ABOUT

Picture Credit: Sam Butler

About Joe...

'I am an enthusiastic photographer & film-maker from North Yorkshire, England. I’ve recently achieved a first class honours degree in Wildlife Media at the University of Cumbria. From a young age, my father Richard started taking me on walks in Yorkshire and the Lake District to explore the beautiful scenery and this is where I gained my passion for the natural world. At the age of fifteen I began taking photos on my dad’s digital camera and was instantly hooked with the art of photography and the challenge of capturing the awe-inspiring elements nature conjures up. I quickly saved up the funds to purchase my own D-SLR camera in 2010 and have never looked back. Since then I’ve taken every given opportunity to expand my knowledge in photography which has resulted in developing my own preferred style of highly detailed panoramic landscape images usually created from 10 or more individually stitched frames. As well as landscapes, I really enjoy astrophotography, wildlife photography and timelapse photography.'

What Luke Hasler says about Joe...

‘Growing up in North Yorkshire, Joe has been fortunate enough to have pristine countryside and views on his doorstep. Constantly inspired by the natural world; mainly the diverse geography and ever changing (and often rapidly) weather in Britain, led him to become a passionate natural history photographer; specialising in landscapes. The stunning landscape of our planet, has stirred a desire in Joe to explore and pursue a career in filming/photographing the natural world’ - Click here to see some of Luke's work.

Achievements

Despite not entering many photography competitions Joe has had an impressive amount of success in the competitions he has chosen to enter. One of the most significant to Joe is being shortlisted for the renowned 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' competition in 2015.

Some of Joe's other achievements include:

Runner-up in the Worldwide Wildlife Category in the Eighth Annual Nature Photography Awards ran by the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Having one of his images used on the cover of the official programme for the popular Scott Trials Event.

Having one of his images used on the True Highlands Charity Calendar 2016.

Having one of his Aurora Borealis images featured on the BBC Look North News broadcast.

Prints

All of the images in the 'Natural World' section of this website are available for print. Sizes, mounts and frames are all completely customisable to suite your exact requirements. For prices, please fill in a form on the 'Contact' page, describing which image you would like and how you would like it printed and we will get back to you as soon as possible with a price.
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Equipment

In 2010 Joe purchased his first D-SLR camera, the Canon 400D. He learned the basics on this camera for about a year and then treated himself to something a bit newer, the Canon 550D. This was a workhorse of camera to Joe and he truly learned his trade with it over the next three years, until he eventually took the step up to the world of full frame camera bodies due to an increase in commercial work. The Canon 6D was his first full frame camera body and he's recently upgraded to a Canon 5D Mark III due to its significantly more advanced auto-focus system over the Canon 6D.

Heres a list of some of the other kit Joe uses to produce his images and films:
Samyang 14mm F/2.8, Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II, Canon EF 24-70mm F/4 L IS USM, Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II USM, Canon EF 500mm F/4.5 L USM, Kenko 1.4x teleconverter, Syrp Genie Motion Control Device, 1.5M Glidetrack slider, Manfrotto Tripods, GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition.

Processing

Joe shoots all of his images in a RAW format and later develops them in Adobe Lightroom - a similar process to the traditional way of shooting onto film and developing the negatives in a darkroom.

Joe aims to keep editing to a minimum by getting the settings right in-camera. He only enhances what is already there in the attempt of recreating the natural scene as he saw it at the time of shooting. Joe also uses Adobe Photoshop to digitally stitch his panoramic landscape images together and Adobe Premiere Pro to edit his films.
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