Friday, July 23, 2010

Having Fun on the Playground

Jordana Wright Photography recently revisited the joy of going so high on a swing you get a stomach cramp, spinning so fast on a merry-go-round you get dizzy as hell, and playing on a slide so hot from the direct summer sun that it burns your butt as you slide down.  It was everything we dreamed of and more... because we got some pictures too...  Enjoy the photographs below, and go take a field trip to a playground this weekend.  You'll be glad you did!  :-)

In A Hurry
Blue Rivets
The Dividing Line
Rivet Rainbow
And Dirty
Too Hot
Swingset Perspective 1 

Swingset Perspective 2
Swingset Perspective 3
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Indianapolis Window Washers

Window Washers hard at work.
So in the category of terrifying jobs Jordana Wright Photography is happy to photograph but never perform, Window Washing ranks fairly high up (no pun intended).  We spotted these brave guys hard at work on a recent trip to Indianapolis.  Their repelling system was pretty amazing.  They held suction cups in their left hands to keep close to the building, while they washed and squeegeed with their right hands.  Talk about coordination!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Paris Art Center Summer Photography Classes

Last week was the final session of Summer Photography Classes at the Paris Art Center.  Jordana Wright Photography had a fantastic time teaching all of the students about photography!  Over the two week-long sessions we explored Paris, Illinois on foot and shot some excellent photographs with composition, abstraction, shadow and light, portraiture, journalism, and exploring a new perspective as our focus.  We had students from Paris, IL; Chrisman, IL; Charleston, IL; Kansas, IL; and New Castle, IN.  Each student brought home a professionally printed 8x10 of their favorite photo from the class.  Their progress has been very impressive!  

Here is a collection of their excellent photographs... Enjoy!

Thanks again to Alyx Henigman, Claire Wills, Elizabeth Taylor, Karsyn Worthington, Charlee Walker, Nate Johnson, Chelsea Witmer, Bryce Kohlmeyer, and Meredith Penczek!

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Trip To The Library

This week Jordana Wright Photography has been teaching two sections of Intermediate Photography at the Paris Art Center.  Once again, the students are really impressing me with their constant improvement and talent.  This week we've been working on abstractions, landscapes, looking at the world from a new perspective, understanding light, and portraiture.  This week we've also had record heat, so we headed to the Paris Public Library to see what we could find in the comfort of the AC.  It was a really great experience for everyone.  It was the perfect opportunity to reexamine things you normally see everyday and take for granted.  At the end of the week I'm going to be posting a collection of the students' photographs from this summer's Basic & Intermediate Photography Classes, but for now, here are a few of my favorites that I took at the Library in Paris.  Click on any image to see it in our Archives.  Enjoy!

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Monday, July 12, 2010

White River State Park, Indianapolis

Recently we have made several trips over to Indianapolis (only about 1.5 hours from our house in Paris, IL) to check out the Downtown area and White River State Park.  Indy is a really amazing city with a great vibe.  While in town we also visited The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.  They have a very extensive and impressive collection and its definitely worth a visit!

After all of the Photo Walks we've been doing in Paris, Illinois with the Photography Class at the Paris Art Center, Indianapolis seemed like an obvious location to explore in images.  The city is very pedestrian friendly, and has a definite Midwestern pace -- perfect for the stops and starts of Jordana Wright Photography.  We saw and captured many interesting textures, patterns, art installations, and architecture -- we were even in the perfect place at the perfect time to witness some terrifyingly brave window washers (pictures later in the week) on one of the buildings downtown.

Here are a few of our favorite Indianapolis images... click any of the images to see them in our Archive.  Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting and check back soon for more images from our visits to Indianapolis!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Kelsey & Harrison's Wedding Sneak Preview

On June 26th we were very fortunate to photograph the beautiful wedding of Kelsey and Harrison in Sullivan, Illinois.  They gathered at the Country Club with their family and friends and enjoyed a lovely outdoor ceremony.  We had a fantastic time capturing the special moments between the Bride & Groom, and the joy of the event.  Congratulations again to Kelsey & Harrison! 

For more information about Wedding Photography, Destination Weddings, and other services with Jordana Wright Photography, contact us at (217)686-4366.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Photo Walks in Paris, Illinois

Last week I had the opportunity to work with some budding photographers from Paris, Illinois and surrounding towns.  I taught a Basic Photography Class through the Paris Art Center as part of their Summer Art Classes.  Each day of class, we focused on the basic principles of photography, exploring downtown Paris for textures, patterns, and interesting composition.  Here are a few of my favorite images I took while working with the students.  Click any image to view it in our Archives.

Later in the week I will be posting some of the excellent photographs taken by the students.  My Intermediate Photography Class at the Paris Art Center will be held from July 13th through the 17th.  We still have a few openings!  Contact the Paris Art Center at (217)466-8130 for more information!  Thanks for visiting!