I’m Tony I'm 83 years young, semi-retired, and I live with my wife Barbara in Northolt, west London I have been a photographer for over 40 years and have run my own glamour photography club, the F8 club, for some 40 Years. I have been running photographic holiday trips to the Algarve in Portugal twice a year since 1983. Yes, 35 Years & 62 trips so far. I think I know what I’m doing now – I hope.
Believe it or not, I run my club and my trips as a hobby, not as a business. I must be mad. I don’t make any money from it. In fact it costs me an arm and a leg (no – make that 2 legs). And no, the wife isn’t very happy about it.
The Algarve trips are an opportunity to take great photos of gorgeous girls in stunning beach locations; villa, garden and swimming pool settings; and all under beautiful natural light. All you need is a good camera, a good eye for composition, and some skill.
We like to do good work, but we don’t work too hard. After all, it is a holiday. My aim for the trips is for everybody to relax, have fun, meet old friends, make new friends and get great photos. With any luck you can get a tan too.
They are very sociable trips, with everyone, photographers and models alike, mixing in together, both during the day and over dinner, and afterwards for a drink or two. Of course there is also the opportunity for you to get some peace and quiet and some space to yourself should you want to.
I hope to engender an atmosphere of professionalism, mutual respect and friendship. I am proud to say that I have number of regular customers and friends who come back time after time, and many models who have become friends over the years, and return regularly , indeed ringing me up and asking to go. The trips are enjoyable enough that a number of girls just come out on holiday to join us at their own expense.
As for the UK shoots, they are of course smaller in scale, but are similarly relaxed and enjoyable, and again provide an opportunity for good photos in a distinctive location.
We may already have spoken when you read this, and have discussed much of what I have published here, but I think the site will give you a little more background to both the Algarve trips (see the Holidays page) and the UK shoots. Should you have any further questions however, please just ring me or e-mail me.