Sharla George of Sharla George Photography works from her home base in Virden. She also travels for on location photo sessions.
“My dad used to have a ‘fancy camera’ and I was always interested. (I still have Dad’s old camera). My creativity and love for the captured moments began once I was able to have a point and shoot camera with a digital card. I could see the images right away and make adjustments.”
She started photography as a hobby 14-15 years ago and practiced “a lot” on her niece and nephew. “It was 14 years ago when I started into hockey photos when my nephew played snowflake hockey. My love for sport photography has grown from there.
“After taking both photography and photoshop courses I continued on, learning with online courses. I now specialize in sports photography (still and action) as well as family and graduation session. Family is important to me and the ability to capture family moments for others will always be a highlight for me.”
George says that in the last five years she’s grown comfortable with newborn sessions and she’s always related well to children while capturing special moments.
She loves taking the photos, but she’s also well known for her photoshop skills. “I love sitting at the computer and creating collages, composites and images in photoshop.
“I save my favorite prints each year and choose one to print on canvas as a display on my wall. I also create photo books each year. My fear is that if these are not printed, they will be lost later one and these memories won’t be seen.”