Photo-tours & Workshops 2017 Photographer Kristel Schneider


together with tour operator Nordic Vision photo-tours
  • Auvergne (Autumn) - France- photography tour
  • Dolomite (Spring)- Italy - photography tour NEW in 2017


all year round - flexible dates - in Auvergne
  • Create you own workshop | One-on-one photography Workshop
  • Auvergnes flora Photography Workshop NEW in 2017
  • ICM (intentional camera movement ) Photography Workshop NEW in 2017
  • Improve your technique (basic) Photography Workshop
Auvergne (Autumn) - France- photography tour 2017

The Auvergne in the world’s top 10 destinations !

Guided by local Photographer Kristel Schneider

Date: October 15 – 22, 2017

Forest lakes, brooks and little waterfalls

A season full with colors and atmosphere

Discover Auvergnes most beautiful valleys

When two seasons meet

Auvergne Autumn Photography tour

After a successful first, again in 2017

Guided by local photographer Kristel Schneider (who lives in the Auvergne since 2007) in cooperation with tour operator Nordic Visions photo-tours. After a successful and fully booked first autumn edition Kristel decided to organize the tour again in 2017.

Date: October 15 – 22, 2017

During the 8 days we will explore the Sancy area, located in the regional volcano park and the heart of the second regional nature park, the Livradois Forez. You will discover Auvergnes most beautiful valleys and get some fresh sparks at the many local waterfalls and some volcano lakes.

We will spend 3 nights in Chambon sur Dolore in the Natural Regional Parc Livradois Forez, and 4 nights in Saint Nectaire, located in the Natural Regional Volcano Park, where we will welcome you warmly and make you feel at home.

The program includes a mixture of active and more relaxed parts, from small walks in nature, hilltops and waterfalls to car-drives to beautiful locations.

Located in the very heart of France, Auvergne (part of Auvergne Rhône Alpe) is in the centre of the Massif Central area. The region has four departments, Allier, Puy de Dôme, Cantal and Haute Loire. Auvergne is a unique area and displays its own personality and beauty of nature in each and every part. Auvergne is an untouched region of mountains, volcanoes and rocky gorges, with Clermont-Ferrand as the capital city. It is a popular holiday destination from the French and not yet discovered by mass tourism. This makes this region pure in all essence.

Photographer Kristel Schneider will guide you through the wonderful Auvergne. She has lived in Puy de Dôme – Auvergne since end 2007 and knows the area very well, via photo-assignments from the Regional Nature Park- Livradois Forez/local tourist boards and of course her private outings. She will show you the most beautiful spots, including her personal favorites.

8 days - 7 nights

Spoken language: English and/or Dutch

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Dolomite (Spring)- Italy - new photography tour 2017

Guided by local Photographer Kristel Schneider

Date: June 10-17, 2017

Spring, the season of fresh colors and new Life

Magnificent mountain ranges – stone cathedrals

UNESCO heritage

Dolomite (Spring)- Italy - photography tour

New in 2017

Guided by photographer Kristel Schneider (who spend all her childhood holidays in this area) in cooperation with tour operator Nordic Visions photo-tours.

Date: June 10-17 2017

This photo-tour will focus mainly on the heart of the Italian Alps. In Spring everything is full with fresh colors and strives with new life. It is the time when the Dolomites awaken from the cold winter months. The steep rocky peaks will undo their white blankets of snow. Then pure natural colors, rough and graphical textures will visually materailise. For us, photographers, this season offers countless opportunities to try out a wide variety of nature photography shots: long valleys and rugged ridge-lines, turquoise color lakes, various wild flowers, as well as the Dolomites mountain tops in all kinds of photogenic shapes.

The Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres and cover 141,903 ha. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys.

The site of the Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres and cover 141,903 ha. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys.

