RT Photography is the creative arm of Ryan Tester.  

I am a father, a husband and a professional fireman for the Toledo Fire Department.  Photography is my outlet and my passion. I stumbled onto my love and appreciation of photography by chance, but once I realized how much I enjoyed it, there was no turning back. I developed a love for travel as a boy, grew and fostered that love as a young man, and now that love provides the inspiration for much of my art work. My favorite destinations to find and create are total opposites: big city lights and natural vistas, crowded subways and silent forests. On my days off from firefighting and photography, my favorite place to be is with my children, hiking and exploring somewhere new.

My artwork focuses on landscapes, streetscapes and cityscapes, but I don't limit myself to these alone; the rest of my art comes from wherever I happen to find beauty behind the lens and am fortunate enough to have a camera with me (which is most of the time!). Spontaneity is good for the soul, as well as the creative process.

I am available for local portraiture sessions in and around Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  I do travel for my photography, and will post when I do in case you can't make it out my way!

Being able to create images that uniquely express you and those close to you is a service that I value very highly.  Photography is time travel to a where and a when, and I am truly honored to provide that service for you.


If you have any questions, please ask - I look forward to creating something with you!