2019 trips to the Algarve

Castello Velha
Flamingoes flying
Just after sunrise
Photographing Sitges
Old meets new
Tavira flowers
Building and flowers
Storks on nest

Forty Hall Workshops


5 star reviews on facebook and GoLearnTo



Pleased that my understanding ,skills & knowledge of photography have improved after a great week in the Algarve with Pat & Mary. Really good not to have to worry about transport in the Algarve or hotels to be researched! Thank you both for a really interesting & useful week. Good company too!


Even though I was the only male on the Algarve trip, I really enjoyed being in your company and could not have wished for more from a photography holiday, so glad I was on the trip.


On way home from brilliant holiday in Algarve with Pat and Mary. Have learnt so much this week, taken some wonderful photos, great company and friends. Would recommend this trip and can't wait for their trip to Corfu,

Well done ladies.


Went to Forty Hall yesterday for a photography walk; was met by Mary and Pat, 2 lovely ladies who made me feel  very welcome. Pat's knowledge of photography and the way you should take a photo and how to set your camera, made taking pictures so more enjoyable, look forward to more trips with you.


Thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Believe the size of the group was ideal to ensure Pat could attend to everybody’s questions.

Absolutely will attend the next workshop.


Learned a lot from Pat today on our 3 hour walk. Thank you for the attention to detail and friendly, relaxing and supportive approach to a novice’s attempts at taking acceptable photos.


I very much enjoyed the lesson; learning about composition, considerations as to lighting, and about my own camera phone capabilities! It was nice to learn that sometimes you just cannot get the shot you want and how to make the best of it, as on the workshop day when the weather was very grey and overcast. 

I certainly learnt some new skills without feeling 'blinded by science' (or terminology), and liked that advice was given to each person at their level of skill as we walked around. We were not just a group all doing the same thing.  Above all, it was friendly and encouraging, which is just what a beginner like myself was looking for. 


I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and it's given me the incentive to look for a beginner's photography course in the locality.


I had a lovely morning at the photography workshop. we had  a nice group,  I learnt something about my camera.  Everyone was really helpful and it was lovely to meet you both.


Hall Place Workshops

Forty Hall group
Purple flower
Photographing a hole
Discussing photography
Reflection in the lake
Balancing duck!
View of the lake
Looking up!
Grass against water
Colourful foliage
Grey skies
Part of a bench
Reflection in water
Brown-eyed Susan
Colours of leaves
Close up of flower
Hall Place house