The Benefits of being a member of Professional Photographers of SW Ohio

Relatively new to the photography business a few years ago, I wanted to find local professionals to network with. I was excited to discover PPSO! Going to a meeting where you don't know anyone can be intimidating, but I was warmly welcomed and never looked back! Great monthly speakers, special learning opportunities, print competitions, and of course friendships, have made PPSO a wonderful part of my photography career!

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Susan Gertz

Owner, Dog Patch Pet Portraits

Benefits of Membership in PPSO

  • Monthly meetings - access to great speakers
  • Monthly Bonus special events.
  • Two Judged  image competitions
  • Photographers Picnic / Photographers Christmas party
  • CPP Study group that is re-starting now
  • Networking / collaborating with other photography businesses
  • Your web site/ contact info listed in PPSO Web site on Membership page
  • Member Spotlight page on PPSO website
  • Valuable door prizes from photographic vendors

When you decide to join, one of our board members will gladly sponsor you

The membership form currently has something about finding a sponsor. Please attend a meeting, and one of the board members will gladly be your sponsor.

You can apply online here: Membership Application Here

Additional Contact Information if you have questions

You are also welcome to send us your email and contact information using the contact form in the menu above. You are also welcome to give Peter DeMott ((937) 478-6222) or Jenna Beers ((443) 717-0013) if you have any questions.

New money back guarantee

Several of our members explained that when they joined, it took so much courage to come to that first meeting. Once they were here, they found that PPSO is a friendly group willing to help new businesses and photographers to grow. After just a meeting or two, they felt completely at home and never turned back. We want to encourage you to do the same.

How it works

As members of PPSO, we want to remove the friction that might make you have second thoughts about joining us. For that reason we are  (for a limited time) now offering new members a money back guarantee! After attending at least 4 meetings we are confident that you will feel that your membership fee of $85 (less for associate and student memberships) is well worth the investment because of your growth as a photographer and business.  If not, we will fully refund your membership fee no questions asked.

As a member, our monthly meetings offering excellent teachers and trainers from across the region provide tips and information that you will find invaluable. Networking with other professionals in the area creates its own opportunities. You also have access to BONUS DAY events for more hands on learning and fun and a PPA certified Photography study group is available to help you prepare to pass the Certified Photographer test or just to improve your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of photography.

Hands-on and in-person learning is so much better

There are loads of learning opportunities on the internet, but it just seems to take so much longer to learn from a distance. When you are in-person you just learn and grow so much faster. At least that is what we feel and what our members say. When learning together in a group you can ask questions, get input, share ideas, find out how others deal with this or that issue. It’s the fast track for growing as a photographer and as a business.

Please join us for our next meeting. Join our LIST to get email updates about upcoming opportunities to explore growth on the fast track with PPSO and Click HERE for details of what's up next.

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