Programme Schedule 2017

TimeActivity
Travel day Manchester Passengers
6.00 - 6.30pmRegistration – Manchester Group hotel foyer
6.30pmWelcome meeting for all and briefing from the Organisers
Dinner followed by; entertainment, the bar or bed your choice
TimeActivity
Travel day Gatwick Passengers
(Chill & explore day Manchester passengers)
6.00 - 6.30pmRegistration – Gatwick Group Hotel Foyer
6.30pmFollowed by Welcome meeting and briefing from the Organisers
Tutors, sponsors and models briefing – main conference room
Dinner followed by entertainment, the bar or beds your choice
TimeActivity
9.00amSpeaker’s introductions – ALL WELCOME Thomas Cook info meeting
10.00amMarian Sterea
10.10amJohn Miskelly
10.20amGuy Gowan
10.30amRichard P. Walton
10.40amSimon Burfoot & Brian Collier
10.50amJenny Johnston
11.00amBarrie Spence - a twenty minute comfort break follows
11.30amDaniela Sterea
11.40amGeorge will explain about competitions.
11.50amSponsors & Associations – Presentations
12noonLunch
2.00pmDigital Photo Critique - Main conference room
5.00pmSession finishes – Sponsor time
6.00pmEvening seminar – Barrie Spence: Cloud back up & storage Main conference room – Plus finalists print exhibition.
Dinner – Followed by evening entertainment
TimeActivity
9.00amMaster Class – sessions A1
Models and speakers meet main conference room 10 minutes before groups
Red group: Guy Gowan
Blue group: John Miskelly
Green group: Richard. P. Walton
Yellow Group: Marian Sterea
Half hour comforts break at the discretion of the Tutor
12noonSessions finish – free time followed by lunch
2.00pmMaster Class - sessions A2
Models and speakers meet main conference room 10 minutes before groups
Red group: Marian Sterea
Blue group: Richard P. Walton
Green group: Guy Gowan
Yellow Group: John Miskelly
Half hour comforts break at the discretion of the tutor
5.00pmSessions finish
Sponsor time – exhibition area or in bar later
6.30pmEvening seminar – Social Media Jenny Johnston
Dinner followed by Entertainment
TimeActivity
9.00amMaster Class – sessions A3
Models and speakers meet main conference room 10 minutes before groups
Red group: Richard P. Walton
Blue group: Marian Sterea
Green group: John Miskelly
Yellow Group: Guy Gowan
A half hour comfort break at the discretion of the Tutor
12noonSessions finish – lunch
2.00pmMaster Class - sessions A4 - final sessions of first segment
Models and speakers meet main conference room 10 minutes before groups
Red Group: John Miskelly
Blue Group: Guy Gowan
Green Group: Marian Sterea
Yellow Group: Richard P. Walton
A half hour comfort break at the discretion of the Tutor
5.00pmSessions finish - Free time.
So now is a good time to go out with a colleague and practice or even hire a model.
Sponsor time – exhibition area or in the Bar later
6.00pmEvening seminar – New Born Photography- Daniela Sterea
Dinner – followed by hotel entertainment
TimeActivity
9.00amMaster Class
ALL GROUPS JOIN TOGETHER FOR LIGHTING MASTER CLASS - Outdoor lighting with Simon Burfoot & Brian Collier.
12noonSessions finish – lunch
2.00pmALL GROUPS JOIN TOGETHER FOR LIGHTING MASTER CLASS - Indoor lighting with Simon Burfoot & Brian Collier.
5.00pmSessions finish
Sponsor time – exhibition area or in the Bar later
6.00pmEvening seminar
The week in view all workshop tutors images followed by Photo Art and PR Competition entries with info for 2018 if available.
Delegates who have pre-registered or wish to register for our Super Master Classes with either Marian Sterea – Weddings the next level or Portraits outside the box - Richard P. Walton please collect special ID badges from Registration.
Dinner followed by entertainment
TimeActivity
9.00amSUPER CLASS 1 - Richard P. Walton
12noonSession finish – lunch
2.00pmSUPER CLASS 2 - Marian Sterea
5.00pmSessions finish
7.00pmGroup Photo
Everyone please meet in foyer dressed for dinner.
7.30pmDinner followed by Awards then party time
Pick-up times will be announced.

Departure Day for Manchester 7 night passengers is this evening. You may wish to use the morning photographing people or places or even practice shots using PTO models. PM Pick up times will be confirmed.

Gatwick passengers your turn for last minute shopping or shooting before departure this evening. Again PM pick up times will be confirmed.

Models

PTO is most grateful to the sponsorship contribution towards the cost of bringing models. Thank you especially Fuji Film. To hire a PTO model for wedding or portrait practice sessions the rate is £20 per model, per hour; per photographer. If you require models for longer sessions – price by negotiation with the model. PTO Model Release forms must be signed and payment made to the model/s before each session. Any disputes settled by PTO organisers.

Group colour coding

The groups Red Green, Blue and Yellow are colour coded simply to divide delegates into equal numbers, each group will receive the same level of tuition so please stay with your allocated group unless you want to join a friend in which case please find another delegate to change with and exchange your colour coded badge holder.

Charity tombola prizes

If you have any please let us have them ASAP. We will again be donating proceeds to worthwhile charities.

Meet the PTO team

George Dawber Hon.FBIPP FMPA Grand Master SWPP – Former President of both the BIPP & MPA won many awards for his photography in the eighties including Kodak “Bride of the Year” & “Portraits in Uniform”. Headed up the successful Fuji School of Professional Photography, has judged internationally and organised PTO for 30 years whilst helping his wife of fifty years to Foster well over 100 children.

Glenys Dawber Has three grown up children, two daughters reside in Perth Australia and Son Howard runs the photography studio in Stockport, Cheshire. Glenys has been involved in Professional Photography with George over many years before becoming a full time Foster Carer and Trainer takes an active role in PTO and exceeds in making people feel welcome and at ease.

Howard Dawber In addition to running the family studio. Howard has vast experience of colour printing and operating as a Cruise Ship Photographer/Manager a role he enjoyed for many years. He has followed in the family footsteps to become a Foster Carer himself with his wife Laura.

Simon Jones A former employee of George & Glenys before venturing into the world of self employment. Operated a nice studio in the leafy affluent area of Hale in Cheshire before finding he preferred to be employed, is now a full-time security officer at Manchester Airport.

Faye Collyer & Nicola Rolls The PTO tech team, Faye has a busy social studio in Brighton and prepares all the AV’s for PTO and runs the shows when overseas, both girls work very hard and have also been known to play very hard!

Hotel contact details

Snr. Mendez Sales Executive Telephone: + (53) 24 433530 ext. 7300
Email: ejecutivo2.ventas@ppesquuero.co.cu
website. www.gaviota-grupo.com