Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano

Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano is a commercial photographer and digital artist specializing in executive portraiture, commissioned fine art portraiture, and composite photo illustration. Her experience includes 11 years as a staff shooter at a Fortune 500 company, a stint as technical color lab instructor at the New England School of Photography, and a term as president of Commercial/Industrial Photographers of New England. For the first decade of her career, Sylvia applied her strong technical background to the creation of wildly surrealistic imagery using darkroom processes such as cross processing, sandwiching negatives, and sophisticated printing techniques. Later, as an early adopter of digital methods, Sylvia began employing advanced PhotoShop wizardry to realize her artistic vision.

Today, Sylvia uses digital tools in all aspects of her work, whether creating art for a gallery exhibit, or adding subtle refinements to a family or executive portrait.

She both resides and maintains a fully equipped studio in the historic Fort Point district of Boston, and is an active member of the Fort Point Arts Community.

Sylvia’s work has been widely exhibited in galleries in the United States and South American. Selected prints from her series Caminata al Pasado are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Anthropology in her native Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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  1. Bill Connolly
    April 27, 2015

    “Thank you Sylvia. I’ve taken a number of DPA classes, but, this one was terrific because you explained things and gave excellent individual attention. Hope to see you again soon.”

    -Bill Connolly

  2. Betty Lorenson
    November 6, 2015

    “I have taken your classes before and love them. Looking forward to Saturday. ”


  3. Bruce Gorsky
    November 11, 2015

    “It was very good. Sylvia is very knowledgeable and gave a lot of great tips”

    -Bruce Gorsky

  4. Tim Daley
    February 10, 2017


    I have attached some photos that I took last Saturday with Sylvia. We did stay inside for the majority, but we started with some outdoor photos. I included a couple that I took. Sylvia was great!!!

    Thank you,”

    -Tim Daley

  5. Shivani Janani
    February 15, 2017

    “Hi Richard and Sylvia,

    Thanks so much for an awesome class!”


  6. Jenn Newman
    March 7, 2017

    “Hi Sylvia,

    Thanks so much for yesterday’s class. I had a great time, learned a lot, and am inspired to get back into photography.

    I cleaned up a few of my shots for you. I added one to the DPA webpage too (I think).

    All my best,”


  7. Karen Glowacki
    March 20, 2017

    “Hi Richard and Sylvia,

    Thanks very much for a great workshop. The museum was a fascinating place and I enjoyed practicing some shots, especially getting some of those more abstract shots.
    Sylvia – thanks for your advice, and special thanks for looking through my photos and critiquing them so thoughtfully. It was so very helpful.
    Richard you asked for a few shots.”


  8. Al Andersen
    March 20, 2017

    Thank you for the tips and feedback. I agree that the only special one was the wheel/spokes. And of course I can see ways to improve it.”


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