|Tony Woods is a retired, professional photographer, now living in Tavira. He is an award winning photographer with an international portfolio of projects that have taken him from the plains of Kenya to the rain forests of Borneo and on to the mountains of the Himalayas and beyond. Tony's close-up shots of wild animals are quite amazing and he has been fortunate to have been able to photograph some of the worlds most endangered species. His passion for photography has been with him since childhood and he has welcomed the many challanges that the new digital age has provided. Since arriving in the Algarve, Tony has been busy teaching photography and basic Photoshop. To see more of Tony's photographic work please visit his gallery or his personal website at www.tonywoodsphotos.com. Tony is currently Secretary of the Algarve Photographers Group.|
|Mary McClay was born in York, England. She moved to the Algarve in November 1989. Her main hobby is travel. She has visited over 80 Countries providing some interesting opportunities for photography. She is very much the enthusiastic amateur seeking to create the finished picture on taking! Mary is currently Chair of the Algarve Photographers Group. To see more of Mary's photographic work please visit her gallery.|
|Harry Davies In my early years I worked at Lime Grove Studios London for Gainsborough Pictures and Gaumont Britain, absorbing everything around me. Later I was with Stan Pavey, one of the best Directors of Photography in the industry. After returning from 3 and a half years in the RAF I did not return to the Motion Picture Industry, but I always retained the knowledge gained. Instead I moved to Jersey for a few years where a passion for antique cars and the arts took over. Returning to London I worked only for the Performing Arts and Fashion in my low profile studio built into my home in St John's Wood. Having always strived to advance my studio lighting techniques, I hope to implant some to my fellow members. On the other hand I am such an awful outdoor photographer and at 84yrs of age I hope my new found friends will also teach me a thing or two! To see more of Harry's photographic work please visit his gallery.|
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|Gordon Railton, originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England, was previously a press, industrial and advertising photographer, with more than 50 years experience. He was commissioned by various multi-nationals and also by the UK Central Office of Information, covering the Royal Family, ministers of state and other government work. He has photographed a variety of famous people, including musicians and sportsmen. Now retired to Sao Brás, he finally has time to enjoy the creative side of photography - "no more work, just take the camera and click...."! All Gordon's prints are pure photography; none are manipulated by digital means. Gordon is currently Exhibitions Secretary for the Algarve Photographers Group. To see more of Gordon's photographic work please visit his gallery.|
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|Christina Chaffey is a retired English lady who has lived in Portugal for almost 9yrs. She won her first photography competition aged 8yrs and has continued to develop and indulge in her 'hobby' successfully ever since. Her preferences are landscape, water and travel photography. She uses a Canon fullframe DLSR with little digital manipulation, adjusting contrast and saturation in the Raw file, keeping things as simple as possible in order to preserve the integrity of the photo. Her philosophy is to try to get it right in the camera. To 'capture the moment' and replicate it as closely to the way she saw and felt it at the time in the real world. To see more of Christina's photographic work please visit her gallery.|
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|Keith Boak is an hobby photographer who renewed his interest in photography on moving from the UK to the Algarve in 2003. He enjoys capturing images which reveal details which might otherwise go unnoticed, or a moment in time which perhaps will never be repeated. This could be spontaneous, un-posed images of people going about their daily activites, close-up or abstract images, or images which capture unusual patterns or lighting conditions. Rarely seen without a camera,he is making the most of the opportunity to learn from other, more experienced members of the group. Keith is currently website administrator for the Algarve Photographers Group website. To see more of Keith's photographic work please visit his gallery.|
