Merci à tous !

Back home from Saint Valery sur Somme, France.
29th Edition FESTIVAL DE L’OISEAU ET DE LA NATURE. 9 days surrounded with warm public and nice colleagues.

Thank you Stéphane HAUSSOULIER , Marie-Agnès BOCHE, Delphine Moreaux and the rest of the team from the festival and all the volunteers who made us feel at home with their warm welcome and great organization!

Not to forget the visitors who came and visit my new exhibition ‘With trees (Avec l’arbre)’ . Thank you for your kind feedback and warm compliments on, as many of you said a poetic and original vision of trees. I was happy to share my vision with you.

and a very special thanks to Stèphanie & David Allemand for your kindness and the nice moment we shared together, you both made this festival week a ‘special one’.


First book publication : variations in TREES

( 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).

Sylvia Adams interviewed Kristel Schneider

‘ This time I interviewed Kristel Schneider, a sweet Dutch nature photographer now living in France. Kristel is someone who knows what she wants, she has an exceptional creative mind and she goes to amazing lengths to put her ideas into images’ Sylvia
Read whole interview : https://www.sylviaadamsphotography.com/interview-kristel-schneider/

Reflections …..and plans 2017

by Kristel Schneider

The last days of the year. For many of us, this is now a time of reflection.

2016 was a year that showed us the crazy world we live in ; terrorist attacks, wars and big political changes. We lost loved ones and idols.
A year that you would like to forget quickly and move on….but there is more….more and more we see the effects of our  behavior on nature, climate change, animals that are being killed to prevent them from coming too close to our so called ‘civilization’, like the foxes in London or the wolves in the countryside and so many other wild animals by hunters all over the world.

Snow in march

All these sad things  almost make us forget to look at the good things we have achieved and the great moments we should cherish.

Last year I wrote about my first difficult years in the photography industry. I also wrote that “you have to grow into your job”. Even so, it is still a difficult field to work in and I am still learning about its ‘culture, politics’. I have not reached the point where I would like to be, but luckily enough, I can look back again at a successful photography year which opened  new opportunities, travels,  images and  publications.

I am very happy 2016 gave me the opportunity to finish my little tour with my first solo show “Variations in Trees” (in France and in Italy ). I had a 10-page publication in Swedish magazine, Camera Natura ; published my second article on Dutch website Zoom.nl. In French magazine Macro Photography I could get a 14-page publication and 15 of my images have been published in the book ‘Fôrets d’Auvergne‘. It is the second year that I have worked with Nordic Vision photo tours and I have very good memories about the 2nd tour I guided for them, in Auvergne last Autumn. As a result, I will guide the tours  in my region and abroad in 2017.

Publicatie Camera Nature nr 1 2016_b

2016 was also the year that brought me 2 photo competition recognitions : highly-commended Biophotocontest 2016 and 1st price International Photo competition Natur Namur 2016 and my first video debut for French newspaper La Montagne, in their video series “La Montage Images” featuring local photographers. Last but not least, the Lowland Photo-festival experience, where I was invited to give a photo lecture  in front of a 600 + audience about my Variations in Trees.

© Jef Pauwels

© Jef Pauwels

Now is the time to thank all of those who visited and attended the presentation, the shows, workshops and photo-tour for their nice company, feedback, and comments.

For the coming year, I already have exciting photography ideas, a private photo project, a new photo tour destination, a lecture and new challenges planned and already scheduled. But I will tell you more about it when the time has come. To all new followers on my blog “Visions on Nature”, Facebook or other social media, I would like to thank you all for your support and the encouraging feedback you wrote over 2016.

To all of you, I wish a very happy, creative and healthy New Year, with many moments of beautiful light. Let us meet in 2017, be it in the field, at a festival or just online.

Thanks !



Expo photo Variations in Trees – in Italy

Variations in Trees photo expo in Italy.

During the Bio Photo Festival I will show my Variations and Trees exhibit.
Hope to see you there !


Variations in Trees expobio-photo-festival-2016
Bio Photo Festival 2016
September 22th to 25th 2016 – Budoia (PN) ITALY

List other expo’s:

•Pierluigi Rizzato – ITA – www.pierluigirizzato.com
•Marco Urso – ITA – www.photoxplorica.com
•Willy Di Giulian – ITA – willydigiulian.blogspot.it
Jean-Marie Séveno – FRA – www.jean-marie-seveno.net
Michel d’Oultremont – BELG – www.micheldoultremont.com
•Gabriele Bano – ITA – www.gabrielebano.weebly.com
•Circolo Fotografico Palmarino – ITA – www.cfpalmarino.com
•Neil Aldridge – ENG – www.conservationphotojournalism.com
•Adam Ławnik – POL – www.adamlawnik.pl
Kristel Schneider – NED – www.kristelschneiderphotography.com
•Marco Dian – ITA – www.marcodian.com

Link: http://www.biophotocontest.com/eng/festival/2016/intro/#/0

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