Our team is capable of shooting and managing any size project, from simple product shots to multi-national location productions.
Our diverse expertise allows us to specialize in a multitude of subjects, including, but not limited to architecture, hospitality, food, beverage, education, healthcare, editorial, product, people, lifestyle, portraits, catalog and industrial.
We also work extensively with video, motion graphics, animation and immersive 360˚technology.
Founding Partner / photographer
Dan is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the studio, client service and shooting assignments in both the studio and on location.
Dan's photography background began while working in the graphic arts field with a local art studio. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Photography and was named Ohio Photographer of the Year shortly after completing his education. Prior to forming AGI Studios, he was employed by a Dayton-based design and communications group.
Vice President / Photographer
In addition to the day-to-day operation of the studio, Chris is responsible for video production and still photography, both on location and in the studio. He also is involved in retouching, compositing, motion graphics and visual effects.
Chris is a graduate of MVCTC, where he focused on photography and digital design/retouching. He has served on the advisory board for MVCTC since 2006.
His work has been featured on the cover of Parade Magazine and various other publications. He has won numerous awards and is internationally recognized for both his still and video work.
Founding Partner / photographer
After 37 years in the business, Greg is semi-retired, but still shoots a few select architectural projects each year.
Greg's background in photography started in high school as a photographer's assistant and continued in the US Navy in photo reconnaissance. After an education at Ohio University and The Ohio Institute of Photography, he served as a staff photographer with a large architectural firm before joining a design and communications group. Greg holds a Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America and has served on the board of advisors for OIP&T, The School of Advertising Art, and WCCC.
Dan grew up in the Dayton area. Earned an Associate degree in Applied Sciences-Commercial Art, from Sinclair College. Graduated from the Ohio Institute of Photography, majoring in commercial photography. He has worked at Continental Color Labs and Precision Photo, before joining Biel Photographic in 1983.
Biel Photographic merged with AGI Studios in 2015. Dan continues to photograph both in the studio and on-location, as well as handling post production services.
John is responsible for all post processing and output of still images. This includes color correction, sharpening and minor clean-up, as well as all phases of retouching and manipulation required by the client.
John's photo background began at the US Navy's photographer mate school, and continued at Ohio University and the Ohio Institute of Photography. He was an instructor at the school for 20 years, and helped initiate the school's transition to digital photography before joining the staff at AGI in 1994. He holds the Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America.
Marty Biel grew up in a photography family. His father started Biel Photographic in 1957 with the first commercial photo studio in Dayton, Ohio. In 2015, Biel Photographic merged with AGI Studios combining and creating the most experienced photo studio in the midwest. Marty continues to photograph both in the studio and on-location.
Marty graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Visual Communications.
Marty has also served on advisory boards at Kaplan College and the School of Advertising Art in Dayton.
BOOKKEEPER / OFFICE MANAGER / HR
Deb is the head bean counter at AGI Studios. When Dan and Greg started the business in 1988, she agreed to handle the bookkeeping for the first few months to allow them to concentrate on building the business. Fast forward to now and she’s still making sure the money goes to the right place at the right time.
Just a few of her responsibilities include overseeing receivables and payables, staying current with tax and government regulations and managing HR issues for the studio.