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|Govert Sakkers was born in Ede, Holland in 1943- He made his career in the Dutch military. Retired in 1998 as a brigadier-general,Royal Engineers and left the Netherlands with his sailing yacht. Now he is living in São Brás de Alportel with his wife Eveline and a bunch of dogs and cats. He loves and plays jazz (fretless bass-guitar) and likes to develop his semi-tropical garden with more than fourty different palm species. Govert became a member of the Algarve Photographers Group in december 2010, having been a keen amateur-photographer from his early days. He works with a Pentax K10D DLSR camera and processes his images with ACDSee Pro 4. Only to adjust the overall quality, since he doesn't like extreme "photoshopping". His philosophy on photography is: "what you saw is what you get". To see more of Govert's photographic work please visit his gallery.|
|David Davies was born in Grimsby in the North of England. First carne to the Algarve 15 years ago and has lived for 10 years. Always had an interest in photography but was not active until he was introduced to digital photography at the Amigos do Museu Photo Club for which he has now bought a DLSR camera. To see more of David's photographic work please visit his gallery.|
|Veit Mueller has been living in the Algarve for over 30 years. He was a keen hobby photographer since he was a schoolboy and took his camera where ever he went. He used to own a Lighting Company in Germany and with his team he did the light-engineering for TV, Movie and Theatres. Later, after he sold his company he travelled for some years around the world by plane, sailing-boat or on his Harley Davidson. During that period he shot thousands of slides. 8 years ago he switched to digital and as a “Nikon-man” he is using the D-100 and D-90. He was happy to find a group with the same hobby and is still learning a lot on Photoshop. To see more of Veit's photographic work please visit his gallery.|
|Michael Voogel was born in the Nethertlands He entered the nautical academy 1963, at Den Helder and sailed as deckofficer and captain with Royal Nedlloyd until 1984, when he became a senior surveyor for the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate. He has lived in the Algarve since 2007. His hobbies besides attempting to take the one-in-a lifetime picture, are sailing, skating, classical music and jazz, walking, birdwatching and reading. He has been a photographer since his early sailing and travelling times and he joined the Algarve Photographers Group to improve his photo’s on his sailing blog for friends and family. He sails his sailingboat during the summer time, and in 2011 is in the eastern Mediterranean. As a result of his sailing addiction he is only a member of the group during wintertime, but greatly enjoys the friendly social atmosphere of the group as well as the opportunity to learn from the professionals involved. To see more of Michael's photographic work please visit his gallery.|
|Neil Adamson was born in Teesside, England 1947. He now lives permanently in the eastern Algarve near to Olhao. He became interested in photography at the age of 11 when he would photograph steam trains with a “box camera”. He later progressed to an “Ilford Sporty”in his teens. His first serious camera was an “Asahi Pentax S1a” using Kodak Ektachrome colour film it enabled him to take a greater variety of images. The industrial backdrop of Teesside provided plenty of interesting shooting opportunities. Today, with film being replaced by the digital age, he now works with a Nikon D80 camera with an 18-200mm lens. His main interest is “Outdoor photography” including wild life. You can contact Neil by: email:email@example.com or Mob:914321020. To see more of Neil's photographic work please visit his gallery.|
|Paulo Viegas, was born in Faro in 1978. Soon enough photography became an interest for him but he chose to try different ways to express himself in Art, like music and drawing. It was not until 7 years ago that he got the chance to invest in some photography equipment and began to learn through his own errors, getting some advices in tutorials taken from photo magazines and books and discussing with some friends who share the same passion. Fan of all the many types of photography, he does a bit of every style but has a special thing for nature and macro photography. Paulo Viegas has made some exhibits of his work throughout Portugal and in the present time he also teaches digital photography through workshops and short-term courses. To see more of Paulo's photographic work please visit his gallery. |
Paulo Viegas nasceu em Faro em 1978. A fotografia foi desde cedo algo que gostou, mas optou por se exprimir através de outras formas de arte, como pela música e pelo desenho. Há aproximadamente 7 anos teve a hipótese de investir em algum material fotográfico e desta forma começou a aprender através de tentativa/erro e através de livros e revistas da especialidade e também discutindo com amigos que partilham a mesma paixão. Fan de todos os géneros fotográficos, tem uma predileção pela fotografia de natureza e macro. Já fez algumas exposições do seu trabalho pelo país e no momento também ensina fotografia digital em workshops e cursos de formação..
