Welcome to PPSO – Professional Photographers of SW Ohio

The Professional Photographers of Southwest Ohio (PPSO) is a network of professional photographers committed to the craft of photography. The organization provides its members with fellowship, business and marketing support, and continuing education. We serve the entire SW part of Ohio including Dayton and Cincinnati and all surrounding counties and communities and we strive to elevate the standards of photography. We are the Dayton/Cincinnati and vicinity affiliate of the national organization of Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

Through monthly continuing education programs given by award winning photographers, and networking with other members we share knowledge and experience with one another and our members continue to enhance the quality of their products and services, their skills in technology, creativity and best business practices.

Whether you are a professional photographer, a student, an aspiring photographer or a local resident in need of the services a professional photographer can offer, we are a resource for you.

Work Hard & Have Fun with Seniors – with speaker Kevin Hudson – November 13, 2017

Date: November 13th

LOCATION: The Pisanello’s Pizza in downtown Franklin, between Dayton and Cincinnati. Our event is open to all photographers and aspiring photographers in the greater Dayton and Cincinnati areas.

Meeting in upstairs on the 2nd Floor.

  • 5:00pm to 6:30pm networking, lens calibration, dinner, mentors corner
  • 6:30pm to 7:00pm business portion of meeting, announcements and introduction
  • 7:00pm to 9:00pm Kevin Hudson Presentation

COST: First time visitors and members pay $10 at the door to help with venue costs and speaker honorarium. After the first visit guests pay $20 per visit or become members of the organization.

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/501959600165730/

Work hard and have fun!!!!

with Kevin Hudson, Hudson’s Photography

This will be all about having fun. I wanna help you all with anything that might be giving you fits. Studio, off camera flash and ETTL, posing or whatever it may be that you need help with. I’m kind of known for my posing so we may spend a little time on a quick demo for this. I’m a stickler when it comes to believable or what I’ll call comfortable or natural feeling poses. Sometimes you don’t have to say anything to your subject. Let’s work on that for a little bit maybe. Then we’ll look at how and what I’m using for all my off camera flash stuff these days. So incredible quick and portable. It’s the new star of the show, The Flashpoint Xplor 600. It’s a beast!

Maybe spend a little bit of time on our senior rep program too. It’s small but been very effective at getting established in smaller schools that are 20-40 miles away.

Kevin Hudson
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Hudson’s Photography

About This Month’s Speaker

My father got me interested in photography very early in life.
I started out, taking photography in high school back in 1976. It was basically darkroom training and basic camera operation. I began shooting professionally with my dad back in 1986. He had just opened the business in 1983 in Bedford, IN. I sought after knowledge by attending seminars and meeting new photographers.
I also attended The Winona School of Professional Photography 3 times in my first 4 years of shooting.

I started entering prints at our PPI State Convention and the PPA’s print competition back in 1988. I received my Master’s Certificate through PPA in 4 years. I was handed my Master’s Certificate by Indiana’s own, Vangie Parker, at the National Convention in Orlando in 1992. I also just received my Craftsman degree in 2015 at Imaging in Nashville, TN.

Our studio has always been mostly been a high school senior business. But we do shoot some families and children as well.
My goal has always been to make sure that people have fun whatever the case. If it’s not fun then why would they get excited and really put their heart into a shoot? So I work hard at having fun!

It’s All In The Details with Kristy Steeves – September 11, 2017

Date: September 11th

LOCATION: The Pisanello’s Pizza in downtown Franklin, between Dayton and Cincinnati. Our event is open to all photographers and aspiring photographers in the greater Dayton and Cincinnati areas.

Meeting in upstairs on the 2nd Floor.

  • 5:00pm to 6:30pm networking, lens calibration, dinner, mentors corner
  • 6:30pm to 7:00pm business portion of meeting, announcements and introduction
  • 7:00pm to 9:00pm Kristy Steeves Presentation

COST: First time visitors and members pay $10 at the door to help with venue costs and speaker honorarium. After the first visit guests pay $20 per visit or become members of the organization.

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/111121036247928/

“It’s All In The Details”

with Kristy Steeves, Kristy Steeves Photography

“A Look at Posing Your Clients”


Join Kristy Steeves as she shares her unique approach to posing bridal couples, seniors, children and families. Her tips make it easy for photographers to understand how to pose men, women and children, and get beautifully sculpted images for their clients through posing and lighting techniques. She will delve into the details on all body parts starting with the head and going all the way down to the toes. Her basic foundations will also help photographers who enter print competition as well as those interested in becoming a Certified Professional Photographer. This session will be more than a lecture; Kristy has arranged for models to help her demonstrate effective posing to improve your images.

About This Month’s Speaker


Kristy Steeves graduated from Indiana University with a double major in journalism and political science. While in college she took two photojournalism classes and absolutely loved it. Despite her love for photography she pursued her goal of becoming a news reporter. She worked as a television journalist for 25 years. During that time she won four prestigious Emmy awards for her creative storytelling, including news reports on a 9/11 rescue team at the World Trade Center, an in depth look at the life of drug dealers,and a police SWAT team drill competition. Her love of photography eventually lured her away from television. In 2009 she made a life changing decision and switched careers. Now, instead of being in front of the camera, she is behind one.

