BYRON'S PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

I received my first camera, as a Christmas present, when I was 10 years old, and I've been taking photos off and on for my whole life. My parents bought it for me because I was always playing around with either my mom's or grandma's camera.

Over the years I've photographed friends, pets, sports teams, weddings, reunions, travel photos, and shot just about every type of photo you could imagine.

Everything I've learned about taking pictures was pretty much self-taught, although in the late 90's I did take some private lessons in portrait photography from well known and retiring Tulsa photographer Frank Sherrack, of longtime Sherrack Studios.

Outside of that, most of my learning was by trial and error. I would get my pics back from the lab/drug store, look at the bads ones, then try to figure out what I did wrong, and try to never do that again. Sometimes I would ask a 'real' photographer what I was doing wrong, like, 'Why are my snow pictures always grey?', and then learn from my mistakes. There wasn't an internet back in those days where you could find your answers quickly.

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For 7 years I did parent/volunteer photography for the football and cheer teams at Carver Middle School and Booker T Washington High School.
At BTW, I also created and maintained websites for the football and cheer teams.

From 1999-2016 I had the fortunate opportunity to be the 'official' company photographer for American Airlines. My office and studio were located on the AA maintenance base in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is the largest commercial airline maintenance base in the world.

Since my position at AA ended, I am semi-retired, shooting mainly portrait sessions.
 


I've been very fortunate with my photography. My photos have been used by;

Boeing Aircraft
United States Navy
American Airlines
Aviation Weekly
Airways News
Avionics Magazine
Business Traveler
Airline Reporter
Flagship Detroit Foundation
Commemorative Air Force
Associated Press
USA Today
NBC News
ABC News
CNN
Burlington Northern Railroad Historical
Popular Science
National Just Policy Website
Oklahoma Wishflight Organization
Oklahoma Honor Flights
Tulsa Air and Space Museum
The City of Tulsa
Tulsa Chamber of Commerce
Tulsa Mayor’s Office
Tulsa Public Schools
The Tulsa Zoo
The Tulsa World Newspaper
The Tulsa Tribune Newspaper
The ‘Tulsa’ Magazine
Tulsa KOTV Channel 6
Tulsa KTUL Channel 8
Tulsa United Way
Tulsa Susan G Komen
Tulsa MS Society
Tulsa Red Cross
Conde Nast Traveler Magazine
Allt Om Resor (Swedish Travel Magazine)
...and others
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INTERNATIONAL MARCOM AWARD - Magazine Portrait Photography
INTERNATIONAL MARCOM AWARD - Magazine Cover Design
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATOR AWARD - Magazine Cover Photography
'KINSA' AWARD - Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Award
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HONORARY MEMBER - Boeing 787 Aircraft Design Team
ACE AWARD (Adobe Certified Expert) - PHOTOSHOP - Twice Awarded
TULSA CORPORATE CHALLENGE T-SHIRT DESIGN – First Place, 2 Times
NATIONAL AIR SHOW POSTER DESIGN – Third Place