Live Talks April 24th, 2020 - NISI, Savage, Fujifilm and Photographer Mack Murdoc!

We'll be live on Youtube Friday, April 24th with NISI, Savage, Fujifilm and photograher, light painter, and night sky imager Mack Murdoc.

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Friday's talks start at noon Pacific time.   See the schedule below. Please be aware that we will have a 10-15 minute break between talks in order to get the next speaker set up and allow time for people to join in.

All times noted are Pacific.

12 - 1pm - NISI Filters Roger Rosales

Roger Rosales has been a photographer and visual artist for over 12 years. He became employee #4 at NiSi Filters USA, Inc on the starting team in September 2019 and currently serves as the Technical Service Representative. A commercial photographer at first, Roger personally enjoys landscape photography, which compliments his love of nature and the outdoors. It is this passion that makes him the perfect fit for his role at NiSi Filters USA, Inc.
Roger's talk will cover:
  • Shoot with what you have
  • Improving your photos with composition
  • Planning your shots
  • Shoot to the conditions
  • The creative use of exposure
  • The benefits of filters
  • Tips & tricks

1:15 - 2:15pm - FUJIFILM Michael Bulbenko

Michael Bulbenko has decades of experience in the realm of photography. Currently based in Los Angeles, not only does Michael run a highly successful photography studio, he is also found on film sets. Being part of the Fujifilm family, Michael has bought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that ensures the Fujifilm lives on into the 21st century and beyond.


2:30 - 3:30pm - Savage Cusi Taylor

An avid Savage product user herself, Cusi Taylor has years of experience as a professional photographer and is a veteran of the conference and educational circuit.  As Marketing Coordinator for Savage Universal, she thoroughly enjoys working with fellow photographers, solving common problems and encouraging creativity with Savage's products.

Raised in Arizona, Cusi grew up appreciating the magnificent skies and abundance of life in the stark Sonoran and Mojavi Desert landscapes. A self-admitted technology geek, she’s had a lifelong fascination with the science and magic of photography. Cusi owns a rental studio in Phoenix, leads a nationwide photography group, and teaches photography, editing and travel workshops all over the American southwest. A licensed pilot, Cusi also holds two degrees in aerospace from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

“Whether in the studio or out in the field; my passion is to foster positive creative community and help photographers find tools and techniques to achieve their unique artistry and vision. I'm very grateful to be a part of the team at Savage Universal who share these values as well."

  • Reasons to choose paper backdrops.
  • Tips and guidelines when using paper.
  • Key accessories you may need.
  • Great first backdrop color choices.
  • Selecting the right size backdrop for your subject.
  • Additional Savage products to choose from.

3:45 - 4:45 - Mack Murdoc - Photographer

Mack Murdoc is a creative and unique photographer from Hollywood California, most known for ability to combine astrophotography, and light painting. His photographs have been featured in magazines, shown at conventions, news channels, and his book "Secrets From The Stars". Mack has changed the ways we view the camera as an instrument for recording light and pushes the boundaries of what is possible in photography through his unique techniques and skills.

Mack will be talking about his photography process and how he blends daytime, night sky and light painting images to create his incredible and inspiring artworks.  If you're not familiar with Mack's incredible work yet, check out his Instagram feed.

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