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Backyard Shots Photography Guides

Photography can be a fascinating way to connect to and experience our world. At Backyard Shots our goal is to involve people in photography!! 
Our guides are written to encourage beginner and intermediate photographers to pick up their cameras and shoot.  By using our guides as a jumpstart to photography, we hope readers will grow in their understanding and enjoyment of taking photos.
We offer 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. It's like having a pro in your pocket!

Road Trip to the Midwest
Back in January, I took a road trip to the Midwest for business, but left myself enough time to stop and shoot whatever I wanted along the way. Of course there were some locations I did plan in advance, but for the most part it was just drive and stop as I pleased. The images I am sharing in... [Read More]
Architecture - Members Photo Challenge
Our photo challenge for the months of March and April is Architecture. Each photo challenge has a set of guidelines, which are listed below. Please be sure to read everything below, before submitting your image.   CHALLENGE: Architecture. Be creative and send us your best... [Read More]
Waterfalls, Rivers & More Photography Workshop
Backyard Shots is pleased to present a weekend photography workshop with pro photographer David Akoubian of Bear Woods Photography assisted by Kel Kyle of Backyard Shots. We will be staying at the Parker Ranch in Clayton, GA and photographing nearby waterfalls, rivers and more!... [Read More]
Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD IF Review
A while back I competed in a street portraiture photography competition hosted by Backyard Shots and Tamron USA. The entries were judged by the excellent street photographer, Craig Tanner. In looking at the great entries for that competition I was completely blown away when it was announced that I... [Read More]
What We Are Hearing About Our Guides:
Just received the "Blackwater Falls State Park with Jim Clark" guide and it is awesome!!! This is my first one and I can't wait to go out shooting with it in hand. Amazed at how much really useful information you were able to put in a guide that is truly travel size and durable. Great Job!!! I look forward to getting all your guides. They are # 1 on my Christmas list! - Karen Kennedy, North Carolina
"Just got my Street Portraiture guide with Craig Tanner -- awesome! I love the specific tips and especially the behind-the-scenes story that goes with each shot." - Jennifer Gidman Zumpano, New York
"Backyard Shots Photography Guides made me want to get out and shoot again! For years I've been toying with photography but wasn't impressed with mine. I purchased the Oakland Cemetery and Southeastern Railway Museum guides. I didn't even get through the first guide before I went and got my camera! Even though I don't live in the Atlanta area where these two guides are based, I learned a lot from each guide and it's made a HUGE difference already in what I see and capture!  Thanks, Backyard Shots!" - Sandy DeSoto, Florida
"I wanted to thank you for the Historic Oakland Cemetery photo tour. I enjoyed it and learned some things that will help me with my photography. I also have enjoyed the pocket guides and bonus videos. Thanks for the memory card and especially the water!" - Tim Sexton, Georgia
Tamron SP 70-300mm Lens - Photo by Kel Kyle, Backyard Shots Founder
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Grand Prize Winner: Atlanta Story by Ken Ross
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The Winners of our Historic Oakland Cemetery Photo Contest!
Historic Oakland Cemetery
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