Welcome to PPSO – Professional Photographers of SW Ohio

We are a local organization associated with the Professional Photographers of Ohio (PPO) and affiliated with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

Through monthly educational 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 their skills in technology, creativity and business practices.

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

Annual PPSO all day workshop –  June 6th Right here in SW OHIO

Annual PPSO all day workshop – June 6th Right here in SW OHIO

Join us for our annual all day June 6th workshop in Middletown, Ohio.

Learn how to run a successful home-based photography studio, even in a small economically-strapped town! You can do it too! Definitely bring your note pad and pen.

Pick up great ideas for your existing studio or wedding business! New posing and lighting ideas too, so bring your camera.

David Hakamaki (from Michigan, a depressed state) will share his knowledge and business sense, focusing on being competitive with a home based photography business. David’s success has demonstrated and you will learn how a home based studio can become the “hot” studio in the area!

He will focus on the imaging, marketing, and operations that will give insight on the keys to success. There will be a live demo with a model using lighting, posing, and “live viewing.”

He will address key components to the business side of photography.


Watch the registration countdown timer. Registrations can be done online through June 5th at Midnight. This countdown timer is timed to Friday at noon. We appreciate you registering by Friday at NOON so we have time to make all preparations for your participation in this event.

Reserve your spot and register here: http://www.ppso.org/2016/05/04/building-your-photography-business-with-david-hakamaki/

  • $79 for Non-members (Not a member of any PPA Affiliate group)
  • $69 for any PPSO member or PPA Affiliate Group member
  • $89 at the Door (anyone not online preregistered)
  • Join PPSO and save $10 on the workshop

LEARN These 7 how to’s of successful home based photography business:

  • Draw attention to your studio
  • Increase bookings
  • Keep a steady flow of customers coming through your door!
  • Strategic selection and pricing of products
  • Run successful in-person sales
  • Incorporate incentive programs
  • Do follow-up sales

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Components of the day-long meeting will include the following:

Marketing for Success

You need to get business through your door to stay in business. With the “white noise” of advertisements bombarding customers from every angle, it is difficult to get anyone’s attention, much less get them excited to come into your business. David shows you ways to market your photography business and get people’s attention, both via social media and traditional methods.

His unique method to capture an exceptionally high percentage of incoming calls, and turn them into bookings, has captivated his audience. Get potential clients excited about your business and WANTING to come to you.

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Sales Sessions & Trends

The most dreaded part of photography are sales sessions. Photographers either hate or are terrified over the sales part. Unfortunately, effective sales sessions are essential in operating a profitable photography business. David discusses ways to select products that set you apart from your competitors, how to price those items for maximum profit and then how to conduct a successful sales session. This program is business oriented, taught by a person with a business background. Learn established sales tactics, incentive programs, unique add-on sales tips and follow-up sales that keep your bottom line happy.

Live Demo

Look at how off-camera flash, LED lighting, and other creative lighting can enhance any portrait. David’s live demo will show you various lighting options, when to use them, and ways in which you can create dramatic portraits that sell.


Watch the registration countdown timer. Registrations can be done online through June 5th at Midnight. This countdown timer is timed to Friday at noon. We appreciate you registering by Friday at NOON so we have time to make all preparations for your participation in this event.

Reserve your spot now, register here: http://www.ppso.org/2016/05/04/building-your-photography-business-with-david-hakamaki

  • $79 for Non-members (Not a member of any PPA Affiliate group)
  • $69 for any PPSO member or PPA Affiliate Group member
  • $89 at the Door (anyone not online preregistered)
  • Join PPSO and save $10 on the workshop

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What does the day look like:

MAP to the LOCATION Click HERE for Map

The Middletown Pendleton Art Center is centrally located between Dayton and Cincinnati (thus the town name Middletown). If you need directions to get there or need to know how long it will take you to get there, click on the above map and add your current location and then click START.

9-10 AM Registration at the Middletown Pendleton Art Center (upstairs)

10:00am – 12:00pm – Running a Home Based Photography business and studio

 
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Box Lunches provided and open Q&A – networking with others
 
1:00pm – 3:00pm – Live Demo (creative lighting, live viewing, etc. with HS model w/ full hair and makeup) Bring your camera and come in close to get a better understanding of what you can accomplish. Marketing for Success (Social media and beyond)
 
3:00pm – 3:30pm – Break
 
3:30pm – 5:30pm – Pricing and Successful Sales (product discussion, live hands on sales session demo and Q&A)
 
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Dinner Break and open Q&A  Dinner is on your own. There are several options close by. You are welcome to bring your dinner back to continue discussions, questions.
 