What to expect during this 8-day photography tour: we will visit several Nature Parks, like t he Ampezzo Dolomites, the Fanes -Sennes -Brais, the Sesto/Tre Cime Dolomites. We will look at how the sunlight plays on the mesmerising mountain ranges and see mist disappear in the valleys and over the peaks. You will discover one of Italy’s most beautiful mountain lakes. There will be plenty of opportunities to focus on close-ups, macro and other Spring subjects: flowering mosses, Alpine Snowbell, Gentiane, the rare Lady's slipper orchid and many other wild flowers.

8 days – 7 nights

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Workshops 2017

Auvergne | France

Spoken language: English and/or Dutch and French/English mix

Workshops 2017

All year round

Guided by Nature & Landscape Photographer Kristel Schneider

she offers different types of workshops and tours, to ensure that every budget and needs are catered for, private attention, small groups, designed to your requirements, natural and informal tuition style, open to all photography levels, professional critique of your photos

One-on-One | Create your own workshop

All year round! 

During this workshop you will deepen your personal photography skills by discussing your already used photography techniques and views on Photography.

You will get personal field training with Kristel and explore together creative compositions and visions. Depending on your personal photography needs, different equipment will be discussed and used during the field training.

ICM (Intentional Camera Movement)

New in 2017: Start moving and let your creative imagination go wild

All year round !

During this photo workshop you will learn to create abstract images by using the ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) camera technique.

After this workshop you will know that this technique is more then just trial and error ; that you can actually create different moods and atmospheres in your image just by looking at your scene more carefully and think ahead before you start moving the camera. Kristel will guide you true the different methods of movement and you will see that there are endless possibilities.

I came back for a second day with Kristel because photographing with her is a great learning experience and she helps me to perfect my compositions. She is also great company and a pleasure to be with – Peter| UK

Auvergnes flora photography workshop

New in 2017: May, June, July

During this photo workshop you will learn to capture the local wild flora in a way that will rise above the standard snapshot images. By looking at color contrast, learn to create atmosphere in a composition, focus on details and work with different depth of field. For those who like to create more creative compositions we can look at different photography techniques and methods. The Auvergne is a paradise for wild flowers, from hillside meadows to mountain fields covered with colors. We will explore some local wetlands with rare carnivora plants and different types of cotton-grass, not to forget the many wild Orchid species that grow in the region.

Improve your technique

All year round !

During this workshop you will learn the basics of (nature) photography and practice photography on the field. Kristel will show you not only how to build up your photo but also look at the basics of a good composition.

We had a great day and learned a lot. My camera is less a black box now. I have changed my thinking and usage from semi automated analog way of working to manual digital by using all the options I have available. Thanks Kristel for your clear explanations. Looking forward to the next level – Coert/ The Netherlands

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About Kristel

If I had to introduce myself briefly I would say that I am a photographer and a workshop instructor who has specialized in nature and landscape photography. But that would just convey the visible part of my personal iceberg, as you can see it now.

Before I could show that present portrait of mine, many little drops of life have filled in a vase that is not yet totally full. I was born in The Netherlands and lived a big part of my adult life in Amsterdam. I studied Human Resource Management and Communication and I worked the last 6 years of my other professional career as a Communication Adviser for a Pharmaceutical Company.

Everything changed in 2007 when I decided to move to Auvergne, in France and focus on my passion, photography.

To tick off some boxes, I’m not a technical person above all. I’m more interested in feelings and emotions. Photography is more than just a passion; it’s a way of living and the best way to express myself more creatively. I work with an eye for detail to give birth to intimate compositions so that people can also play a part when they look at it.

Over the years I have carried out private commissions, photo assignments. You can also find my work in many magazines and other publications or in stock agencies like Naturimages and Nature in Stock. Parallel to this I am also collaborating with Nordic Vision Phototours.

Kristel's keywords: spicy food, Berger Picard (dogs), cats, good wine, married, art, nature, 4 seasons, 1968, Wageningen, Auvergne, France, Dutch, enjoying life.

Photography is not only what you see but also what you feel - Ansel Adams

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