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    Welcome to the online home of PPSO, the Professional Photographers of Southwest 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.

Michael Bambino Photography does 150 weddings a year – PPSO Speaker 7/14/14


Wedding photography from one of the top wedding photographers in SW Ohio

People are willing to pay for weddings with style. Even those of us who do not do weddings will be able to learn to create more impact in our portrait images. Don’t miss this learning opportunity. Don’t forget, because of the 4th of July weekend and all that goes with that, our regular PPSO meeting has been moved to Monday the 14th of July.

For location and pricing to participate click on this link: PPSO Monthly Meeting for JULY 14th


If you plan to attend we would appreciate if you would visit of Facebook EVENT and indicate you are coming to help us estimate the correct number of dinners for our caterer : https://www.facebook.com/events/514989255267199/ Alternatively you can give Ron a call at:  513-779-0415 to confirm attendance.

We are pleased to say that Michael Bambino will be sharing with us at our July 14th PPSO meeting and YOU are invited

Bambino Studios started in 1997. Michael was a restaurant owner who practiced photography as a hobby. During the summer of 1996, Michael traveled to NYC to intern under two professional photographers who later inspired him to begin shooting professionally in Cincinnati.

Michael began hanging his photographs in his restaurants and had customers inquiring about his work. He never considered shooting weddings until a few of his regular customers literally begged him, expressing their love for his creative eye.

From there, the demand for his photography exploded. We currently have 5 different lead teams and 25 photographers shooting for the studio. We shoot an exclusive 150 weddings/year.

In June 2013 we opened a new studio complete with in-house shooting and editing rooms in Hyde Park.

Web: www.michaelbambino.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Bambino-Co/53423249645?ref=hl
















Nations Photo Lab joins PPSO as a sponsor


We are pleased to announce that Nations Photo Lab is now a sponsor of PPSO. The first thing that I noticed along with all the various products that they offer to professional photographers is that there was a link for a special at the top of their home page. I would guess that this is something they do frequently, so visit often and see what is being offered.

Visit their web site here: Nations Photo Lab

Please welcome Nations Photo Lab by visiting their web site and checking out all the products and services that they offer.

Pop Revolution Gallery in Mason Ohio joins PPSO as a sponsor

Welcome to Pop Revolution Gallery in Mason, OHIO as one of our sponsors. I was pleased to meet one of the owners of the company at a vendor table at our annual PPSO all day workshop. The part of this company that we as photographers are most interested in is PRG Fine Art Printing. It was clear from the samples that they are meticulous about color matching, but at the same time their prices are VERY competitive. All the different photo paper options are available at prices below many of the other pro labs, and these folks are right here in our area which means you can save and at the same time pick up orders in person if you have an emergency or rush order.

Just a short list of paper options (at prices below other custom labs):

• Metallic – Pearlescent
• Lustre Professional
• Lyve Canvas – Satin
• Lyve Canvas – Glossy
• Lyve Canvas – Silver Metalic
• Photo Rag Bright White
• Bamboo (90% Bamboo, 10% Cotton)
• Fine Art Pearl

I am sure there are more. And they can consult with you on the reason to consider each as well as appropriate framing options given the type of piece and image you want to present.


Custom framing is also offered

105 East Main St,
Mason, OH 45040

Hours:   Tuesday to Friday 10-6
Saturday 11-3


More Photos Internet Photo Sales Solution is ready to work for you

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How I do what I do, by Terry Dunlap for our May 5th 2014 PPSO meeting

Terry is an engaging and outstanding speaker and photographer. Your will enjoy and learn much during our two hours with Terry Dunlap. Below you will pick up some of the fun you will have just in how he introduces and talks about who he is and what he does. His photography is amazing. YOU are invited to come May 5th from 5-9pm . Please scroll through the entire page as I will be inserting paragraphs between photos.


First of all, I think most bios should be read out loud in the voice of Thurston Howell III from Gilligan’s Island.  If you are too young to know who that is….google it.  Trust me it’s worth it.

Here’s the thing about bios …. who cares … really!  Kinda like taking a 30 minute photo tour of every part of your studio during a 45 minute presentation, “This is my sales room … this is my lobby … this is my closet …. this is my computer desk … whatever”.   My thoughts are that this should tell you who I am now, not what I’ve done in the past.  I’ve been in business with my awesome wife, Lisa, since the first wedding we did in 1983.  Opened a “full time” downtown location in 1987.  I guess I was an MWAC  (machinist with a camera) for a couple years while we were starting up.  Fast forward to now.


Our business has been built with honesty and attention to organizational detail — we are committed to providing an AWESOME experience for our clients and for us.

I have always been the only photographer at our studio, though my daughter, Leslie, has now joined us and she will be sharing more and more of those duties.  We have five school contracts, four of them we provide all the senior images for the yearbook at no charge, for the other two we do sports and dances.  We do no underclass and there are no kickbacks to the schools we work with; however we do take care of our schools by providing them with what they need photographically.  We also photograph some team/groups from non-contract schools (marching bands, cheerleading squads, choirs/musicals, etc.)  I have ALWAYS used a light meter and I’ve been shooting off camera flash since before it was known as  “OCF”.

With all the things that I do, I end up with about 200,000 “shutter actuations” a year on my camera, which keeps me very busy.

Family, faith, laughter, honesty (to a fault), integrity, respect … that’s really who I am.  I just wrote the other stuff to fill the space … lol.


PROGRAM Description

HOW I DO WHAT I DO….I’m a firm believer in creating an experience that it “unexpected” or “over the top” when dealing with clients of all kinds.  I will share how I engage the schools that we work with to make sure that we deliver a quality product and create an awesome experience for coaches and kids both.  By doing so it helps our senior business because we are building trust with the students.  I also plan on going over our Ambassador program which is super awesome and also will share my favorite quick photoshop tricks!  It will be a fast paced two hours so make sure to bring a note pad (and also your sense of humor, cuz I like to laugh a lot)

YOU are invited to come May 5th from 5-9pm 

Also please visit our Facebook EVENT and tell us you are coming: FACEBOOK EVENT



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