Charl Folscher is a self-taught photographer with 13 years' experience. He's had the opportunity to work in a variety of fields including stage/theatre, events, real estate and weddings. He is a good communicator which he believes is half the job of a photographer and has an ability to put his subjects at ease for a more natural end result. "I love people's stories more than I love to create. I work and function from here, not from my need to be creative."
I think my favorite part of being a photographer is that no two days are ever the same. I love the actual act of shooting, be it outside or inside. Time goes by in an instant when I get to shoot. Another favorite aspect is that moment when you realize, especially during editing that you have captured a split second of light so well that it moves you to emotion.
I really appreciate the excitement and pace of shooting live performances. It's a unique experience and there is so much you can try for an alternative shot. The sheer joy and energy of a wedding are amazing and it always feels like a huge honor to be part of such a celebratory start to a new life for a couple. My absolute favorite field is the diversity of travel photography. I can get lost in my own hometown taking photos.
I have had a few photographs published in newspapers and magazines.
My other passion is writing and performing music and I once sang in front of a crowd of 43000 people in Cape Town, South Africa, which is where I was born and raised.