|Ernst Neidhart, Born 06.17.1945 in Fulda, Germany I started my career as a typesetter (typograph) in Frankfurt/ Main. Married to Angelika N. und father of four grown daughters. As a graphic-designer I started my own studio "cre art" in 1970 which developed into a full service agency. This venture has been my main focus for the last 40 years. Check out www.creart.de. Photography has always spoken to me. 4 decades as a professional and licenced pilot has given me the opportunity to take aerial photos. That way the two hobbies connect. I’m looking forward to a few restful but active months in the Algarve, commuting between both countries.|
Ernst Neidhart nasceu em 1945 em Fulda, Alemanha e iniciou a sua carreira como tipógrafo em Frankfurt. Como designer gráfico criou o seu estúdio “ cre art” em 1970 ao qual se tem dedicado nos últimos 40 anos. www.creart.de. A fotografia esteve sempre presente na sua vida. Ernst é também piloto profissional o que lhe permitiu conciliar os dois hobies e fazer fotografia aérea. Ernst aguarda com entusiasmo os meses de descanço no Algarve em que espera serem activos viajando entre os dois países.
|Eveline Sakkers, was born in Gouda, Holland, in 1954. Worked as a teacher for 25 years and then left the country with her husband on their sailing yacht heading for the sun. Since 1998 she´s living in Portugal and dedicated her time to the "music-scene", playing on her sax and organising musical events, what resulted in creating a Jazz-Club at the Museum of São Brás 5 years ago. Eveline has little experience as a photographer, joined the club recently to try to learn more about taking pictures. To see more of Eveline's photographic work please visit her gallery.|
Eveline Sakkers nasceu em Gouda, Holanda em 1954. Após ter trabalhado como professora durante 25 anos decidiu deixar o seu país, juntamente com o marido, num veleiro rumo ao sol. Desde 1998 vive em Portugal e dedica-se à música, toca saxofone e organiza eventos musicais, o que resultou na criação do Clube de Jazz no Museu do Trajo, em São Brás de Alportel, que conta com 5 anos de existência. Eveline tem pouca experiência como fotógrafa, juntou-se ao clube de fotografia recentemente para aprender sobre esta arte.
|Sue Hall, was born in the UK in 1955. She studied for a History BA at Warwick University and then studied postgraduate Law at Birmingham University. She worked for IBM in the UK and spent three years with them in USA. She changed direction in the early 1990’s and headed up the European and International Unit for the Community Development Foundation. She then worked as a freelance Consultant with VSO in West Africa, the UN and the European Commission. She has worked in war zones and emerging Countries, which meant travelling a lot of the world. She has been happily settled in the Algarve for 3 years, growing vegetables, writing, taking photos and painting.|
Sue Hall nasceu em 1955 em Inglaterra. Sue licenciou-se em História na Universidade de Warwick e realizou Pós graduação em Direito na Universidade de Birmingham. Trabalhou na IBM em Inglaterra e trabalhou três anos para a mesma empresa nos Estados Unidos. No início de 1990 mudou o rumo da sua vida e iniciou a Fundação Europeia e Internacional para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade. Sue trabalhou como conselheira independente para a VSO na África Ocidental, nas Nações Unidas e na Comissão Europeia. Trabalhou em zonas de guerra e em países emergentes, o que a levou a viajar por quase todo o mundo. Mudou-se para o Algarve há 3 anos, agora o seu tempo é repartido entre a horta, a fotografia, a escrita e a pintura.
|Richard Camp, was born in the Isle of White, England in 1940. Richard grew up and studied in London and in 1957 joined the services of a British Bank where he worked for 5 years in the city of London before emigrating to Canada in 1962 and taking up employment with The Bank of Nova Scotia. During the following 42 years he worked at various locations in Canada as well as serving internationally, where 28 years were spent in the Caribbean islands and 2 years in Guyana, South America.He first became interested in taking photographs following acquiring his first camera in 1963 but has never had lessons or training in this area so took the oppertunity to join the group, where he has enjoyed the support and fellowship of other members.Richard is marrried to Zena and following a move from San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2004 they now reside in Moncarapacho Algarve with their 5 cats and 4 dogs.|