Biography Kristel Schneider

Nature & landscape photographer

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.

Move to Auvergn, focus on passion

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.

Express myself more creatively

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 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. I love to suggest and not always impose when I exhibit at photo fairs and festivals, in France or abroad.

Over the years I have carried out private commissions, photo assignments. You can also find my work in several 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.
Photography Awards:
– Honorable Mention, Professional «Nature | Other » at the prestigious IPA, International   Photography Award 2014
– Honorable Mention, Professional «Nature | Trees » at the prestigious IPA, International Photography Award 2013


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

Kristel’s work is represented by Nature in Stock and she’s a tour guide for Nordic Vision


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