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the portrait system podcast episode 64 - matt stagliano

The Portrait System Podcast – Ep. 64 – My Story

“In Episode 64, Nikki Closser welcomes Matt Stagliano of Stonetree Creative back to the Portrait System Podcast. Matt has a passion for storytelling through natural glamour photography and personal branding with an edge.  His ability to capture images that express what his clients want to see in themselves hinges on making deep connections with them by taking the time to hear their stories. Be sure to listen to the whole podcast to hear more about how Matt makes authentic connections […]

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Podcast: Winning Silver at The Portrait Masters

Podcast: Winning Silver at The Portrait Masters January 22, 2021 My take on photography awards The Portrait System Podcast, produced by Sue Bryce Education and hosted by Nikki Closser is, in my humble opinion, the best photography-related podcast on the market today. As I talked about in a previous post, The Portrait Masters Awards & Accreditation process has forced me to become a better photographer, year over year. So when I won a Silver award last year, I was astounded. […]

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Bethel Named America’s Best Ski Town 2019

So What Makes It the “Best Ski Town”?   Bethel, Maine was just named America’s Best Ski Town by USA Today as part of their “10 Best” Reader’s Choice series. Compared to resort towns like Vail or Park City, I was pretty floored to see that we won, but then when I started thinking about it, it’s easy to see why. When I moved here almost 10 years ago, I was instantly captivated by the small town charm, the access […]

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A Journey to Iceland: Part 2

…Continuing the story from Part 1 of my journey to Iceland… When I started writing this second installation of the story, I wanted to recount every minute of every day because they were so packed with information, emotion, and imagery. But it still wouldn’t do the workshop justice, so I will stay at the 30,000 ft view of my experience. So here’s the thing about a Parker Pfister workshop: don’t overthink it. You need to find a way to give […]

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A Journey to Iceland: Part 1

I sat in the audience transfixed by the presenter on stage. He was dynamic, engaging, childlike, funny, but held the confidence of a master craftsman unphased by anything. I watched as he defied all logical convention and photographic norms to create stunning imagery live in front of 500 people. This was at the Portrait Masters 2018 convention in Arizona, and his name was Parker J Pfister. My art would be forever changed. So how the Hell do I go from […]

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