Generator Ep. 014 – Jonny Edward: Intention and Connection through Education

In this episode, Maine photographer Matt Stagliano speaks with Jonny Edward, a commercial and portrait photographer, as well a top-tier educator based in Denver, Colorado. Jonny recently hosted his unique workshop, Artistic Alchemy, where he teaches students his entire creative process from interactions with models, to lighting and shooting, to final retouching and delivery. "Jonny and I had gone out to dinner in Denver a few days prior to the workshop and when we got back to his studio I setup a quick recording just to capture the conversation. This is as real as it gets, audio glitches and all. In this conversation we talk about trends in the photography education space, intentionality, connection with clients, and so much more." For more on Jonny Edward's photography and educational courses, please visit jonnyedward.com

Continue ReadingGenerator Ep. 014 – Jonny Edward: Intention and Connection through Education

Generator Ep. 013 – Nikki Closser: Building Wealth to Build a Dream Life

If you're in the photography world at all, you'll know Nikki Closser from her cornerstone work with Sue Bryce on Sue Bryce Education as one of the original mentors, and that experience helped her establish The Portrait System podcast which just reached more than 2 million downloads. I've been fortunate to be a guest on The Portrait System and I can tell you that Nikki is the real deal. All of her success is well deserved because of her approach to truly connecting with, and helping the people in her life. In this conversation we talk about how weird our voices sound, getting started in real estate investing, chicken coop chandeliers, and how to best mitigate risk when building wealth.

Continue ReadingGenerator Ep. 013 – Nikki Closser: Building Wealth to Build a Dream Life
Read more about the article Understanding Photography Usage: Navigating the Do’s and Don’ts of Photo Licensing
Black and white photo of a camera man showing photos to a female model

Understanding Photography Usage: Navigating the Do’s and Don’ts of Photo Licensing

Learn about the do's and don'ts of photography usage rights. Understand how to legally use your headshots for personal promotion and what actions to avoid to prevent copyright infringement.

Continue ReadingUnderstanding Photography Usage: Navigating the Do’s and Don’ts of Photo Licensing

Generator Ep. 011 – Nicole York: Goddess of her Own Universe

In this episode, Maine photographer Matt Stagliano speaks with Nicole York: author, photographer, digital artist, educator, and creative visionary behind The Artist's Forge. Nicole is the quintessential artist, mastering her craft in nearly everything she does, and is also one of the smartest people in the industry.

Continue ReadingGenerator Ep. 011 – Nicole York: Goddess of her Own Universe

Generator Ep. 010 – Dennis Dunbar: The Man Behind the Movie Posters

In this episode, viewers will hear from Maine-based portrait photographer, Matt Stagliano, as he interviews Hollywood retoucher and digital artist Dennis Dunbar. Dennis is the man behind some of the most iconic movie posters in the film industry, like Blair Witch Project, I Am Legend, 1832, Deadpool, Jumanji, and the list goes on and on... From the early days of Photoshop to modern color grading techniques, from film to frequency separation, we talk about it all. If you ever wanted to get a feel for what it's like to work as an integral part of the commercial and film industries, this is a conversation for you. You can find more of Dennis' work at his website, https://dunbardigital.com

Continue ReadingGenerator Ep. 010 – Dennis Dunbar: The Man Behind the Movie Posters

Generator Ep. 009 – Sarah Rocca: Flying Into a New Type of Fine Art

In this episode, Matt Stagliano speaks with Sarah Rocca, a retoucher, fine art photographer, and drone-assisted self portrait artist located in New Hampshire. Sarah has defined a incredibly innovative voice in aerial self portraits and she talks about her process, her techniques, and what to expect when laying naked in firepits. The conversation also covers mental health, muscle cars, and traveling to desolate places all over the world. To see more of Sarah's work please visit sarahjphotography.com

Continue ReadingGenerator Ep. 009 – Sarah Rocca: Flying Into a New Type of Fine Art