We are a multi-national group of friendly, enthusiastic individuals who enjoy photography and socialising in the sunny Algarve.
Members range from ex-pros, through keen hobbyists to casual snappers, and there's a difference of about 60 years between the oldest members and the youngest.
Most European countries are represented (and beyond), including the Netherlands, Germany,Belgium, France, Britain and Ireland.
The more experienced members are always willing to share their expertise with others.
Membership currently costs 30 euros a year. For that you get the opportunity to display your images in public at the Museum (at the 3rd exhibition following membership start), enter competitions and challenges, and to attend workshops and field trips. Trips out usually last half a day, sometimes longer, and once a year a longer expedition is planned involving nights away from home. A Christmas lunch and summer picnic are also part of the agenda each year.
The Group was formed in May 2007 by Peter Schilde,who had just launched a monthly Photography Course, and Gordon Railton who was holding an exhibition of photographs at the museum at the same time. The Group held its first exhibition in December 2010 when there were only 16 members, By the end of 2016, a total of 38 exhibitions had been held.
Photographers of any skill level are welcome to join us. Details can be obtained from:
Gordon Railton (English) +351 912 836 439 or
Veit Mueller (German / Portuguese / English) +351 917 812 421 .
Alternatively, you can use the "Contact Us" section of this website.
We are very grateful to the Amigos do Museu for their continued support and for the use of the Gallery for exhibitions, and meeting rooms for workshops.
Resources for members available on this website:
A preliminary schedule of future events
A list of past exhibition themes - the Hall of Fame
The current members of the Steering Committee are:
Mary McClay ------ President
Neil Adamsom ---- Treasurer
Christine Hill --------- Secretary
Gordon Railton ---- Exhibition Secretary
Judy Home --------- Events Secretary
Veit Mueller --------- Events Secretary
Govert Sakkers ---- Events Secretary
Roger Shrimpton -- Events Secretary