6:30pm – 9:00pm – Marketing for Success (Social media and beyond)
For those who could not participate during the day, you are welcome to come and join us for the evening (as if it were a regular PPSO monthly meeting – First time guests for the evening only portion of the event pay $10 along any regular members who can only come for the evening session / There is no additional charge for those who are participating in the workshop throughout the day).

Photo Walk Opportunity

You are welcome to participate in a photo walk the following morning with David and his model as they explore urban setting for senior portraits. There is a small added free for this for those who are interested. See the online registration form

Watch the registration countdown timer. Registrations can be done online through June 5th at Midnight. This countdown timer is timed to Friday at noon. We appreciate you registering by Friday at NOON so we have time to make all preparations for your participation in this event.

  • $79 for Non-members (Not a member of any PPA Affiliate group)
  • $69 for any PPSO member or PPA Affiliate Group member
  • $89 at the Door (anyone not online preregistered)
  • Join PPSO and save $10 on the workshop

Some sponsors who are subsidizing this event include:

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Photography Business Success Strategies with Joe Krehlik – May 2nd, 2016

Come and join us for an evening of learning and growth for you and your photography business.

Joe KWelcome Joe Krehlik of Forever A Masterpiece.

PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS SUCCESS STRATEGIES

Do you want to know how to have a successful photography business or how to make your current photography business do better and be more rewarding to you?

Building a sustainable photography business model

Being in the business of photography is about much more than the capture; the lighting or the posing. Successful studios realize that it is also about creating a sustainable business model that will allow you to provide your clients with a great experience while enabling you to operate a business that is both financially and personally rewarding.

Awaiting RedemptionIn one evening together Joe will review many of the things many established photographers may be neglecting as well as key business strategies those new to the craft may not even be aware of. His presentation is designed to arm you with the skills necessary to take control of your business and be more profitable while enjoying more time for yourself. Branding, workflow, understanding your true costs, and developing effective pricing and package strategies are topics that will be discussed.


Location:

Franklin Pisanello’s Pizza Upstairs – 355 S. Main Street, Franklin, Ohio 45005

Date & Time: May 2nd, 2016

5:30-6:45pm – Grab some grub and head upstairs to network and meet other photographers
6:15-6:45pm – Mentors’ Corner (new image critique opportunity – bring images on your electronic device for CC).
6:45-7:00pm – PPSO news, announcements and guests introductions
7:00-9:00pm – Presentation by Joe Krehlik

Cost:

$10 for first time visitors and members – More information click here


Joe Krehlik

  • Certified Professional Photographer 2015-2016
  • International Print Competition Silver Medalist Photographer of the Year 2015-2016
  • Ohio Top 10 Photographer 2015-2017
  • Ohio Top 5 Certified Professional Photographers

Joe is a very hands-on kind of guy, and while he prefers to be in control of most situations, he readily accepts others as team players. He utilizes the right-side of his brain way more than the left-side which often times gets him trouble.

Creativity and great design along with his keen eye for details are challenged at times by his quick-wit and sense of humor. His eye for detail enables him to pick-up new things relatively quickly, which is a good thing because he does not enjoy reading books or studying. As a PPA Certified Photographer Joe is an active participant in print competition and strives to elevate his art and client work through what he learns through his participation.

Jewel of IndiaJoe currently holds a CPP designation (Certified Professional Photographer) and is working toward his Master of Photography & Photographic Craftsman degrees. Currently, Joe is one of Ohio’s Top 5 Certified Professional Photographers as designated by The Professional Photographers of Ohio and has achieved numerous awards including 2015-2016 International Print Competition Silver Medalist Photographer of the Year; Ohio Top 10 Photographer (2015); Ohio Top 5 Certified Professional Photographers (2015/2016); and The PPA Charities Impact Award.

Introduced to film photography and development by his father at an early age, he was always interested in graphic arts, only going into professional photography just 8 short years ago. Joe now shoots utilizing the latest mirrorless technology exclusively.

Successful full time photographer

As a successful full-time photographer, Joe has had the opportunity to photograph hundreds of diverse clients and some famous celebrities & musicians along the way as well. Joe has become a sought after speaker and enjoys sharing his knowledge, techniques and business strategies to others in an effort to elevate the industry.

