William Morton Involved In Courtroom Shooting

Breaking news: William Morton of Morton Visuals was involved in a courtroom shooting yesterday. Morton took aim at local attorney Jim Miller Jr., and created a series of new images designed to highlight photography lighting on location for an upcoming class. This wasn’t the first time that Morton had shot Miller – his previous portrait is featured on the Jim Miller for Judge website.

Behind the scenes of Morton Visuals' courtroom photo shoot
Behind the Scenes in the County Courthouse

With a scant two hours of access to a county courthouse courtroom, photographer William Morton worked with the aid of Assistants Kevin Young and Drew Wyeth to create three setups to utilize for the 30-minute photo session. This proved to be no small challenge. If ladies think the lighting in department store changing rooms is unflattering, just wait until you examine the lighting in a courtroom! Morton analyzed the ambient lighting and then matched his main light, effectively neutralizing the color cast. Then he switched up to some slightly more dramatic lighting for our easygoing legal model.

Attorney Jim Miller Jr. poses in a court room of the County Courthouse
Attorney Jim Miller Jr. poses in court
Attorney Jim Miller Jr. with warmer lighting
Attorney Jim Miller Jr. warms up
Attorney Jim Miller Jr. backed by a knowledge of the law
Backed by knowledge of the law

To emphasize the intellectual aspects of the legal business, William brought in the warmth of dozens of law books as a background – proving that lawyers do have the backing of precedents. The 3rd image has been ordered sealed, until Miller wins his seat on the bench of the Superior Court.

Need a civil or criminal defense attorney? Talk to Jim Miller Jr. – his El Cajon office can be reached at 619-590-0383.

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Author: William Morton

William Morton is a professional commercial and event photographer based in north Dallas. Morton Visuals creates advertising photography, product shots, corporate portraits (executive portraits and business headshots), public relations images, DFW event photography and convention photography throughout Texas and Southern California.

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