Industrial photo shoot should yield stark and gritty images

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By David F. Rooney

Photographer John Morrison is once again inviting aspiring photographers and models to join him for a photo shoot/workshop , this time at Revelstoke Excel Tire’s facility off Highway 23S, on July 29.

“There is a lot of old stuff, piles of tires and rusty metal which will make for great gritty pics,” Morrison said.

John likes using stark, gritty industrial and semi-industrial backdrops for professional photo shoots and he plans to shoot at the tire centre in the Big Eddy most of the day from 1 pm until 7 pm.

For more information go to If you are interested in joining John as a photographer or, if you’re between 18 and 25 years of age, as a model, please contact him at

His last photo shoot, out at Three Valley Gap yielded a lot of great photos by Morrison and the young photographers who joined him.

Here are a few images from that shoot:

Professional makeup artist Shelley Morrison works her magic with model Rose Hoffman prior to a recent photo shoot at the Three Valley Gap Ghost Town. David F. Rooney photo
The photo shoot organized by professional photographer John Morrison was intended to teach aspiring professional photographers how to use different environments in their work. David F. Rooney photo
Mmm… what to do? What to do? Shelley pauses to contemplate her next touch ups. David F. Rooney photo
Photographer Martin Lareau (left) uses a reflector to focus natural light on model George Bell as Kashmir Dhillon captures the model on her camera. David F. Rooney photo
Lareau and Dhillon also shot Bell indoors in the the Ghost Town’s authentic old saloon. David F. Rooney photo
Here, Shelley focuses the reflector on Rose Hoffman as John Morrison captures her on his camera. David F. Rooney photo
One secret to success as a photographer is the ability to see the potential in your photographic environment — in this case, a roulette wheel in the old saloon — for unusual images. David F. Rooney photo
Moments after directing Rose to snag a feather boa as a prop, Morrison starts shooting frame after frame after frame. David F. Rooney photo