When Joe is not pursuing his creative passion, he enjoys woodworking and loves to be out on the open-road riding his Harley.

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PPSO Semi-Annual Print Competition & PPSO Meeting – April 4th, 2016

PPSO Semi-Annual Print Competition & PPSO Meeting – April 4th, 2016

Get out of your COMFORT ZONE and into your GROW ZONE!

Put Your images to the TEST by participating in the April 4th, 2016 Semi Annual PPSO Print competition

PPSO is hosting a judged print competition here in the Dayton/Cincinnati area and YOU are invited to participate.

Improve your skills as a photographer by entering a judged competition. Images will be discussed by the judges as they are scored so that you can learn and grow.

Members and Non-members can enter this print competition. Click here for guidelines and information on how to enter.

Location:

Franklin Pisanello’s Pizza Upstairs – 355 S. Main Street, Franklin, Ohio 45005

Time:

5:00-5:45pm – Grab some grub and head upstairs to network and meet other photographers
5:45-6:00pm – PPSO news, announcements and guests introductions / No mentors corner for this meeting
6:00-900pm – Print Competition

Cost:

$10 for both first time visitors and members!

Entering a print competition like this can be emotionally challenging, but it can be rewarding as well as you learn to improve your work for your clients.

Our judges are Jon and Linda Johnson, and Rich Vorhees!

Judges are selected from a PPA list of Judges.

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This is our 1st image competition for 2016! For PPSO members, the winners of this event will be combined with October competition to determine our PPSO photographers of the year. Winners will earn print merits toward their Fellow of Photography degree. Non-members will be scored by the judges, but will not be participating in the PPSO merits and awards from this competition.

This competition is open to members and non-members alike. This is a great opportunity to receive feedback from professionals in the field on your images, and to narrow down or improve your best images for the Regional and National PPA competitions. Get started early for next year!

EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO ENTER, you are invited to come and learn from others who have. You will be able to observe as the judges discuss and score each image. Many have expressed that is has been very valuable learning.

This is in conjunction with our regular PPSO monthly meeting. Regular members pay $10 at each of these meetings (along with their annunal membership) to help pay for the space and for our outstanding speakers. For this meeting guests and visitors will be able to come for the same rate as our PPSO members. Please NOTE that we have CHANGED the start time of the meeting to 6pm to give more time to the judging and so the judges are not rushed in their deliberations and discussions of images.

All images are due by March 28, 2016

You may submit 9 digital JPG files and an album counts as one. The cost per submission is only $6 (which helps pay for judging fees) and we are planning to record and write-up the comments from the judges for all submissions in case you cannot attend the actual meeting time.

Digital submissions LINK and specifications is now -click here-> LIVE on the Print Competitions Page

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Women, Women, Women – Sheila Franzdorf with Bella Luce Studios – March 7th, 2016

Women, Women, Women – Sheila Franzdorf with Bella Luce Studios – March 7th, 2016

Location:

Franklin Pisanello’s Pizza Upstairs – 355 S. Main Street, Franklin, Ohio 45005

Time:

5:30-6:45pm – Grab some grub and head upstairs to network and meet other photographers
6:15-6:45pm – Mentors’ Corner (new image critique opportunity – bring images on your electronic device for CC).
6:45-7:00pm – PPSO news, announcements and guests introductions
7:00-900pm – Presentation by Sheila Franzdorf of Bella Luce Studios

Cost:

$10 for first time visitors and members – More information click here

Welcome Sheila Franzdorf!

Sheila has been a photographer since 1984 and owns Bella Luce Studios in Defiance, Ohio. She is self taught and has earned her CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) degree. She has focused on women since 2008 and is known for her themed shoots. Sheila also runs a local program with the schools to help at-risk girls build their self-esteem.

She a member of the PPA, PPO and the APA (American Photographic Artist).

You can find more information on Bella Luce and Sheila at www.bellalp.com

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Sheila’s program for PPSO will show you how to engage real women of today and make them love their photographs.

Are you looking for some ideas on how to pose “real” women? with various body types? Maybe you want to add something new…like a themed shoot. In this workshop Sheila will give you some ideas for themed shoots, demonstrate poses to get you started working with women and talk about building trust and helping your client find her sexy.

She will also discuss equipment, location shooting and post editing.

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