I am Mike Birt, a photographer in Piqua, Ohio just north of Dayton. I was inspired as a photographer during my college days at Wright State University where I studied Computer Science. After some photo gigs for the school, a wedding came along. Then, I shot weddings for, and learned from, local studio owners Jerry Harvey and Mark Hand.
Over the years, photography has served as my creative outlet at my own studios in Piqua and Urbana aside from, and at times instead of, my software consulting (yawn) career. I've attended numerous seminars by industry leaders to expand my knowledge of composition, posing, and lighting.
Although the principles and tools of photography stay pretty much the same, I get to work each time with a unique customer. Each one inspires me to combine the tools in different ways to achieve custom results. That keeps photography boundlessly fresh for me and shows my customers that they're special.
I'm a pretty low-key personality. I enjoy building our relationship through conversation as we shoot. Customers can relax knowing that I'll not embarrass them, make them uneasy or rushed.
See What We Do for a list of Portrait and Commercial services that we offer.