Joseph Yarbrough







Joseph Yarbrough

Joseph Yarbrough

East Lansing, MI


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-100. a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300, and an iPhone 4s.

I make every effort to compose in the camera and thus I crop infrequently. I use Aperture and Photoshop to work with highlights & shadows which often brings 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. All the photographs are printed on photographic paper by a commercial photo house to my specifications. Every photograph is named. Each work is signed & numbered on the print face, and on the back. Included on the back is a label with the name, year, descriptive narrative and geographic location.

I mount, mat and frame all of my work. I use double color mats. All materials are of archival quality. My presentation for the public includes matted prints in sizes of 8 x10, 11 x 14 and 16 x 20. Framed work is offered in 12 x 16, 16 x 20, and 22 x 28 frames. I also have a selection of pieces presented on canvas.

To navigate to my design web site:

Light & Shadows Photography by Joseph Yarbrough
CompuSearch Design Services, LLC
228 Orchard
East Lansing, Michigan fine art photography show schedule, photo & document restorations & design work






Out of Time


Out in the Wilds




Other Side


One or


Not Possible




New Morrill


Narrow Path


Movie Lights


Moveable Feast


Many Wells


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Lovely Copper














Lewis Landscape Arboretum


Lawyer's Prison


Law Quad