Mentoring and Education

Sometimes Private Instruction is the Fastest Path to Growth


Why Learn With Me?

If you’ve got a passion for photography, videography, podcasting, or even starting your own business, I’m here to help turn your dreams into reality. With over 15 years experience in the Fortune 50 corporate world, another decade as a professional photographer, and having started several businesses, I’ve learned a thing or two about a thing or two. So I’m here to talk to you about mentoring and education. 

I’m not just a mentor, tutor, coach, or consultant. I’m a working professional in each of these fields. This means I can provide you with practical, up-to-date advice based on my own experiences. Whether you’re a student or a professional looking for a change, my services aim to help you reach your goals. Let’s step confidently into your future career, together.

I offer personalized mentoring to guide you on your journey, regardless of your current skill level. Every great masterpiece started with a single step, and booking a session with me could be yours. It’s more than just a learning opportunity – it’s your chance to hone your craft, find your unique voice, and create something that truly resonates. So why wait? Let’s get started on your path to success today.

portrait of matt stagliano by stephanie jean graston

Mentoring & Education Services

Want to unlock your creative potential in photography? You’ve come to the right place. I’ll guide you through the intricacies of visual storytelling, composition, and moment capture. My mentoring is tailored to each individual, so it doesn’t matter whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned shutterbug looking to refine your skills.

Pricing: $150/hour

Great portraits aren’t just about the subject; they’re also about the light. In my portrait lighting lessons, I’ll teach you how to use natural and studio lighting to create portraits that truly stand out. I’ll help you develop a keen eye for light and shadow, no matter your current skill level.



$800/half day

$1500/full day

Creating compelling narratives with moving images is what I love to do, and I want to share that passion with you. From storyboarding to editing, my videography tutoring will guide you through the key concepts of video production. Whether you’re just starting your first short film or trying to boost your vlog, I’m here to help.



$800/half day

$1500/full day

Think of podcasting as more than just recording conversations. It’s about engaging your audience, finding your voice, and resonating with your listeners. In my podcasting coaching sessions, I’ll guide you through every step, from episode planning to audio editing.

Pricing: $100/hour

Ever dreamt of turning your passion into a profitable venture? Let me guide you through why content is the driver for your business. With my consulting service, I’ll navigate you through general business strategy and setup, marketing strategies, and everything in between.

Pricing: $250/hour