Photographer | Film Director | Speaker
Sony Ambassador, National Geographic Explorer and represented by National Geographic Image Collection, Chris Schmid, has dedicated his life to documenting the natural beauty of our planet. His photographs and films are an invitation to discover the world with wide eyes and vibrant enthusiasm. His aim is always the same: to approach nature right at its heart in order to raise awareness around the fragility of our earth and inspire action to preserve it.
Specialising in natural history documentary photography and film-making, mainly on big cats, the quality of Chris’ work is reflected in the widespread recognition he has received. His photographs have been published in magazines such as National Geographic, BBC and GEO, and he has won numerous awards for his photography and short films. But these prizes have never been his motivation. His tireless efforts to document and protect the few remaining areas of wilderness are fuelled by a love for the natural world and a desire to protect what's left.
Chris is deeply committed to wildlife conservation and works closely with WildAid, an environmental organisation based in San Francisco with the aim of reducing demand for illegal wildlife products. In 2019, Chris launched Stay Wild, an online jewelry shop, where 50% of the profits generated are donated to non-profit organisations to support wildlife conservation projects.
Chris is also a contributor to the Remembering Elephants, Remembering Great Apes and Remembering Lions, the Born Free Foundation fund-raising books and exhibition, illustrated by the world’s finest wildlife photographers.
Chris Schmid is available for commissions and speaking engagements internationally. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Extensive experience of capturing images and producing photographs and videos of wildlife in their habitats
Remarkable knowledge of proper use of photo cameras, video cameras (RED and Sony cameras) and lenses
Certified UAV DGAC drone specialist, over 200 commercial hours, Heavy lift/Inspire/S900
Ronin Operator (including Ronin MX and Ronin 2)
Knowledge of wildlife tracking methods and management of environmental issues
Motion Control Timelapse
4K video camera traps