I earn a living as a 3D Visual Effects Supervisor and specialise in Motion Capture for the Film and Television Industry. My passion for photography started in Art School when I studied Graphic Design and had Photography as a subject. As I live in South Africa, unspoilt wide open spaces and breathtaking wildlife is always just a road trip away.
I am especially interested in Nature photography, Astrophotography; Macro photography, and Stapeliads (a type of succulent mainly found in the arid regions of Southern Africa).
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Note: All my photographs are Copyrighted.
Most photos are available under a "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs" License, but Licensing of selected photos are managed via Getty Images, iStockphoto and Biosphoto.
I can be contacted regarding my photographs via my web site form below:
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My Flickr Photo Sets:
Martin Heigan - Flickr Photo Sets
"Namaqualand and the Richtersveld - Nature's Spectacular Canvas"
"South Africa - Hidden Treasures of Nature"
My Nature Photography Gallery via FlickeFlu:
Nature Photography Gallery
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Photos of Martin_Heigan (2)
- Nikon 200-500 5.6 VR 18,124 photos, 558 members
- Nikkor 200-500 mm f/5.6E ED VR FRANCE 11,099 photos, 400 members
- Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR 82,258 photos, 3,155 members
- 1000 faves & more (Excellence group) - (No Group Limit) 7,582 photos, 934 members
- NIKON D750 CLUB 429,976 photos, 13,490 members
- D750 nikon 217,501 photos, 5,019 members
- Beautiful Realm (Admin. Invite) 18,952 photos, 1,318 members
- Volvo XC90 286 photos, 19 members
- Photos not chosen by algorithms 935 photos, 724 members
- Best Of Breed - High Quality Photos & Purebred Dogs 634 photos, 48 members
- All Purebred Dogs (Post 1, Award 1) 9,917 photos, 1,089 members
- Cool Shar Pei's 33 photos, 4 members
- Rietvlei Nature Reserve 905 photos, 84 members
- Nature Nerds 36,595 photos, 3,058 members
- Simply the best photography 1,053 photos, 782 members
- D500 Club 95,591 photos, 2,587 members
- Nikon D500 In Action 18,254 photos, 374 members
- The Group; Our Beautiful Nature ( Post 1 \ Award 2 ). 2,798 photos, 520 members
- PLANET EARTH FLOWERS 79,908 photos, 2,033 members
- Equirectangular 23,325 photos, 3,667 members
- Microcosmos 4,039 photos, 184 members
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- Botanical Morphology and Anatomy 3,460 photos, 386 members
- Microphotography as beautyful Art 2,021 photos, 72 members
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- microscope 6,871 photos, 442 members
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- #1 GOLD WILDLIFE/ Post 1 - Award 2 (P2-A4) with AWARD CODE! 156,887 photos, 8,472 members
- QHY CCD Astrophotography 2,655 photos, 233 members
- You've been Flickerd! 2,650 photos, 188 members
- AAPOD Submissions 1,217 photos, 84 members
- Fossils , Minerals And Rocks Group 1,884 photos, 213 members
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- Pictures Of The International Space Station (ISS) 4,072 photos, 995 members
- Amateur Telescopes 794 photos, 93 members
- Astronomy 24/7 4,680 photos, 107 members
- Night Skies with the iOptron Skytracker 212 photos, 55 members
- iOptron Skytracker Users 351 photos, 86 members
- Bizarre Botany 1,012 photos, 46 members
- MOUNTAIN 175,651 photos, 12,846 members
- MACRO MONDAYS 163,020 photos, 13,897 members
- THE IMAGINATIVE CAMERA 298,669 photos, 6,517 members
- Natural variety / fauna - flora - sceneries 52,049 photos, 952 members
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- Science and Nature 2,604 photos, 53 members
- Milky Way - Photography 1,691 photos, 693 members
- through the telescope 441 photos, 118 members
* Hi Tech Bio * says:
"I always consider my shelf blessed for living in such a wonderful place to see succulent plants; once I saw Martin's photos I was transported to succulent heaven, he captures the beauty of this plant right were they live!!! I just wanted to say "GRACIAS" for letting me know a place I only dreamed of..."
February 17th, 2007
Nicolas Moulin (Nimou) says:
"Unas de las mejores paginas sobre flores.
Ademas de buena calidad, vienen las fotos identificadas.
Un trabajo no tan solo de fotografiar pero tambien de identificacion.
Una pasion de fotografo que se siente viendo las fotos una despues de la otra."
September 2nd, 2006
"There's little doubt Martin's photos of stapeliads are amongst the finest photos for this group of plants available on flickr.com, and certainly they are some of the best I've seen anywhere. Simple, elegant and beautiful he manages to brings out the magnificent in these already stunning flowers.
I look forward to further additions by this photographer."
June 2nd, 2006
- Martin Heigan
- May 2006
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- I am:
- 3D Visual Effects Supervisor / Photographer