After years away from the camera (remember film?), she returned in 2010 armed with a Canon 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.
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 NatGeo.com, Audubon.com and OutdoorPhotographer.com 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.
In the spring of 2011, Kel founded Backyard Shots Photography Guides (BackyardShots.com). These pocket sized guides are written to encourage beginner and intermediate photographers to pick up their cameras and shoot. Backyard Shots offers direction for point & shoot cameras as well as DSLR’s. Each guide provides practical shooting information as a learning tool in a convenient, easy to use format. Backyard Shots works alongside pro photographers such as Craig Tanner, Jim Clark, Mike Moats, David Akoubian and many more!
Kel is a member of the Southeastern Photographic Society , Roswell Photographic Society and Women In Focus.
Visit Kel's site at: www.KelKyle.com