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chris schmid

Photographer | Filmmaker | Speaker

 
 

IN FOCUS


Chris Schmid is an award winning photographer and filmmaker based in Switzerland, although his work takes him all over the world. His photography work is represented by National Geographic CreativeChris' subjects focus on wildlife, travel and outdoor activities. His photographs are an invitation to discover the world with wide eyes and vibrant enthusiasm. His aspiration always remains the same: approaching the environment in the midst of its elements.

He is a Sony Global Imaging Ambassador, a DJI Ambassador, a 500px Brand Ambassador and an official contributing photographer to WildAID. He has won multiple international awards including PDN World in Focus, IPA Professional, PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris and Nature’s Best Photography Africa. Chris is also a contributor to the Remembering Elephants project, the Born Free Foundation fund-raising book and exhibition, illustrated by the worlds finest wildlife photographers.

He and his wife Carolina are the founders of Eyemage Films, a film production company who’s mission is to highlight issues around conservation and the protection of wildlife through engaging and educational content. They also leads various wildlife photography safaris in Africa.

Chris Schmid is available for commissions and speaking engagements internationally. He can be reached at chris@schmidchris.com.

Chris Schmid
 
SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO TAKE A RISK BY SPENDING ALL AFTERNOON WAITING FOR THAT GREAT PICTURE, AND YOU MAY MISS SOME DECENT IMAGES SOMEWHERE ELSE, BUT ITS ALL PART OF THE GAME IN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY.
— Chris Schmid

 

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AWARDS


First prizes:

  • 2016 | PDN Great Outdoor Photo Contest - Action/Adventure category
  • 2016 | Drone Photo Festival - Brazilian beauty - People's choice Award
  • 2015 | International Photography Awards - Nature Category
  • 2015 | Nature's Best Photography Africa - Nature Category
  • 2015 | PDN World in Focus - Outdoor Scenes
  • 2013 | One Eyeland - Nature Category
  • 2013 | PDN Great Outdoor Photo Contest - Animals category
  • 2013 | Kontinent Awards - Single Image Nature Category
  • 2013 | "PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris" - Nature category

Honorable mentions:

GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Siena International Photo Awards, Concours International Montier-en-Der, International Photography Awards,  PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris, Sony World Photography Awards, World Open of Photography

 
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