Joe Yablonsky specializes in gelatin silver photographs of public sculpture and architecture. The photographs are only taken when a rare combination of lighting and atmospheric conditions are present in the scene to highlight the sculpture and its environment.

The subjects include works by master sculptors such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French and Isamu Noguchi, to contemporary artists involved in community public art projects.

All photos are hand printed using a traditional darkroom on fiber paper and are selenium toned to increase their archival permanence.

Teaching Philosophy

I feel that good photographers do more prior to taking the photo than after. Whether it is film or digital, my philosophy is to give every student a strong foundation of the technical considerations (depth of field, exposure) and creative considerations (lighting, balance) that must be addressed prior to pressing the shutter release button. Also, I encourage each and every student to bring their own personality and individuality into the process by pre-visualizing the final image and obtaining photographs that are uniquely their own.

Joe Yablonsky's Classes This Season

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    Learn how to use your camera to its fullest potential! Get out of “automatic mode” and take better photos by adjusting your aperture, shutter speed, ISO/film speed, exposure compensation, exposure mode, white balance and much more. DSLR, mirrorless and film cameras that have the classic P, A/Av, S/Tv and M exposure modes are welcome. iPhones/Androids are welcome if you have an advanced photography app, such as ProCamera, that allows you to adjust the above topics. Have your camera and instruction manual ready for the first session. For more information, please contact the instructor at This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class.

Joe Yablonsky

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