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Tamyra Ayles

Tamyra Ayles

Ardmore, OK

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I have traveled extensively throughout the United States and have found beauty in my own back yard. Most of my photography is in the state of Oklahoma.

I received my first camera at the age of 15. I have been in love with photography, since my first Instamatic picture was developed. I have advanced from that little Instamatic camera I strive to control every aspect of my photography, and capture more that just a picture. I try to capture more that what is seen with just my eye. I try to capture the feeling of the location, the scents that permeated the air and the sounds that I hear, when I quietly listen.

I come by my photographic roots naturally. My father was a photographer. I remember him spending hours in his basement darkroom. I was always fascinated with that dark room, dimly lit by a red light. He would enter the room with a roll of film and emerge with wet pictures hanging from a wire to dry. Today, I enter a brightly lit room with a small card that I put in my computer to "develop" my photographs. I may still burn and dodge my photographs, but using a different technique

I am reminded, on every photographic outing.........God that created the scene, I just operate the camera.

 

Caddo Lake

Tulsa

Landscapes of the South

Keep Out

Flowers and Such

The Old South

Lake Murray

Broken Bow State Park

Turner Falls

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Oklahoma City

Dallas

Critters