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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Posted on April 21, 2015
Publication in Natuurfotopassie 17
Natuurfotopassie, a Dutch photo magazine published an overview of my work in an 8-page portfolio.
The text was written by René de Vos and features some of my toughts about photography and what made me a nature photographer.
Posted on April 3, 2015
Publication in French Nature Magazine: Nat’Images 31
To photograph trees
by Kristel Schneider
Nat’images, the nature edition of the popular French photo magazine Chasseur d’Image, published an article and image portfolio from me about Tree photography.
The article (written by Kristel Schneider and translated/adapted (French) by F.Rousseau) describes the different approaches in tree photography.
A total of 8 pages is published in the nr. 31 April/May 2015 issue. For those who live in France the issue is now for sale in the kiosks. Upcoming exhibitions ‘ Variations in Trees’
Look for an overview of tree images on Kristels site: portfolio trees
Posted on March 20, 2015
Erythronium dens canis | 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 third visit for me to this place and I must say it’s a real challenge to crawl with your 300mm lens over the floor and find a nice low angle shot 😉