Monday, January 17, 2011

Commercial shoot - interiors

The trick to creating good shots of interiors is to carefully control the lighting, balancing existing light with supplemental lighting to avoid dark areas and harsh reflections in shiny surfaces.

Interior - Tiling

Bathrooms are the most challenging. Space is often limited and mirrors and glass surfaces offer abundant opportunities for distracting glare, not to mention unintended views of the photographer or his/her equipment. Careful placement of lights and camera ensure a successful result.

Interior - Tiling

Interior - Tiling

Interior - Tiling

These photographs were taken for a tiling contractor for use on his web site and printed marketing materials. Wide views and detail shots were requested, along with a portrait of the business owner in his element.

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James Jordan - Chicago and suburbs commercial photographer

Images © 2011 James Jordan.

Friday, January 7, 2011

2010 in Weddings, Part 2

Havin' some fun on the wedding day ...

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I'd be thrilled to capture the fun (and all of the other emotions) associated with your day.

Images © 2010 James Jordan

James Jordan Chicago Wedding Photographer

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2010 in Weddings

Looking back at the previous year. I had the fantastic privilege of preserving the memories of many couples' very special day.

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Cara and Josh's wedding

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Looking forward to the many happy days ahead in 2011.

Images © 2010 James Jordan.

James Jordan Chicago Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 in Portraits, Part 2

Families, high school seniors and corporate head shots were all part of the mix in 2010. On-location photography is my thing. I'll work with the lighting that's available, and can bring in some of my own if need be.

Looking forward to photographing many more interesting people again in 2011.

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James Jordan Chicago Portrait Photography

All images © 2010 James Jordan

Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 in Portraits, Part 1

Looking back at the past year ... I had the privilege of shooting many portrait sessions. I take each portrait session as an opportunity to capture the character and personality of my subjects and present them in a visually compelling way. I'm looking forward to many more portrait sessions in 2011. More to come ...

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James Jordan Chicago Portrait Photographer

All images © 2010 James Jordan

Saturday, January 1, 2011