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 !

 

 

Highly Commended, GDT EUROPEAN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017

Happy to announce that my image ‘Berries’ was Highly Commended in Category Plants and Fungi at
GDT EUROPEAN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017 

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)

First book publication : variations in TREES

VARIATIONS IN TREES | LES VARIATIONS DE L’ ARBRES
( 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).

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.

 

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

Publication on Zoom.nl

Publication on dutch photography website, Zoom.nl,
about photography in the French region Auvergne with text and images by Kristel Schneider.
Part 1 about the summer and the winter was published last year, part 2 about the spring and autumn is now online: fototips voor Auvergne, Frankrijk (in Dutch).

 

Zoom blog publicatie

The Auvergne in the world’s top 10 destinations !

#6 Auvergne region
Published on Lonely Planet.com

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Cast your eyes upon the Auvergne’s dramatic volcanic landscape and you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Iceland rather than the heart of France. And yet this region has been overlooked by visitors. No more, though – the Auvergne is reinventing itself with a series of ambitious art projects and a growing portfolio of wilderness adventures …
– Loneley Planet Best in Travel 2016

The travel guide Lonely Planet placed the Auvergne in the world’s top 10 regions at #6 to visit, as one living in this region, knowing its beauty,  I can say this nomination is well deserved !
This overlooked region has such a diversity in nature wilderness, a real (Nature) photographer’s candy box.

 

Best-of-Auvergne-Photo-Tour-2015_2

 

Also want to see with your own eyes why Lonely Planet put the Auvergne region in the world’s 10 regions to visit, join me in the field and photograph
its remarkable scenery with glacier-carved valleys and volcanic peaks, the Chaîne des Puys, (a 40km chain of craters and lava domes), volcano lakes, waterfalls and springs, the Tuscany the Auvergne and much more. Every season has its own beauty, that’s why I organize workshops and photo tours (in cooperation with Nordic Vision Photo tours) all year round.
Click here for an overview .
What workshop-photo tour members are saying:

” This photo workshop was a great enrichment! Kristel not only showed me a different approach to photography but also one of the probably most impressive valleys of Auvergne” –Guillaume/France

“…We loved Auvergne – it was absolutely the most interesting and beautiful of the regions of France which we visited (including Paris and Dordogne) – and we intend to return as soon as possible, probably this time in autumn for fall colors. And we definitely will have a return engagement with Kristel! Highly recommended! ” – Steve / USA

Read more click here

 

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