Fine Art Landscape and Wildlife Photographer
Joseph C. Filer
My Photography Journey
I remember as a young boy asking my mother to let me take a photo of the fort at St. Augustine, Florida with our Kodak Brownie camera. I recall looking down through the viewfinder on the top, for what she thought was way too long, to compose the picture just the way I wanted it. When we got home and had the film developed, the fort appeared just like I had remembered it resulting in a feeling of accomplishment and the planting of a seed that has grown into a passionate love for creating fine art photography.
Today, I use the best high-resolution digital cameras and have spent years traveling to different continents to capture the beauty of the scene in front of me or the majesty of the wildlife that appears in my camera lens.
Creating Fine Art Photography – My Philosophy
I understand the emotional connection people have to beautiful locations around the world and the importance of capturing those memories and feelings. My fine art landscape and wildlife photographs go beyond the literal representation of a scene or subject.
My fine art photos convey not only what I was seeing but what I was feeling when the camera shutter clicked. To capture the emotion of the moment, I use the best digital camera equipment available and spend hours editing and processing images so you can sense what it was like to have been standing there.
The camera, the processing of the raw image in software, and the amazing high-definition printers I use are important tools that allow me to create a museum-quality fine art nature photography print that is created by an artist and not just by the camera. My prints are ones you can proudly display in your home or office.
"Frosty the Bison" Makes the Cover
I was extremely pleased to have The Wyoming Connection select my photograph of Frosty the Bison for the cover of their magazine. As I explained inside the cover, it was an extremely cold 24 degrees below zero in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park.
The frigid temperature resulted in heavy frost from the bison's own breath. I was at a safe distance by using an 800 mm super-telephoto lens. My face was covered in frost as well and I thought I was going to lose some fingers as I took quite a few shots of this gorgeous animal. It has become a very popular print from a morning I will never forget.
Published By Adobe Discovery
When Adobe, the Photoshop people, were putting together articles on Tree Photography and Bird Photography, they asked me to take part in an interview for articles they were doing in their Discovery series.
It was a great conversation, and many of my thoughts and some of my photos were published in their two articles. You can link to the articles below or simply by clicking on the photo.
Providing Outstanding Customer Service – It Truly Matters When Shopping Online
I understand how you could be a little nervous about buying fine art online.
With that in mind, I deliberately provide in-depth information on my website—from choosing the photograph to printing and framing. I use the most advanced printing processes and the highest quality materials and work with the best fine art printers in the United States.
I always provide the highest level of personal customer service and am available to answer any questions or discuss purchase options. Please contact me if I can be of any assistance to you.
Joseph C. Filer