Fine Art Photography

Artist’s Statement

Joseph Yarbrough

My subjects are both natural and architectural. I am interested in textures and shapes and how light and shadow play on those objects often creating new ones. I use a Nikon D-800, and an iPhone 10xs Max.

I make every effort to compose in the camera and thus I crop infrequently. I use Lightroom and Photoshop to work with highlights & shadows which often bring out the elements in a photograph for which I have primary interest. I have no hesitation using any other tool if the results make the photograph work. My preference is to do nothing to a photograph presenting it as it was taken.

My web site is named light & shadows because both light and shadows are the visual elements which hold the most fascination for me. If time and space put me in a day and place with clouds or overcast skies — I shoot in any case. However, I am happiest when the sun is low and the shadows long and distinct.

I spend a long time with any set of photographs deciding which to move into galleries on my web site. The photographs which finally get printed are another smaller set. Every photograph is named. Each image is signed & numbered on the print face. Included on the back is a label with the name, year, descriptive narrative and geographic location.

I mount, mat and frame my work. I use double color mats. All materials are of archival quality. I also print to various canvas sizes. My presentation for the public includes matted prints in sizes of 8 x 10, 11 x 14, and 22 x 28 Canvas prints are offered in 8 x 10, 12 x 18, 16 x 24, 20 x 30 and 24 x 36 dimensions.

My images presented on canvas, standard prints, or framed are always numbered & signed with a total signed limit of 250.

Galleries of fine art photography