Matt explained everything so it was easy to understand
5/5 by Jenny Heperi
25-7-2021

4/5 by Joshua-Rey L Reyes
24-7-2021
It was my first time attending an event like this. I learned a lot and had fun.
5/5 by Isabel Claro
23-6-2021

4/5 by Darran Stevens
20-6-2021
Good event
4/5 by Kevin Woods
24-5-2021
Thank you!! It was a great evening
4/5 by Gemma Verhoeven
23-5-2021

5/5 by David igoe
4-4-2021
Really enjoyable
5/5 by Dianne Kelsey
4-4-2021
Matthew customized his advice to the level of each participant. Was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would happily recommend this course and will attend future sessions.
5/5 by Helen Kissell
28-3-2021
Well organised Very good because each of us got help from Matt. I learnt things about my camera
5/5 by Monita Baird
20-3-2021
Really enjoyed it. Great host.
5/5 by Dianne Kelsey
20-3-2021
Matt was very helpful and patient. Gave great advice and tips . Weather wasn't in our favour so we didn't get the sunrise we had hoped for but Matt gave excellent advice on how to deal with the grey conditions we had
5/5 by Alison Emery
27-2-2021
Fabulous introduction to using more of my camera's features, good discussions for ideas and framing of photography.
5/5 by Rochelle Willis
8-2-2021
Interesting and informative
4/5 by Sue Titmuss
6-12-2020
I learnt a lot from the event
5/5 by Kevin Thomas
1-11-2020
Great for beginners Nice small group
5/5 by Andrea Wallace
19-10-2020
Matt was great, learnt a lot now just need to put it all into practice
5/5 by ANGELA FLETCHER
18-10-2020
The event was very engaging and matt was excellent in explaining the terms and function of each topic. Looking forward for the next event
5/5 by Kester apostol
14-9-2020
I enjoyed it.
4/5 by Jo Cosseboom
13-9-2020
Really good event and the hints and tips provided by Matt were really helpful. Would certainly consider attending another event.
5/5 by Stuart Taylor
23-8-2020

5/5 by Kester apostol
22-8-2020
 
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