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.
Delve into the intriguing journey of the ego vs soul. Find out how Stonetree Creative's philosophy helps clients get past their ego to connect with their soul for authentic portrait photography.
In this episode, Maine photographer Matt Stagliano speaks with Melissa June: entrepreneur and founder of The League - a woman-centric networking and professional development group in the Legal world.
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.
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
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
In this video, I'm sharing my experience attending the WPPI 2023 Conference and Trade Show, the premier event for wedding and portrait photographers. From the keynote speeches to the vendor booths, I'll take you through everything I saw, heard, and learned during my time at the conference.
In this episode, Matt Stagliano speaks with Shannon K Dougherty, a highly published Intimate Portrait photographer and educator located in St Louis, MO. Shannon has defined her own unique style in the Intimate world and her images are instantly recognizable. The discussion ranges from styling clients, to authentic connection, to work/life balance, and the importance of The Office. To see more of Shannon's work please visit shannonkdougherty.com
I've gone to every Portrait Masters event since 2018. I've always had goals, but this year I was a little more intentional. What I wasn't expecting was that I would fall in Love.
I’ve written my 2022 Goals, set my intentions and am putting into practice all the things I said I would do. Being selfish for others is at the top of the list.