Membership

Become a PPSO Member

Professional Photographers…  Aspiring Professionals… Photography Students…

We welcome you to apply for a membership in the Professional Photographers of Southwest Ohio! We have membership categories for professional photographers earning income, aspiring professionals, full-time photography students, and photographic suppliers. See the many benefits of being a PPSO member here.

Your first visit is free. We would love to have you visit a meeting and consider joining. You are welcome to join us for a free meeting. If you don’t want to join, but would like to attend some meetings, you are welcome to come for $25 per visit after your initial first visit. However, the best value is to become a PPSO member, because, for members, all monthly meetings are INCLUDED in your membership.

Active Membership

Active membership is extended to any individual engaged in any photographic profession who has taken the required steps to make their business legal entities within the state of Ohio. This applies to full and part time photographers.
$ 99 Yearly
  • Monthly meetings (with no additional charge)
  • 25% savings on PPSO-sponsored all-day workshops featuring nationally-recognized speakers
  • Free mentored photoshoots at area locations (bonus days)
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Aspiring Member

Individuals just beginning their career in photography. You are endeavoring to learn to be a professional in your photography business.
$ 99 year
  • Same meeting and event benefits as Active Member
  • Does not include voting privledges.
  • Print competitions for score only.

Associate Member

Associate membership is extended to any employee of an active member in good standing.
$ 79 Year
  • Same meeting and event benefits as Active Member
  • Does not include voting privledges.
  • Print competitions for score only.

Student Member

Student membership is extended to any individual attending school as a full-time student majoring in photography.
$ 59 Year
  • Same meeting and event benefits as Active Member
  • Does not include voting privledges.
  • Print competitions for score only.

Vendor Member

This membership is for vendors who wish to support our efforts to give continuing education to photographers in the region.
$ 99 Year
  • Same meeting and event benefits as Active Member
  • Does not include voting privledges.
  • Print competitions for score only.

Benefits of Membership in PPSO

  • Monthly meetings (with no additional charge for members) featuring high-quality speakers on photography technique and business topics geared to professional and aspiring professional photographers
  • 25% savings on PPSO-sponsored all-day workshops featuring nationally-recognized speakers
  • Free mentored photoshoots at area locations 
  • Image competition judged by PPA affiliated judges
  • Opportunity to join a Certified Professional Photographer study group
  • Networking with other local photographers
  • Photographer picnic and holiday party
  • Your business profile on PPSO website

Why join a professional photography organization?

“As iron sharpens iron…” so one photographer sharpens another. Our organization is dedicated to sharpening each others skills as business owners, photographers and artists. Join Professional Photographers of Southwest Ohio to enhance your hands on photography skills, gain business and marketing acumen, improve your artistry with our print competition and most importantly find yourself in a community of like-minded photographers who have your back! If you’re looking for a place to feel accepted right where you are in your journey in photography and for encouragement to grow to the next step, this group is for you!

When you decide to join, one of our board members will gladly sponsor you
You can apply online here: Membership Application. The membership form asks you to name a sponsor. If you do not know anyone at PPSO to sponsor you, please attend a monthly meeting (free for first-time visitors), or place one of the board members names there (Tracie Maglosky, Dale Schiff, Lisa Deaton, Sharon Naderman or Lori McCoy). We look forward to meeting you!

 

If you have questions…
If you have questions, please send us your email and contact information using the contact form in the menu above. One of the PPSO board members will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Money-back guarantee
We are so confident that our great speakers and friendly members make PPSO both a great value and a wonderful experience. For that reason, we offer new members a money-back guarantee! After attending at least four monthly meetings we are confident that you will feel that your membership fee of $99 is well worth the investment because of your growth as a photographer and a business. If not, we will fully refund your membership fee no questions asked.

Join us
If you are interested in what that PPSO has to offer, please join us for our next meeting. Attendance is free for first-time visitors! Click HERE for the topic and speaker at the next monthly meeting. Stay in touch by joining our mailing list to get email updates about upcoming opportunities to explore growth with PPSO.

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