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.

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 private image critique).
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

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.

Finding balance with weddings and seniors – JP Ball Photography- February 1st, 2016

Finding balance with weddings and seniors – JP Ball Photography- February 1st, 2016

Location:

Time:

  • 5:30-6:30pm – Grab some grub and head upstairs to network and meet other photographers
  • 6:30-7:00pm – PPSO news and announcements
  • 7:00-900pm – Presentation by Jodee Ball

Cost:

Finding the balance we all desire

My name is Jodee Ball. I have always wanted to be a photographer! When I was little, I would hold my dad’s film SLR in my hands and pretend to be taking pictures of anything that crossed my path. I played. I dreamed. Then, I followed a much “safer” path.

Fast forward 23 years post high school. Today, I am a wife, a mother, a teacher, a seasoned runner, a yoga newbie, an unpublished author, a business owner, a photographer and an avid dreamer.

Starting my photography business

I started JP Ball Photography in 2009. My business has forced me to spread my wings, thicken my skin and stay on my toes. After many years of stretching myself way too thin and saying yes to every photography inquiry that came along, I can proudly say that I specialize in senior and wedding photography. I do what I love. And I love what I do.

Jodee’s program for PPSO will inspire and motivate you in your journey

My backstory; How I came to specialize in seniors and weddings.

Reaching potential clients:

  • What has worked; what has flopped
  • My best marketing advice
  • Differences/similarities in how I market to seniors and wedding clients
  • How to find quality clients
  • What I do following a client inquiry via message or phone call
  • How I sell my services and products to my senior and wedding clients
  • If time, I will do a sample of the “posing” sequence I go through with couples on a wedding day

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Understanding the business of Senior Portraits with Elizabeth Callahan – January 4th, 2016

Understanding the business of Senior Portraits with Elizabeth Callahan – January 4th, 2016

Join us on January 4th, 2016 as we learn from Elizabeth Callahan about the business of Senior Portrait Photography.

The Senior Experience

Elizabeth Callahan

Location:

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

Time:

  • 5:30-6:30pm grab some grub and head upstairs to network and meet other photographers
  • 7:00-900pm Presentation by Elizabeth Callahan

Cost:

Topics to be covered include:

  • Creating a successful and profitable senior model program
  • Creating the senior experience and staying on trend
  • How to stand out in a saturated market
  • Pre qualifying clients and phone consultations
  • Client workflow and when to outsource or expand
  • Being a pro in the sales room

 

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More about Elizabeth and her studio in Centerville

Elizabeth Callahan-Stekli graduated from the Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology in 2007. Elizabeth opened her studio in Centerville in 2006. She earned her Master Photographer Degree from PPA in 2014 and is working on her Craftsman Degree. She was also featured in magazines such as; Senior Style Guides Hot 100, Denim and Grace, and Professional Photographer. Elizabeth is a wife and mother to two beautiful girls.

Website: elizabeth callahan photography

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/callahanphoto

Her Studio: 615 Congress Park Dr Dayton, Ohio

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Small Town Success, the complete package with our speaker Bridgette Harmon-Smith-July 13th, 2015 Meeting

Professional Photographers of South West Ohio Invites you to a presentation by Bridgette Harmon-Smith (of Peru Indiana).

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Building a Photography Business in a Small Town Environment

She is going to tell us  about how she has rapidly built a successful portrait business in a rural part of Indiana. She will cover everything including great marketing tools, what has worked for her, and answering any questions you have along the way. Although she is a generalist in her small town, photographing seniors, weddings, family groups, business headshot and events, and so on, one area that she specializes in and enjoys most is Newborns.

 

Photographing and Marketing for Newborns Demonstration

She will be demoing a infant child session and discussing what you need to do to be successful with new borns. She has some tricks that she will share while Photographing the newborn child of our vice president Jenna Beers.

 

Location:

Meeting is located in the meeting hall on second (or third Floor) floor above Pisanello’s Pizza (355 s Main St, Franklin, Ohio). Franklin Ohio is just north of Middletown which was named for being halfway between Dayton and Cincinnati.

Agenda

5:00-6:00 Dinner social time on your own at Pisanellos
(all-you can eat Pizza buffet that includes
salad- only about $5.

6:00-6:45 Networking time on 2nd (or 3rd) floor – See sign at elivator

6:45-7:00 Announcements / Other business

7:00-9:00 Bridgette’s Presentation and demonstration

9:00 – 9:30  Chat with Bridgette and help her pack up her stuff and get it to her car while we put the room back in order and prepare to leave. Trade contact information and cards and keep in touch.

Only $10 / person

If you would like to tell us you are coming go to our Facebook EVENT page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/875551275836283/

Why consider joining PPSO?


PPSO is a local affiliate of PPA and PPO serving Greater Cincinnati and Greater Dayton by giving photographers regular opportunities to learn and grow in their businesses and their abilities to serve their clients better. It provides a great environment to get to know other pros in face to face networking and it provides an opportunity for us all as individuals to giving back to the photographic community by helping others.

Some of Bridgette’s work

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