Posted on September 12, 2015
New in 2016
one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. A season full with colors and atmosphere
During the 7 days we will explore this beautiful mysterious forest landscape and visit a couple of lakes in the middle of the forest. We will explore the high Chaumes du Forez with its wetlands and open landscapes. You will discover a beautifull old glacial valley, Vallée du Fossat. We strive to organize at least two photo discussions, focusing on how to create effective compositions (what works what does not) learning to look differently (eye for detail) and depending on the groups experience some basic image processing. The program includes short walks in nature to forests and lakes (depending on the weather conditions) and we will drive higher up in the mountains. This is not just a photo-tour but a workshop with professional guidance, where the group is kept small so that everyone gets personal attention and practical tips in the field.
Other photo-tours in 2016: overview
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Posted on July 26, 2015
Home again with the accomplishment of my first photo-tour for Nordic Vision in my backpack!
I can now look back at this very pleasant week and really enjoy my first group who was just great: we had fun and learned a lot from each-other!
As I wanted to give every participant the right amount of time and attention, I didn’t take a lot images myself but I’ve already seen some wonderful pictures they took then.
Thank you everyone for the enthusiastic participation and your good moods during the early morning sessions 😉
The summer tour will be back for sure next year. For new dates and other Auvergne photo-tours in 2016 (Winter & Autumn) keep an eye on the website of
Nordic Vision or here on Visions and Nature. I hope to promote the new tours online in a couple of weeks.
Posted on June 27, 2015
Publication on dutch photography website, Zoom.nl,
about photography in the French region Auvergne with text and images by Kristel Schneider.
There will be two parts, part 1 about the summer and the winter is now online: fototips voor Auvergne, Frankrijk (in Dutch).
Autumn and spring will be published later this year in part 2.
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Posted on June 12, 2015
by Kristel Schneider
Spring time, the season of colors and new life.
For me the time where I focus a lot on flower photography, especially the last couple of weeks I visited my favorite flower ‘hotspots’ in the area
I was happy to see that the wild orchids were doing very good this year, some species came out even too early for me as they were already to damaged to photograph.
Nature is acting pretty unpredictable over the last couple of years and the flora is adapting better to this than our nature flower guides. So it is better to see for yourself and look when
certain species are out or not. Because of the weather (hot, warm, wet, wind) I returned to the flower areas a couple of times to see their blooming status and to have better photography light conditions.
Today I updated my portfolio | Latest Work, to give you a small overview of what I have been photographing lately.
Feel free to have a look at my website
Posted on June 6, 2015
Thanks to modern technology (Skype) I could meet the participants of the summer photo-tour to Auvergne this morning.
A nice mix of photography experience and people, looks like we are going to have lots of fun and photo moments together!
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