What a week it was - PTO in Tenerife 2015 - part 2 of 1 2

Published 01/06/2015


PTO 2015 - Paul Davies, PR Competition Winner (right) with Nathan Wake of Fujifilm.

After a morning of meeting all the speakers gave an individual AV to explain what they would be teaching. The first afternoon session was dedicated to viewing and tutors providing positive critiquing of every image which delegates submitted for the Photo Competition. Evening sessions this year including the infamous Photo Competition critique; from more than 120 entries, 30 of the best images are selected by tutors for the final collection to be printed to 20x16 by One Vision and this formed the first evening's talking point after they were displayed.

At this point we should mention the tremendous support PTO receive from their sponsoring companies: Aaduki; Epson; Everybodysmile; Fuji; One Vision Imaging; The Flash Centre and The Societies. Llewellyn Robins conducted an interesting, hour-long talk on what is needed for qualifications and competition winning images, then an evening with an industry legend in of Epson and formerly Fuji fame. On another evening we were entertained by four volunteers who delivered the Ten Minute Tantalisers - unfortunately some of the presenters thought it was 25 minutes of entertaining chats about a variety of photo related issues. Nathan Wake of Fuji offered additional 'Photo Walks at Dawn and Dusk', which proved popular.

Delegates were provided with competition opportunities whilst in the resort, by entering the Photo Art Competition - with a tremendous prize for the winning collection, of a top Epson colour printer! The PR Competition, which involved delegates shooting anything they considered worthy of publication to promote PTO, took home a Fuji camera! Examples of these competitions together with the winners can be viewed on the PTO website at together with all other relevant information for next year! The over-riding reasons to attend a PTO are great tuition by sharing, well-known photographers, a networking opportunity second to none, a fabulous hotel and location, excellent food, good weather, all with lifelong friendships made. When provided with a discounted opportunity to sign up for next year's PTO, more than thirty people did so. If you are considering completing a booking form, downloadable from the website, we urge you to do it sooner rather than later, please don't delay, your £200 deposit is refundable up to 12 weeks prior to departure. As you will see on the booking form; stage payments at no extra cost are also available!

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