Matthew Maran Photography

Weekend Photo Book-Making Workshops

Where:Hampstead Heath
Places limited to 8 per date
No Dates Available
Hands holding a completed photo book

Course Description

Join Eddie Ephraums and Matt Maran on Hampstead Heath for a weekend workshop of photography, editing, designing and book making. This workshop will provide you with a unique experience to engage with nature through photography resulting in each participant taking away a beautifully crafted hand-made concertina book. Whether you are a beginner or keen amateur this workshop will provide a support framework for those interested in connecting with nature through photography. 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 with an end product in mind. We will look at capturing a range of images, explore themes and get you to consider what inspires you and why.


  1. Saturday 8.30am-4.00pm

    8.30am Meet at the Education Centre.
    8.35am Leave Education Centre for a brisk walk to the chosen location and a chance to meet and greet group members along the way.
    9.10am Shooting commences - The aim is to provide an environment to explore creativity, take your time focusing on a specific subject or viewpoint and have lots of fun in the process. Eddie and Matt will be on hand to help and advise with any technical difficulties.
    1.15am Pack up and make way back to the Education Centre.
    1.50pm - 4.00pm: Working lunch at the Centre - uploading session with guided, basic image adjustments in Photoshop/Lightroom, group discussion and feedback selecting images from the morning’s shoot. Begin preliminary layouts.
    4.10pm Workshop Closes.

  2. Sunday 9.30am-4.00pm

    9.30am Return to the Education Centre.
    9.40am - 11.00am Continue working on layouts
    11.00am - 1.00pm Sheet Printing
    1.00pm - 3.45pm Creasing,cutting, folding and gluing and finishing
    3.45pm - 4.00pm Feedback session/Workshop closes

What to bring

Bring a packed lunch, water bottle, good walking shoes, raincoat, fully charged batteries and empty memory cards. We do a fair amount of walking so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Bridge, point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras welcome. No smart phones.

Workshops are limited to 8 places.