About Francois Fourie
Born and raised in South Africa, I had ambitions to travel the world once I completed school. After living out of a backpack for eight years, I settled in Tasmania with my family. I am most happy with a camera in hand, no matter what it is I'm photographing.
What a great looking bunch!
This photo was taken on my birthday in a local park in Autumn. The kids had lots of fun running around in the colourful leaves. We even made big piles for them to hide in. I would pretend I cannot see them, then they JUMP up and run around giggling.
Having 4 kids in the house can be a bit full on sometimes, but it also has lots rewards, and I wouldn't have it any other way
Epson International Pano Awards
The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography. At the last minute I decided to submit one of my images to the Awards, and was very pleased to learn that my image made the Top 50, and received a Silver Award.
Tasmanian Night Sky Photography Awards
In August 2015 I took part in the Tasmanian Night Sky Photography Awards.
It's part of the Aurora Australis & Night Sky Festival, held in Hobart, Tasmania.
I was very humbled and surprised to be awarded the Overall Winner of the Festival, with my entry Tasman Island.
Below is a short video of the Awards Ceremony
(I make an appearance at 2:25)
A short documentary by the ABC on what I love photographing most
Tasmania is a beautiful part of the world, and I just love living here. There really is beauty around every corner. Being a landscape photographer in a place like this, it's not hard find nice scenery to work with.
If a picture tells a thousand words, what would 65 000 pictures tell you?
I have a great passion for time-lapse photography. It forces you to slow down and appreciate the world around you, while at the same time speeding up the world around you for the viewer.
It takes a lot of time and commitment, but the end result is so worth it!
I offered a Time-lapse photography workshop at Wild Island in June 2015, and it was a great success. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the work the participants will produce.
Below is a clip of the very first Time-lapse video I put together
Together with two other photographers, we host night photography workshops we fondly call "Photobomb Nights"
A great opportunity to get out under the night sky, learn more about your camera and the craft, and meet fellow like minded photographers. We usually start the evening with a BBQ for a meet and greet, then head to a dark spot where you will learn how to take great photos at night. We like to end the night with a bit of fun steel wool spinning and making cool looking orbs under the Milky Way.
If you would like to know more you can contact me, or head over to our facebook page for more information. While there, have a look at the latest photos from our participants, and read some of their testimonials about the workshop.
I offer private tuition at a very reasonable rate. Because these sessions are done on a 1 to 1 basis or in small groups if you live local (2-4), I can really cater them to your specific needs.
I specialise in teaching you about my complete Lightroom workflow. This will help you to get those thousands of digital photographs organised! From importing to key wording, rated, catagorised, post processing and finally exporting.
If you cannot attend a workshop at my home in person (there will be cheese and wine), we can connect over a skype session or google+ hangout.
I am also in the process of creating video tutorials covering the complete workflow, so watch this space.
Here is a little video to get you familiar with my style of teaching.
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