About Francis

Now based in Vaudreuil-Dorion near Montreal (Québec, Canada), Francis Dufour is an event and film set photographer. He is also an experienced software and office computing teacher in both vocational college and high school. Francis also teaches photography on a private basis. He taught photography for Eton Institute in Dubai where he lived for 3 years. Curious and adventurous, Francis is passionate about landscape, travel and adventure photography.

In addition to teaching and photography, he has been a radio host at CIPC (Port-Cartier), CFLS (Lévis) and FM93 (Québec).

Photographer, teacher and former radio host, Francis is an experienced communicator graduated in Public Communication from Université Laval (Québec City, Canada) .

À propos de Francis

Actuellement basé à Vaudreuil-Dorion près de Montréal (Québec, Canada), Francis Dufour est photographe de plateaux de tournage et d'évènements. Il est également un enseignant d'expérience en micro-informatique et en logiciels tant au cégep qu'au secondaire. Francis enseigne également la photo sur une base privé. Il a enseigné la photographie pour Eton Institute à Dubai où il a vécu durant 3 ans. Curieux et aventureux, il se passionne pour la photographie de paysage, de voyage et d'aventure.

Outre l'enseignement et la photographie, Il a été animateur de radio à CIPC (Port-Cartier), CFLS (Lévis) et FM93 (Québec).

Photographe, enseignant et communicateur d'expérience, Francis est diplômé de l'Université Laval en Communication publique.

prix & Distinctions

En 2013, Francis a gagné le concours "Show Us Your Beam" de PhotoShelter pour la création d'un photomontage promotionnel original. En 2015, il a reçu une mention honorable lors du concours International Photography Award pour sa photo "Seaweed farmers at work in Bali". Le 20 août 2017, Francis s'est mérité des honneurs à l'International Monovisions Awards de Londres. Parmi 4 000 participants au concours, le jury lui a décerné 2 mentions honorables pour ces photos "A Bedouin in Wadi Rum" (catégorie Voyage) et "Stormy night in Dubai Marina" (catégorie Paysages).

Honors & Awards

In 2013, Francis won the PhotoShelter's “Show Us Your Beam” contest for the creation of a photomontage to promote Photoshelter's new online platform “Show Us Your Beam”.  He received an honorable mention in 2015 from the International Photography Award for his photo "Seaweed farmers at work in Bali". On August 20, 2017, Francis earned honors at the International Monovision Awards in London. Among the 4000 participants, the jury awarded him 2 honorable mentions for his photos "A Bedouin in wadi rum" (Travel Category) and "Stormy night in Dubai Marina" (Landscape Category).

2013 - Winner - Best creative photomontage for Photoshelter's new platform “Show Us Your Beam”

2017 International Monovisions Awards in London - Winning Entry - Honorable Mention - "Stormy night in Dubai Marina".

2015 International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - "Seaweed farmers at work in Bali"

2017 International Monovisions Awards in London - Winning Entry - Honorable Mention - "A Bedouin in Wadi Rum".

(...) Your photographs share an engaged sense of interactions between people and their environments. They are intuitive and read as having been produced by someone who is deeply connected and engaged to these places. Your photography provides an incredible amount of human connection. It reads incredibly clearly in the imagery, and a viewer is transported to these places that they otherwise might not have access too. It’s really great to see that you are pushing yourself to take frames that are rich and make incredibly good use of color. This precision really helps add to the engagement of these images as well as stimulates the use of space in relationship to the subjects. You allow everything a lot of natural light, which is lovely (...).
— LensCulture Competitions Reviewer (2017)

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