Kristy is a Master Photographer and a Certified Professional Photographer. She specializes in studio portraits and weddings. In November 2016, Kristy won first place awards at the state competition in Ohio for having the highest scores in both the children portrait category and the general portrait category. In 2015, she won the J. Anthony Bill award for having the most outstanding portrait in the state of Ohio. She has been an Ohio Top 10 Photographer. Kristy has also been a Gold Medalist at the International Print Competition and Kodak Gallery award recipient at the Northeast District Competiton.

Website: www.kristysteevesphotography.com
Facebook: Kristy Steeves Photography

Annual PPSO Photographers Picnic & Swap Meetup – August 7th!

You are invited to this family friendly event!

Good food! Good company!

Fun location with a pavilion and playground for the kids! Pavilion #26.

Networking with photographers & swapping stuff

You are invited to this great networking and get to know you opportunity. The event is sponsored by PPSO, but is open to all professional and aspiring professional photographers in the Dayton and Cincinnati area. Do you need to meet some photographers for second shooters? Do you need someone to refer weddings to that you have dates already booked. This is your opportunity to perhaps meet some other professionals face to face and just relax and enjoy some time together.

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Do you have some backgrounds that are getting stale or unused, bring them along and perhaps you will be able to sell or swap with another photographer. Do you have equipment that you no longer use? I do, I will be bringing a Canon digital sports camera with several batteries, manual, etc. for a pretty darn low price. Do you want to upgrade? Bring your stuff and trade or sell it.

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What do you need to bring?

Please bring a side dish, chips, or dessert to share.

PPSO will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, and buns. Please RSVP with how many people/kids you will be bringing by July 28, 2017 via Facebook, text 443-717-0013 or email to beers.jennifer@gmail.com so we know how much food to purchase.

About the location:
http://www.co.warren.oh.us/parks/parks_list/parkmap_armco.pdf
http://www.co.warren.oh.us/parks/parks_list/armco_picnics.htm

ALCOHOL can be purchased at the golf course shot or boat dock shop. All beer and wine must be purchased at those locations. No outside alcohol can be brought in! See the flyer pdf link above for prices.

Do not come empty handed. SIGN UP HERE

You can also bring items to TRADE or SWAP with other photographers after dinner.

Date: Monday, 08/07/2017
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Warren County Armco Park – 1223 OH-741, Lebanon, Ohio 45036

You are welcome to stop in and leave when you need to of course.

Here is a google map to the location. Just plug in where you are coming from for directions. We will be at the Pavilion #26

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/868660046617927/
 

The Art of Nature with Brian Truono – July 10, 2017

Date: July 10th

LOCATION: The Pisanello’s Pizza in downtown Franklin, between Dayton and Cincinnati. Our event is open to all photographers and aspiring photographers in the greater Dayton and Cincinnati areas.

Meeting in upstairs on the 2nd Floor.

  • 5:00 networking, lens calibration, dinner, mentors corner
  • 6:45pm business portion of meeting and announcements
  • 7pm program begins

COST: Members and first time guests pay $10 All others pay $20. This helps us bring the best possible speakers and trainers to our monthly meetings.

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1894173217489381/

The Art of Nature

with Brian Truono


A beautiful world of natural wonders is all around us. They can be tucked in-between blades of grass in your backyard; found skimming the surface of a local park’s creek; or be a magnificent geological feature teetering on the edge of a thousand foot precipice. Brian seeks to bring these hidden gems into homes and businesses as decor with his fine art prints.

Whether you want to expand or enhance your collection of vacation images – or build a business around the results – Brian will be sharing his process of trip planning, preparation for on-location shoots, ideas for capturing, developing photos, along with the trials and tribulations of running a fine art photography business.


While the focus may be on landscape and nature photography, many of these techniques and planning methods are helpful for capturing beautiful backgrounds and scenery for on-location portrait, wedding and commercial shoots. You will learn new ways of utilizing natural light and interesting compositions that can be easily incorporated into your next photo session.


Brian Truono is a landscape fine art photographer currently residing in Cincinnati, Ohio. His gallery at the Pendleton Art Center of Downtown Cincinnati showcases prints and artwork he has captured from across the United States. He holds a degree in Visual Communication and Graphic Design from The Art Institute of York Pennsylvania, and has served as an instructor at the Delaware College of Art and Design in Wilmington, Delaware. Brian is self-taught in the field of photography. His work manifests traditional values of expression, imagination and clarity through cutting-edge digital tools. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of capabilities of the camera in hand. Always seeking beautiful locations and light, he can often be found jet-setting, road-tripping and hiking around the United States.

Website: www.truono.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/btruono
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrianTruonoPhotography

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