First book publication : variations in TREES

( Available December 2017 |Disponible Décembre 2017)

– A photographic journey through uncommon compositions of an ordinary subject.
Trees, we often pass them by without even really seeing them –

– Une recherche photographique de compositions autour d’un sujet ordinnaire.
Une arbre qui nous est famillier et à côté duquel on passe sans même le remarquer –

“This book will take you in a graphical journey of subtle colors and structures, because Variations in Trees is a graphical search for the innermost impressions of the Auvergne trees. As you turn the pages, they will lead you in a dance that is both intimately photographic and deeply inspiring” –

“Ce livre va vous transporter au fil d’un voyage graphique fait de couleurs et de formes subtiles. Variations in Trees est une quête graphique des plus profondes impressions issues des arbres d’Auvergne. A mesure que vous tournerez ces pages, vous serez entraînés dans une danse intimement photogénique et d’une inspirante profondeur” –

Heike Odermatt


Photographs & Texts: Kristel Schneider
Foreword: Heike Odermatt
Design : Duncan Baumbach, Creative Communications, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Translation: Fabienne Rousseau

Size: 26,5 cm – 24,5 cm
Pages: 68 + cover
Paper: Condat Perigort Matt. 170 g/m²
Printing house: Roelofs B.V., Eindhoven, the Netherlands
ISBN: 979-10-699-1261-8

Edition : Hardcover
Texts: English and French

First published 2017

Buy your copy  via my shop on  www.kristelschneiderphotography.comclick here
(Pre-order action ends 19th November 2017).

Salon Monts d’Or Photos 2018

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Back from Salon Monts d’Or Photos. A nice festival with a warm and cozy atmosphere and an enthusiastic ‘Lyonaise’ audience. The staff Nicole & Christian Segaud with their volunteers make you feel ad home immediately . Thank you ‘Lyonaise’ visitors, colleague photographers for your nice feedback, compliments, conversations and laughter’s ! .
Next year I am invited to come back to showcase all my images of ‘ With Trees’ . See you in 2019!


New photography exhibition tour

(For in the agenda):
Happy to announce my New photography exhibition tour  : With Trees – Avec l’Arbre

This year I will be at several photo festivals (France, Spain), to present work from my new book and others.
First festival is upcoming weekend, 10-11 March 2018, Salon Monts d’Or Photos in St. Didier, France.

Informations pratiques
Centre Laurent Bonnevay
23 rue du Castellard
Saint-Didier-au-Mont d’Or
69370 France

Ouverture au public
Samedi 10 mars de 13h30 à 19h00
Dimanche 11 mars de 9h30 à 18h30

Hope to see you next weekend !




Happy to announce that my image ‘Berries’ was Highly Commended in Category Plants and Fungi at

Next to the WPY (Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BBC) competition for me this is the second High standard Competition for Nature Photographers around.
The GDT’s focus is on innovative and creative images, that’s why I am very happy to get this Highly Commended for my ‘Berries’, a personal favorite.

This image is also published in my first book: Variations in Trees, that will be available early December 2017.
More information: here (webshop)

Expo: Variations in Trees in Cauterets

Happy to announce that I will be at Festival Pyrénéen de l’Image Nature, with my exhibition ‘Variations in Trees’.
This will be last time I will expose this expo, so if you have not seen it yet, or like to see it again, do not hesitate to come to Cauterets | France
and get the opportunity to buy the prints for a special festival price.

From 2018 on I will be on the road to show my new expo, With Trees. More information will follow soon.


Sylvia Adams interviewed Kristel Schneider

‘ This time I interviewed Kristel Schneider, a sweet Dutch nature photographer now living in France. Kristel is someone who knows what she wants, she has an exceptional creative mind and she goes to amazing lengths to put her ideas into images’ Sylvia
Read whole interview :

Camera Natura Naturfotodagen festival 2017, Sweden

Just back from ‘the North’, Sweden. I was invited to speak at Camera Natura, Naturfotodagen 6th edition.
A nice festival with a warm and cozy atmosphere and an enthusiastic audience. The staff from Camera Natura (Conny Constan Jonsson, Patric Carlsson and Anette Edefalk) with their volunteers make you feel ad home immediately .
The auditorium was packed with visitors  who were warmly welcomed by Henrik Ekman, he introduced all the speakers and made a kind summery via questioning the photographers at the end of each presentation. During the breaks you could visit the exhibition room (Magnus Elander thanks for taking care of the speakers expo)  with some great expo’s or enjoy the delicious Swedish cakes. The carrot cake was my favorite !
The other speakers:  Serkan Günes, Mats Andersson, Tore Hagman, Josefin nilsson, Magnus Nyman. Although I could not understand their presentations it was nice to see their work!

Thank you all for your nice feedback, compliments, great talks, conversations and laughter’s !

See for more images and impressions: here


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