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21c S.


Porter Manring


Hamilton, OH

Organizer since:

June 20, 2011


What do you hope to get out of being part of the SW Ohio Strobists Meetup Group?

- To foster--among local photographers of all levels of experience--a greater understanding of small off-camera flash, to demystify their use, and how to use them to create better, and more unique, images. - To meet other photographers and lighting enthusiasts in the area. - To enjoy the camaraderie of like minded creative people.

When is the best time for you to meet up? Daytime, evening, weekends, how long, etc. I will do my best to accomodate the majority.

My best times are typically evenings, though I am certainly open to weekend days. I do still travel widely from time to time, so can't say with any certainty that there will be regularly scheduled meetups every month of the year, though I will do my best to provide a variety of times and days to accommodate those who may not have been able to attend a previous meetup.

Please tell us about your experience with photography and off-camera flash.

I've been trying to make pretty images of one sort or another with cameras since before the days of Polaroid Land Cameras with the back that opened and the print you peeled out and watched develop. I have been entranced ever since with the intriguing possibilities of being able to capture in creative ways that which I see as I stumble through life.

What type of cameras and flash units do you currently use, and what gear would you bring to the meetup?

Nikon cameras, lenses, and Speedlights and would probably bring those, as well as various light mods and stands etc. Depends on the goal for the meeting, but I have a bunch of stuff.

How did you hear about the SWOH Strobists? If a current member referred you, indicate who and when you attend your first group meetup they will receive $5 off their next fee.

I started the group.


I've been a national traveling photographer, usually on the road 50 weeks a year, but have recently set up a new studio in SW Ohio. I have a bunch of Speedlights, light modifiers, PWs, stands and booms, backdrops, and a mess of other related tools.

What 21c S. is saying about this Meetup Group

I think the group has tremendous potential. I hope others take up the reins as well and take charge of some of the group activities, board challenges, etc. I'm looking forward to seeing this group evolve and prosper.

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