KelKel Kyle, is the founder of Backyard Shots.  After years away from the camera (remember film?), she returned in late 2010 armed with a point & shoot. Within months, she found herself upgrading to a DSLR (Canon 50D). Since then she’s been on a mission to shoot every day, even if it’s only in her backyard for 10-15 minutes.
Photo by Kel Kyle - Tamron 70-300mm DiVC

Dorset by Kel Kyle © 2011

In January of 2011, Kel was fortunate enough to photograph a Red Shouldered Hawk at the Callaway Gardens Raptor Center.  This gorgeous photo was later picked up by Tamron for usage in an online ad campaign for sites such as, and as well as featuring it on one of their 60th Anniversary Posters. Tamron also wrote an article about Kel’s love for nature photography and her devout use of the Tamron 70-300mm Di VC lens.

Kel’s Backyard Shots Guides Include:
Kel’s photos are also featured in the Southeastern Railway Museum and Apalachicola, Florida guides with David Akoubian.
Articles about Kel’s photography by and for Tamron:  A Pro in your Pocket | Child Portrait | How To Shoot Nature Photography
My Hawk is Published!
Kel’s red shouldered hawk was published as an advertisement
for Tamron Lenses in several magazines in 2012.
Best In Class Promo/Advertisement for Tamron's 60th Anniversary Poster

“Dorset” by Kel Kyle © 2011

Kel’s Hawk used for Best In Class Promo/Advertisement for Tamron’s 60th Anniversary Poster


Showcase Photo & VideoJohn Williams from Showcase (behind the table) with Kel’s hawk photo at the Southeastern Flower Show.



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