Madeira in 2018

April News

We plan on making Madeira 2018 a very interesting and worthwhile experience for all who attend; for starters, the speaker line-up is, in our opinion. exceptional with such successful names in the industry as: SARAYA CORTAVILLE – Children & people outdoors; SEAN CONBOY – Award winning architectural specialist;  GERRY COE – more on his wonderful  award winning I phone imagery; BRETT FLORENS – Former member of the South African riot police turned exceptional wedding photographer; PAUL FOWLER – owns and runs an extremely profitable social photography business on the South coast, find out how;  GUY GOWAN – The Guru of Photo Shop actions; RAY LOWE – like him or not he has done it all and wants to share his successful methods with PTO delegates; STU WILLIAMSON – commutes between Dubai and the UK, is the current MPA Photographer of the Year; JOHN YOUNG – former picture editor of the Glasgow Herald, now an in demand; media Guru, his outdoor press and PR images are outstanding, mainly lit with strobes.

In addition PTO are actively seeking other speakers on Social Media and album Layout and Design. Currently PTO are also exploring the possibility of using local Madeira models and running an exceptional outdoor Special Super Class  on Street and People photography in the local Town of Funchal; with all participants hopefully, using new Fuji cameras. Our previous event in Cuba saw delegates winning great prizes and valuable product discount vouchers from Loxley Colou.r as winners of the Press & PR Competition; the Photo Art competition and of course the ever popular Digital Photo Competition and critique. Our sponsoring companies will have representatives in attendance all offering expert advice and product discounts.

The attractive Four Views; four star hotel has been carefully sourced to ensure the group are together when necessary, but still within easy reach of many outdoor attractions when the learning has finished for the day. Madeira boasts one of the finest Casinos in Europe as well as superb displays of  attractive Flora, cute houses and attractive public buildings, bars and restaurants. Visit the hotel that Sir Winston Churchill took afternoon tea at during the second world war at the famous Reid’s Hotel and visit the fishing village that he spent hours at doing his paintings. Brave the downhill sleigh rides and exhilarating cable car rides in the mountains. As you see, plenty of excitement and things to do in this wonderful part of the world. Madeira was voted the most visited island by tourists in 2016. The island is sub-tropical and enjoys a year round pleasant climate rarely deviating from around 20 degrees. The hotel  deal is all-inclusive, with exceptional accommodation, in a prime sea level position.

So why wait any longer, with a low £60 deposit choice of departure airports and with six months to pay your balance by direct debit PTO represents tremendous value for money for your further photographic education and training; amongst like minded sociable people. Booking form attached.

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