Matthew Maran Photography

One Day Hampstead Heath Photography Group Workshops

Where:Hampstead Heath, London
No previous experience required | Bridge, Point-and-Shoot, mirrorless and DSLRs welcome | No smartphones | Age 16 and above
Places limited to 6 per date

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.

Click here to see images from previous workshops.



  1. 8.30am

    Meet at The Dairy for an early start to get the most out of the morning light.

  2. 8.35am

    Leave for a brisk walk to the chosen location and a chance to meet and greet group members along the way

  3. 9.00am

    Shooting commences - The aim is to provide an environment to explore creativity and share ideas, take your time focusing on a specific subject or viewpoint and have lots of fun in the process. I will be on hand to help and advise with any technical difficulties. We visit two locations which vary depending on the season.

  4. 12.30am-4.00pm

    Pack up and make way our way back for a working lunch and afternoon editing session
    Guided, basic image adjustments in Photoshop, group discussion and feedback, final image selection and printing.

  5. 4.00pm

    Workshop Closes