April 28, 2010

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April 19, 2010

Symantec Conference

Last week I enjoyed the chance to photograph for Symantec Corporation, where they held their Vision Conference at the MGM Grand from April 12-15. I photographed a number of events, did headshots for their magazine, and had the opportunity to meet their community. I even got some down time to see Cirque de Soleil's Ka show!

Some photos to come shortly. Right now, I'm just downloading, backing up and editing.

March 02, 2010

Business Portrait: Color or Black and White?

When talking to businesspeople about their executive portrait, I often get asked whether they should order their image in color or black and white. It's a good question, as color offers a very different perspective and interaction with the image than black and white. My answer is always BOTH (and I include both in the final package). Here's why:

Look at the examples below. What is your first reaction to the color image? Do you react differently to the black and white image? Not only do people's reaction differ to the images, and you may want one type of reaction vs. another, but media also change. An image on newsprint may blur in color, whereas display more clearly in black and white. So always get both and use according to your need.

CEO, Color Image

CEO, Black and White

Copyright 2010 Kimberley Bermender
maginei photography

January 18, 2010

Catalog images

Here's a composited shot of a catalog shoot that I recently completed for a green business in Santa Cruz. I love that we're getting so many local green companies in the area. I've started greening maginei, as well: all online reminders, invoices, finishing off the last of the bottled waters then will replace with jug, and of course the biggest green-friendly effort a photographer can make: shoot digital!

Organic Bags

Copyright 2010 Kimberley Bermender
maginei photography

January 11, 2010

Leveling Up

I'm very excited to share that I've been accepted to grad school. I'll be studying photography (of course!). Here's to taking my skills to the next level! To infinity and beyond!