Bio

Sharon Lobel is a National & State accredited Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman. She is a self-taught landscape, nature, wildlife, ocean and surf photographer.

With endless places in the world to photograph, Sharon is always ready to set off to find another adventure. Don’t let her city girl looks fool you because she had rather pitch a tent and hang out on the side of a mountain than go shopping any day!

In her younger years she worked as a model, both in print and television, which has given her a great advantage in photography. Sharon has traveled extensively around the world. She has experienced a wide range of adventures throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States.

Sharon is President of PPLAC – Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County and has served as 1st VP, Secretary and Treasurer in the past.

She is a multiple award winner with PPLAC and was named the 2011 Nature & Landscape Photographer of the Year and Overall Photographer of the Year. In 2014, she was named PPLAC’s Nature Photographer of the Year; Open Photographer of the Year & she received the Judges Choice Award.

Under PPC – Professional Photographers of California, Sharon earned her California Masters and California Service Award. She currently serves as the Secretary for West Coast School and in 2014 & 2015 she served as the PPC State Secretary. She has several award winning images with PPC and was named the 2016 PPC Animal Photographer of the Year.

With PPA, Professional Photographers of America, Sharon earned her Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman. She was the 2013 & 2016 International Silver Medalist winner and has several images in the Loan and Showcase collection books.

Sharon is also a photography educational and motivational speaker on “PMS” — “Passion, Motivation & Suitcase for Success”. She will dig deep into your passion and encourage you to find out what motivates you! Her “Suitcase for Success” is full of ideas from photographing insects to mountains, sharing her best tools and tricks in the field, traveling locally and abroad.