New in 2017 – Italian Dolomites Photo tour



Experience the impressive decor from the ‘other’ Italy

When all my school friends went to the beach my parents took my brother and me every summer to San Cassiano, in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. Unfortunately when you are so young you do not appreciate all that beauty around you, it is much later that you realize that this was the seeding of my love for the mountains and for nature. Going back to my childhood holiday destination almost felt like going back home again. Tucked away memories came back and I rediscovered the beauty of these magnificent mountain ranges with their stone cathedrals. Pure enjoyment! I will be more than happy to share this beautiful area with you during this 8-day photo-tour – Kristel

More info: here

Tre cime in the clouds with afternoon sunlight just after a storm

Finalist at Bio Photo Contest 2016

Happy with the news that I am one of the Finalists at the Bio Photo Contest 2016. An international nature photography competition, the subject for this year was
Desert, rocks and screes.  Congratulations to the winners and all the other finalist’s from the 2016 edition.


To see all the other images click here

First video debut | Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)

ICM Technique
by Kristel Schneider

Fresh spring greens with sunlight
A couple of months ago the local newspaper La Montagne asked me if I was willing to join in their video series “La Montage Images” featuring local photographers.  Their aim was to create short videos to promote photography to a wider public. The first season hosted all  the photographers who work for the local newspaper and because of the success they decided to start a second season  along with local photographers who would explain a photo subject to the general public. So not too technical, but rather show that photography can be fun to explore. I decided to talk about ICM technique –  a technique which to be used whenever you want to create abstract images by moving your camera about.

At the end of April we did the video shoot in a woody area, close to Ravel in Auvergne | France. My timing was right for the fresh green leaves on trees, which resulted in a nice
subject for the image example. I must say,  it was difficult to stay serious while I was  talking, especially as I had two cameras pointing at me while a guy with  big headphones and microphone was moving about.
I first only agreed on doing this video if I could speak English. Indeed I did not feel comfortable enough to do this all in French – hence the voice-over performed by a French native speaker.
English link below the video.

(Put on HD for better image quality)

For more ICM images click: here

To listen to this video in English click: here

Published in book: Les plus belles Forêts d’Auvergne et du Limousin



May 25 the book Les plus belles Forêts d’Auvergne et du Limousin was launched by Page Centrale in Thiers.
This book brings together the best photographs, mostly unpublished,  from the Auvergne and Limousin forests by local photographers.

Photographers: Philippe Aboulin, Jean-Francois Amelot, Benoît Barres, Philippe Bousseaud, Remi Flament, Fabrice Cahez Cyril Coudert, Forest Follies, Patrick Morand, Luc Olivier, Museum of chestnut Montjoux Didier Pepin Christophe Rué, Kristel Schneider and Fabrice Vincent. Text by: Claudy Combe, forest engineer.

I am happy to be part of this beautiful book, with 15 of my tree/forest scene images published.

The book format is 24*30cm, has 168 pages with 94 images text in France .
ISBN 9791090367210

Here are links to see some of the pages:

Expo photo Variations in Trees – Vic le Comte/Auvergne

Happy that after traveling to Belgium, Denmark and many places in France my expo VARIATIONS IN TREES finally can be seen in Auvergne – Vic le Comte (63)

Hope to see you Auvergnats !

(I will attend the opening on May 16th 2016 at 18h in Vic le Comte, Halle du Jeu de Paume).

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