Joseph C. Filer
Welcome to our gallery of fine art landscape and wildlife photography. Our goal is to provide you with an easy, yet complete, way to view and order artwork for your home or office. Our photographs of nature are from the United States, Canada, Antarctica, Brazil, Norway and Iceland.
I appreciate your taking the time to look at what we have to offer. If I can be of any assistance to you, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I am often asked, and sometimes wonder myself, why I repeatedly get up well before dawn to get to a location, spend may hours driving and exploring all kinds of back roads looking for new opportunities and staying out late past sunset in the middle of nowhere.
It is hard to explain just how much I enjoy being outside, stomping around looking for the best location to position my tripod to capture what I am seeing and experiencing. The landscape and wildlife photographer’s “office” is a pretty cool one. It may be hot, cold or wet, but I don’t really notice as I am totally absorbed into my surroundings. To experience it is to understand it.
As an artist, composition is always the number one priority. Digital photography allows for the experimentation of different compositions that can result in some very satisfying results. My goal is always to capture an image that not only conveys the scene as I am seeing it, but one that will also look fantastic on the wall of your home or office. The images on this website are the select few of hundreds of thousands of images taken.
I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to look at my photographs. If the thought of how cool it would have been to have been there crosses your mind, then I will have accomplished one of my goals.
I remember back 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.
It wasn’t until many years later that I was able to have the time to travel to the many places in the United States along with expeditions to Canada, Antarctica, South America, Iceland and Norway to chase the critters that are a part of my Wildlife portfolio and explore the many locations that are a part of my Landscape portfolio.
The learning never ends and the photographic equipment continues to get better and better. I always use the best DSLR cameras available, and presently that is the Nikon D850 and Sigma Art Lenses. Post processing of the RAW files is also continuing to change and improve.
I look forward to the continuation of my journey and capturing the next “magic moment” out there, wherever that may be.