Matthew Maran Photography

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Kickstarter Campaign Launch!!!

Kickstarter Campaign Launch!!!

So excited to launch my first Kickstarter campaign today. We have 32 days to raise funds to get the book printed. It’s been 4 years in the making, spending countless hours roaming the Heath’s beautiful grasslands and forests, capturing ...

Autumn Scenery on Hampstead Heath

Autumn Scenery on Hampstead Heath

The change in season has brought about some spectacular sunsets. I’ve been spending plenty of time in the Parliament Hill area on Hampstead Heath where panoramic views of the city centre are magnificent. Here are some recent images including ...

September 5th 2015 Nature Photography Workshop

September 5th 2015 Nature Photography Workshop

After a drizzly start we had another great day out on the Heath and yet again the standard and variety of images was amazing. It was surprisingly chilly but the group got on with it and took some fantastic shots. I love seeing how differently each ...

A Moment With Nature

A Moment With Nature

Really happy to have my image of the great crested grebe battling it out with a crayfish and the story behind it in the September issue of Outdoor Photography Magazine. It’s hard to believe I took these shots over a year ago. Since then ...

Nature Photography Workshop on Hampstead Heath 14/3/15

Nature Photography Workshop on Hampstead Heath 14/3/15

There remained a chill in the air but we had a another beautiful day on the spring workshop on Hampstead Heath. Below are some behind the scenes images and participant photos from the day. The standard was amazing. Enjoy! If you are interested in ...

Early Spring 2015

Early Spring 2015

Spring seems to have come around quickly – I’m no longer dragging myself through mud and soggy grasslands searching for kestrels and green woodpeckers, wearing multiple layers and finger-less gloves. The warm sun provides promise for ...

New Year Kestrel images

New Year Kestrel images

In between Christmas and New Year my friend Henry and I headed up to the Heath on a beautiful sunny morning to see if we could find some kestrels to shoot. We were in luck! The deep blue sky provided the perfect backdrop for this beautiful raptor ...

Great crested grebes at Hampstead Heath

Great crested grebes at Hampstead Heath

I trained for a triathlon last year and did most of my swimming at the Men’s pond in Hampstead Heath. I noticed a family of great crested grebes swimming and fishing very close to all the swimmers and thought if I could get in the water with ...