Posted on January 3, 2015
Happy New Year !
New year new beginnings, I am happy to announce that I have joined Dutch photo-travel agency, Nordic Vision photo tours, with its great team of photographers : Theo Bosboom, Jan and Mart Smit, Wilco Dragt, Marten Bril, Charles Borsboom. At the moment Nordic Vision organizes photo tours to spectacular photographic destinations such as Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Nordern Ireland, China, France or Spain.
My first tour for Nordic Vision will be organized in my own living area, Auvergne | France : the best of Auvergne, 19-25 july 2015
A 7-day photography workshop : we will explore Puy de Dôme hot-spots, its diverse hillside landscape scenery, sunflowers and wine fields, which make it the so-called Tuscany of Auvergne. We will look at how the spectacular and unique light conditions play on the dramatic Massif Central mountains and volcano chains. Explore the Billom area and its picturesque villages, through the maze of small hillside roads and small hiking trails, in the later afternoon light. On the way you will discover one of Auvergne’s most beautiful valleys, National Reserve, Vallée de Chaudefour and get some fresh sparks at the many local waterfalls.
Category: foto workshop, Genereal Tagged: Auvergne Photography Workshops, auvergne workshops, foto workshops auvergne, foto workshops Frankrijk, Kristel Schneider Photography, Macro Photography, Nature and Landscape Photography, Nature Photography Workshops, Nordic Vision photo tours, Photography workshops, Stages Photo en Auvergne, Visions and Nature
Posted on December 8, 2014
Vallée de Chaudefour | Auvergne | France
The two participants of last Sunday were lucky during their one-on-one workshop.
Weather forecast prediction was good, snow and cold temperatures with some sun in the late afternoon .
The sun came unfortunately a bit earlier than planned, this meant that we had to act fast to get some shots with ‘frosty trees ‘.
Skies were changing during the day and the mountain tops appeared from behind the clouds.
A nice beginning of the winter season !
Category: foto workshop, Landscape Photography, workshops & tours Tagged: Auvergne, Auvergne Photography Workshops, auvergne workshops, foto workshops auvergne, foto workshops Frankrijk, France, Kristel Schneider, Nature and Landscape Photography, Photography workshops, Sancy, Stages Photo en Auvergne, Valleé de Chaudefour, Visions and Nature, winter, winter photography, winter shots
Posted on March 24, 2014
Meer info: Workshop pagina (NL)
More info: Workshop page (Eng)
Category: foto workshop, Landscape Photography, Macro and Flora Photography Tagged: Auvergne Photography Workshops, auvergne workshops, Billom, foto workshops auvergne, foto workshops Frankrijk, Kristel Schneider Photography, Livradois Forez, Nature and Landscape Photography, Nature Photography Workshops, Photography workshops, Stages Photo en Auvergne, Tuscany, Tuscany of Auvergne, Visions and Nature
Posted on March 12, 2014
Dog’s Tooth violet
In Puy de Dôme (Auvergne, France) this wild flower is rather rare. They normally flower around March till April/May . Lately we have very nice warm weather in France and nature is far ahead.
So yesterday afternoon I had a look at the spot I know in the forest, to look if the little violets where already above the ground. Despite the nice weather I was still too early, but after some thorough ground search I found a couple of the flowers I was looking for.
Personally I find this flower very photogenic and a lust for the eye, in contrast with the little forest location where it grows. I think it’s an (old) dump place, full with thorns, dead leaves and trash (car tires, electrical wire, metal barrows, washing machines etc). It is the second visit for me to this place and I must say it’s a real challenge to crawl with your 300mm or 150 mm lens over the floor and find a nice low angle shot 😉
Category: Genereal Tagged: Auvergne Photography Workshops, Dent de Chien, Dog's tooth violet, Erythronium, foto workshops auvergne, foto workshops Frankrijk, Kristel Schneider, Kristel Schneider Photography, Macro Photography, Nature and Landscape Photography, Nature Photography, Nature Photography Workshops, Stages Photo en Auvergne, Visions and Nature, Wild Flower photography
Posted on February 13, 2014
Follow the steps editors pick- Landscape gallery
Montagne des Allebasses
Altitude, 1365 m.
PNR Livradois Forez | Auvergne |France
See blog post: – Emptiness – for more images, Montagne des Allebasses
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