HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012
The story about the owner and key photographer of CEI Sports, Charles Sotto
The Photography of Charles Sotto -
In 1975, at the age of 14, Charles picked up his first camera. He tried to experiment with many subject matters. His journey took him through taking pictures of family events, flowers, trees, and buildings. His love for photography grew by figuring out things like lighting and other techniques that were necessary to "GET THE RIGHT SHOT".
After some photography courses while in high school, he knew that this hobby was something that he enjoyed very much.
It was more than fun. It turned into a passion. Charles graduated from Sycamore High School, in
His passion led him into the Television and Motion Picture Broadcasting industry where he learned how to work with television cameras and video taping equipment.
He continued to shoot subject matter that was marketed in the local stores and his style began to take form.
CEI Sports was contracted to capture all of the still images used in the movie production.
CEI Sports has acquired the rights to many other images besides the Sotto pics. They own outright all the images and works of William F Schildman Photography. They have also purchased images from the WLW Crosley library and The Arthur Rickerby library. Over 50,000 images are owned by the CEI Sports library!
October 20, 2011
Here are our upcoming events:
Ken Griffey Sr signing
George Foster signing
Mike Lum private signing November 21st
Holiday Gift Show Nov 18-20 Cincinnati Convention Center
Redsfest December 2-3
Bobby Tolan and Pat Darcy will be our guests in our booth
on Saturday Decmber 3rd
Holiday Hours for CEI Sports Blue Ash will be extended to include the weekends after Reds fest until Dec25th.
December 6th 2010
I want to thank you all for a great experience at Redsfest this year. It was our best so far! Many great patrons returned yet again to get
updated on all our new designs and ideas. We sold out of many of the new items and apologize for not having enough to meet the overwhelming demand for those items. We have more back at the store, so stop on in.
Happy Holidays from CEI Sports!
May 1, 2010
So many things have happened since our last report so here's a bit of what we've been up to :
Tony Pike signing in March: What a great guy. Free autographs to all who attended
David Fulcher signing in March: you couldn't ask for anyone better than "Fo Rock"
Mardy Gilyard signing in early April: He's the best.- Items now in stock.
Johnny Bench-Tony Perez-Pete Rose-Joe Morgan private signings at CEI through the month of April Thanks to all who participated
and of course, the Crowning of the Hit king project. Read about in NOW in Spin Magazine
CEI Sports and Barking Fish Entertainment have entered into an agreement to work on a documentary telling the story of the playing career of Pete Rose. This will be a made for theatrical release in September 2010. Watch the trailer, www.4192movie.com for a little taste. CEI Sports will be a part of this production in coordination and support for still material in it's 50,000 image library. Many new images exclusively owned by CEI Sports will be seen from their library, in this production.
October 21, 2009
CEI Sports will once again participate as a sponsor of Redsfest 2009
Two former 1976 Reds retired players will be appearing in the CEI Sports Booth on Saturday.
Pat Zachry, the 1976 Rookie of the Year, and catcher Bill Plummer will be in attendance in the CEI Booth. Tickets are 10.00 each for any item.
One autograph per ticket. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Septmber 19, 2009
CEI Sports hosts Hall Of Famer Tony Perez for a public signing at Sports Depot - Newport on the Levee.
It was a great time for all who attended as Tony was signing multi signed items for a reduced price for the first time since the Big Red Machine show last year which was also hosted by CEI Sports. A nice steady crowd of young and old, got a chance to talk baseball with Tony since the new book, The Machine, was released this past week. Tony was surprised at some of the stories and was laughing along with the crowd.
September 6, 2009
CEI Sports covered and captured the film and digital images of the Elder / Colerain Matchup - this was a nationally televised game on ESPN. New pictures of the game, The PIT, and other Elder images are available through the Elder Bookstore call Dee Dee at 513-921-3744 We have many images available today! Please specify what angle and what size.
August 17th, 2009
Johnny Gomes visits CEI Sports
Baseballs signed "3HR 8/13/09 available for 59.00
regular baseballs signed 49.00
8x10 signed photos 39.00
16x20's signed 59.00 or signed and framed for 149.00
May 22, 2009 Cincinnati OH
CEI Sports acquires autographs from the following athletes:
Adam Rosales - Reds Rookie Infielder, Joey Votto - Reds Infielder, Chris Dickerson - Reds Outfielder, Johnny Cueto - Reds Pitcher Don Gullett - Former Reds and Yankees Pitcher, Johnny Bench - Former Reds Catcher and Hall Of Famer, Pete Rose - All Time Hit King, Dave Concepcion - Former Reds Infielder and Reds Hall Of Famer, Ken Griffey Sr. - Former Reds and Yankees Outfielder, George Foster, Former Reds and Mets Outfielder. Pricing and inventory of these players are now available. call us at 513-489-3400 for more info.
April 1, 2009 - Cincinnati OH
Visit our latest commercial installation at Skyline Chili Downtown 4th and Sycamore St. Over 50 images now adorn this great restaurant with the theme represented in Reds players and Cincinnati ballpark images. This design also includes images from the CEI library and the Schildman photo library of historic images. This is an ongoing project and continues to expand periodically, based on the clients needs. CEI Sports, is a Cincinnati Ohio based company specializing in sports memorabilia, custom graphics design, digital photo printing, and commercial custom image framing and installations. for more information, contact 513-489-3400 ext 20 or you may send us an email at email@example.com.