Welcome to Photo Training Overseas

PTO 2017 is in Cuba

Come and join us in Holguin, Cuba
between the 30th January and the 7th February 2017

Relax and enjoy yourself with a lot of training thrown in.
You can take part in the 30th annual event celebrations at the
Hotel Playa Pesquaro, Holguin, Cuba

Tutors & Speakers


PTO Speaker line-up for 2017 now confirmed.


Photo Competitions

PTO Photo Competions

For information about PTO photography competitions and to view images from past winners, click the button below.



PTO are very lucky to have great sponsors and supporters so please support them in return whenever you can.


Is this the best testament to PTO of all time?

“Not only was 2014 Caroline’s 1st PTO it was also her beginning in photography! She came with the 600D I gave her for Xmas (which she had yet to use) but up until then she had only ever been an iPhone snapper, had never even heard of an f-stop, nor even realised that light had to be measured. Caroline is the 1st to admit that she was a total and complete novice before PTO.

Knowing her artistic temperament and her keen eye for fashion, colour and texture; I was certain that she’d get something from photography, fortunately she was keen to learn and was easily persuaded to come as a delegate. She took her very first DSLR photo on Monday 27th Jan!

However, what has happened since has left me utterly astonished, in fact my Flab has never been so Ghasted! She was hugely inspired by all the Tutors and by the Thursday she submitted a very credible panel of 9 pics to the Art contest and received huge encouragement from several people – in hindsight this was a very pivotal moment and I can’t thank you guys enough because, by the second week she just took off! You know who you are.

What follows is just a few of the images she has seen and captured in the last fortnight; all the Lightroom work was done under her instruction – she’s yet to master that!

Again, this after just 2 weeks and one PTO into photography!

Feel free to edit this to fit/suit George; we owe you guys so much.”

Michael Slyfield


View a selection of images from Caroline’s portfolio opposite.