Morton Visuals was selected recently to photograph investment advisors in their downtown San Diego offices. Tasked with matching a look created by an east coast photographer, Morton Visuals gelled a muslin background and matched the lighting to replicate the prior portraits.
In the photo above left, Photo Assistant Andy Wilhelm mugs for the camera as we were setting up lighting and the camera. The Photo Vision Video Digital Calibration Target verified focus, exposure, and color balance. (Of course we used a Sekonic 558 light meter and an X-rite Color Checker Passport for the initial metering and calibration target.)
Being prepared well before the scheduled shoot time allowed us to get each executive in and out with minimal of infringement of their tight schedule. In the image at right you can see me shooting one of the executives (photo courtesy of Andy Wilhelm’s iPhone). All in all a great day photographing busy executives in San Diego!
William Morton Visuals photographed the executives of Comerica Bank today. Downtown Branch Manager Ron Davis and Assistant Branch Manager Chris DeJesus served as models as photographer William Morton captured the gentlemen in lobby and attending to the bank vault. Assistant (and Fine Art photographer) Francine Gonzalez shot the “behind the scenes” images for use in an upcoming photography class on location lighting. William and Francine documented the step-by-step process of recording accurate colors in the ambient lighting and special effects lighting in the bank vault.
William demonstrated a technique to match his lighting to the ambient lighting of the bank’s interior, creating a very natural look that blends well with the environment. Then for a little more excitement he added a “Comerica blue” to the bank’s vault, controlling the color and reflections on the massive steel door. Natural portraiture or dramatic and colorful, Morton Visuals can present executives in their best light!
William Morton photographs the groundbreaking ceremonies of San Diego’s downtown Central Library.
Studio J owner William Morton photographed today’s ceremonies surrounding the groundbreaking of San Diego’s new downtown Central Library. The site of the new library is directly across the street from the studio, and is visible from our west windows. Plenty of local politicians and VIPs were on hand, a few of which are shown below. Mayor Jerry Sanders led the ceremonies, with VIPs ranging from local city council members to Sen. Christine Kehoe and former Gov. Pete Wilson. Dr. Irwin Jacobs, founder of Qualcomm and a major donor to the library project, spoke to the crowd with his wife Joan. A surprisingly large crowd was on hand, including basketball legend Bill Walton.
William Morton photographs Superior Court judge candidate Jim Miller on the steps of the San Diego Hall of Justice.
William Morton Visuals photographed attorney Jim Miller Jr. on the steps of the San Diego Hall of Justice today. Miller, a candidate for Superior Court Judge Seat 20, will be using images from the location shoot for his campaign website. To see more, visit www.JimMillerForJudge.com.
William Morton Visuals event photography participated in the All You Need Is Love fundraiser at the Stoneridge Country Club on February 13, 2010, to benefit the National Brain Cancer Association.
William Morton helped celebrate the Valentines Day holiday by participating in a dinner/dance fundraiser at the Stoneridge Country Club in Poway on February 13, 2010. Yvonne Szikla of Affairs with Flair organized the All You Need Is Love event in honor of a former Stoneridge member who passed away from brain cancer. Morton Visuals provided portraits printed on-site, handing each guest a 5×7 print in a folder a minute after they chose their favorite. The guests raved about the excitement of seeing their images instantly, and being able to retake them if they weren’t 100% satisfied – not to mention being able to take them home with them immediately. A motivated group of gentlemen even dragged in the Kissing Booth to capture images of themselves offering up $100 bills and credit cards to generous ladies working the booth. All in all it was a very fun evenings, and we were very glad to be a part of it. Kudos to Yvonne and all the vendors who participated in this event for the National Brain Cancer Association!
William Morton Visuals supports The Pink Party fundraiser for breast cancer awareness at the House of Blues in San Diego.
On December 3rd William Morton of Morton Visuals went on location in support of a great cause, the 2009 Pink Party at the House of Blues. This marks the second year that William has worked with the Pink Party, and this year he stepped up to serve as Photo Coordinator for the event. Setting up in the Pink Lounge, William photographed posed portraits with 5x7s being printed on-site, presented to the subjects in under a minute. The crowd was delighted with the instant gratification, taking their memories of the celebration home with them in a nice folder. Half of all sales were donated back to the Pink Party charities, and the images created at this year’s event have been posted online so that supporters can order additional prints. A special thanks to Michael Walborn and Tom Yip for the behind-the-scenes shots of William.