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

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    online
    Member Price
    $50
    Non-Member Price
    $65

    Learn how to edut your photos using the most popular image editing software! We'll discuss cropping, selections, adjustment layers (brightness/contrast, levels, curves, vibrance, saturation, color balance and more), healing brush, clone stamp, sharpening, flattening your images and more. You'll receive plenty of notes (including screen captures) and see plenty of demos. There's no need for you to have Photoshop for this class or to follow along with your own version at home. For more information, please contact the instructor at joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    online
    Member Price
    $50
    Non-Member Price
    $65

    You took the photos, now explore ways to help you organize and edit them! This class is perfect if you share photos with loved ones or clients. We'll discuss importing, viewing modes, star ratings, edit commands, crop & rotate, use healing brush, histogram, sharpening and exporting. You'll receive plenty of notes, screen captures, and see plenty of demos. There's no need for you to have Lightroom for this class or to follow along with your own version at home. For more information, please contact the instructor at joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class.”

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    Online
    Member Price
    $50
    Non-Member Price
    $65

    If you have questions, we have the answers! Photography gear (Nikon vs. Canon, DSLR vs. mirrorless, lenses), software (Photoshop vs. Lightroom) and camera functions (Manual mode, histograms, spot metering and more) can be very confusing when you are starting out. Join us in this free-form class where we address the above topics and whatever other questions you may have about photography. For more information, please contact the instructor at joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    Online
    Member Price
    $180
    Non-Member Price
    $205

    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 joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    Online
    Member Price
    $135
    Non-Member Price
    $160

    Focus on the creative techniques to help take better photos of people, pets, gardens, travel, landscapes and architecture more consistently! We’ll cover the rules of composition, simplicity, balance, macro/close up photography, natural lighting conditions, filters, long shutter speeds, golden hour, environmental portraits, light graffiti, reflections, patterns in nature, bokeh, negative space and many more topics. For more information, please contact the instructor at joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class. 3 classes.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

Joe Yablonsky

Teaching Artist