Posted on May 28, 2011
Nature photographer Mike Moats has interviewed me about Macro Photography for his Blog: Tiny Landscapes.
You can read the interview here.
Posted on April 17, 2011
Getting up at 5am is not something I like but when I see the sun rise and the landscape changing colours in the fresh light I forget all about that alarm clock.
Driving to the Monts du Cèzallier takes me to magnificent landscapes. Mountain meadows and valleys with nice lines and textures. My goal was to capture some images with wild Daffodils and because mother nature is a bit early this year I didn’t know exactly what to expect. The sunrise in itself was a bit disappointing but the early morning light provided me with nice warm light that I could use for my landscape shots.
Posted on January 30, 2011
This morning it was all foggy and gray but this did not hold me from taking the car and drive to the forest. I was looking for some nice mist layers but ended up with some frozen bushes and trees. Because of the overcast weather the forest was full with different tints of gray light. I decided to take some movement shots. The moody atmosphere and different gray and brown tints of the forest worked out nicely.
For these kind of images you need trees that are skinny or have a nice shape. It is also important to look at the background and the sky because when you move your camera up or down these elements can have an impact on your image. Set your camera on a slow shutter speed so that you have some time to move your camera in the directions you like. Just take a couple of sample shots and then compose your composition.
All taken with 5Dmark II|EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM|F22| ND filter 4| hand-held
Posted on January 4, 2011
First I wish you all a Happy New Year with lots of great photography moments!
Between all these nice dinners and kitchen table talks I took some time to walk in nature to get a fresh nose and capture some winter-shots. One day I was out around 4 PM and the sun was on its way down. Tree branches and grass where covered with ice and snow and the low shadows created a nice atmosphere. I decided to put the tracks from a tractor (?) in the frame to create a ‘eye focus’ lines in the image.
(Canon EOS 5DMark II, 70-200mm at 155, F18, 1/40S, 250ISO, hand held)
Protect your gear in the Winter!
Posted on December 17, 2010
Today is the new beginning for my website and photography blog. I decided that it was time for a new design that fitted my needs in today’s ever changing on-line world. Less time behind the computer and more time for what I love doing; being out in the field taking pictures.
I’ve just completed a nearly -indescribable task – to put keywords and meta data to my nature and landscape photography collection so that I could finally relaunch Kristel Schneider Photography.
I am inviting you to take some time to browse through the entire brand new website. I’ll be adding more material weekly so please check back and thanks for taking the time to look!
Stop reading and jump right into the browsing if you are too curious and don’t worry if you don’t master all the functionalities. Just use one of the links at the top of the page, or keep reading to learn more.
So, what was wrong with the old website? Well, the design was not bad but just not very functional. Especially updating my galleries was tedious. Using a Dreamweaver plug in and FrontPage was also just not it. The new design is a mix from me and Photoshelter. I customized one of their templates to my own needs so that I can still use all Photoshelter’s great features.
While working on my website I decided to create this new blog: Visions and Nature.
On this blog I will not only be blogging about my Nature and Landscape photography activities, visions and workshops news, but I will also publish new images with some details about the way it was captured. There will also be many other new items depending on the impulse and inspiration of the moment.
Just come back and follow me. You can do this by adding your email address by singing in on: blog subscriptions.
Feedback and comments are always welcome. I hope you will all participate. Thank you in advance for your time and contributions.