Investment Advisors Business Portraits

Photo Assistant Andy Wilhelm helps with business portrait setup in downtown San Diego
Photo Assistant Andy Wilhelm helps with camera and lighting setup prior to shooting business portraits.

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.)

William Morton Visuals photographs busy executives in San Diego
William Morton photographs investment executives in San Diego

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!

Morton Visuals – Photography You Can Bank On

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.

Photo setup for bank executive photography
William Morton Visuals' bank portrait setup

Executive portrait of bank branch manager Ron Davis
Branch Manager Ron Davis greets customers

Executive portrait of assistant branch manager Chris De Jesus
Chris De Jesus watches over the Comerica 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!

 

Groundbreaking of the new downtown Central Library

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.

Mayor Jerry Sanders greets guests
Mayor Sanders greets VIPs and guests downtown

Library donors Irwin and Joan Jacobs speak during the ceremonies
Donors Irwin and Joan Jacobs speak

Gov. Pete Wilson is on hand for the groundbreaking ceremonies
Gov. Pete Wilson attends the ceremonies

Mayor Jerry Sanders hosts the groundbreaking ceremonies
Mayor Sanders hosts the day's ceremonies

Politicians and VIPs officially break ground for the new library
VIPs break ground for the downtown Central Library

Mayor Sanders jokes with NBA star Bill Walton
Mayor Sanders jokes with NBA star Bill Walton

Morton Visuals Photographs Jim Miller Jr.

William Morton photographs Superior Court judge candidate Jim Miller on the steps of the San Diego Hall of Justice.

Jim Miller, candidate for Superior Court Judge
Jim Miller Jr.
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.

Morton Visuals Celebrates Valentines with Fundraiser

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.

Event portrait by Morton Visuals
Event portraiture printed on-site
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!

Morton Visuals Goes On Location For The Pink Party

William Morton Visuals supports The Pink Party fundraiser for breast cancer awareness at the House of Blues in San Diego.

William Morton photographing portraits at the Pink Party event
William Morton shoots portraits at the event.
(Photo by Michael Walborn)

William Morton shows event guests their portraits captured moments before
Guests view and select portraits instantly.
(Photo courtesy Tom Yip)
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.