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Sharla C.

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Sharla is an artist in northeast Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in professional photography from the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron. She is highly creative, intuitive, and always up for a challenge. She has won several awards and scholarships for various studio work, which also includes printmaking, ceramics, and graphic design. She has done commercial and portrait work for the past decade, and really works to find that “extra something” for a project.

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camera

Nikon D800

lens

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 | Nikon 85mm f/1.4 | Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 | Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4


Portrait

Event

Family

Real Estate

Product

Food

More about Sharla C....

What do you love about your job?

I love being able to use light as a medium, and the endless possibilities that it provides. There’s always a way to change the shape or mood or feel of an image simply based on the sculpting of light. That alone can make anything interesting, whether you are photographing people, landscapes, architecture, or products.

I also really love to anticipate the moments between the moments. Seeing the real humanness in all of us, and celebrating the beauty in all of it.

What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?

I have done all types of shoots, ranging from boudoir to product and everything in between. I try to make my images special by my use of light, and composition. I make my shoots special by not being afraid to try new things, and fostering an environment where people feel safe to be their best real selves.

Awards, honors, and recognitions received

I have won several juried exhibitions at the Myers School of Art in Akron, Ohio.

A fun fact about this photographer

I am not just a visual artist, but I’m a musician as well. I got to be in a Broadway show for five months while I was a teenager, and I play several instruments including the piano, ukulele and guitar. I used to sing in art galleries before I had my work in them!

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