Matthew Maran Photography

Hampstead Heath Nature Photography Workshops 14-19 yrs

Where:Education Centre, Next to the Lido | Email for booking
Workshop is free of charge. Book through Eventbrite link
Places limited to 8 per date
No Dates Available

Course Description

A one-day workshop providing you with a unique experience to engage with nature through photography. This will include group discussions, and an image editing and printing session resulting in each participant taking away an exhibition quality print of their work.

Whether you are a beginner or keen amateur this workshop will provide a framework of support for those interested in connecting with nature through photography. We will look at capturing shapes, contrast, tone, texture, and composition and get you to consider what inspires you and why.

Whether it’s the detail of a beautiful old growth oak tree, close up shots of the forest floor, or the spectacular grassland expanse with the back drop of the London skyline – there are countless opportunities to capture creative images on The Heath.

All too often digital images remain on computer hard drives or never go beyond a quick glance on a camera screen. This workshop will get you active with your images and encourage you to explore ideas and themes with an end product.


  1. 9.30am - 2.30pm

    The aim is to provide an environment to explore creativity and share ideas, take time focusing on a specific subject or viewpoint and have lots of fun in the process. After 3 hours photographing in a couple of locations we will return to the Education Centre for a working lunch - select images from the morning’s shoot and go through basic image edits in Photoshop before printing one image for each participant to take home.

What to bring

  • Bring some layers to keep warm as we’ll be out all morning photographing.
  • Wear suitable footwear and bring a raincoat. The workshop will still run if it is raining – I love the rain as it can really enhance the forest colours. If it’s torrential we will re-schedule the date.
  • This a digital photography workshop so make sure you bring an empty memory card and charge your batteries – I’ve learnt the hard way with this many times.
  • Bring a packed lunch, we will have a working lunch when up-loading your images. I will bring teas and hot water to keep us going during the photographing period.