The Photo Brigade Podcast

On this episode Mike Isler makes a house call, so Robert sat him down for a podcast in his living room. Mike is a stellar photographer, digital tech, first assistant, and aerial technician where he works with photographers from helicopters, airplanes, cranes and rooftops providing assistance, coordination, and most importantly, safety. He's also very skilled with any sort of lighting, whether shooting stills in the studio or on a film set where he works as an assistant camera operator pulling focus, building camera systems, and on top of it all, he's a licensed airplane pilot. Wish we could say he was as talented at the poker table as he is with everything else previously mentioned, but alas, it's just not the case. They talk about all sorts of interesting projects he's been working on and and the craft of building production estimates for large corporate and advertising gigs. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 028_-_Mike_Isler_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

On this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast, Robert chats with a good friend and Photo Brigade's very own Pixel Pimp, Warren Winter. They met at the poker table while Robert was an intern at the New York Times. Born in to a photojournalist family, Warren watched his father cover a range of sporting and news events. He's lived in Prague, New York City and Chicago, worked for a slue of photo agencies like Sipa, Zuma, WPN, Polaris, WireImage, and now runs his own agency called PSG and has become a book publisher on top of it all. They talk about everything from licensing your archives, negotiating with a range of clients, contracts, the economics of self-publishing, and one of the scariest days of his life covering the 9/11 attacks in New York. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 027_-_Warren_Winter_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

On this episode Robert chats with Steve Boyle who's a really great sports photographer and portraitist based in Philadelphia. He's worked his way into the world of freelance sports photography by paying his dues assisting some stellar sports photographers and sitting behind the editing desk. Now with clients ranging from Runners World, ESPN The Magazine, and Gatorade, Steve's shooting what he loves and making a living doing it. As always they talk about business, promotion, and much more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 026_-_Steve_Boyle_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

On this episode Robert chats with his good friend Peter Taylor who is a successful editorial and commercial photographer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He's served in the Army, photographed three war zones, spent some time photo editing at AOL, and now takes on a range of clients from top chefs, restaurants, cigar companies, and more. They talk all about business, licensing, bidding for jobs, and how to continue finding new clients. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast!

Direct download: 025_-_Peter_Taylor_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

On this episode Robert Caplin chat over breakfast with his good friend Dustin Snipes who is a stellar editorial and commercial portrait photographer based in Los Angeles. Coming from a newspaper background after 6 internships, Dustin transitioned predominantly into sports photography working for Icon Sports Media while he developed his signature high-end lighting style before jumping into the world of freelance photography. Now he shoots mainly sports-related portraiture for fitness and sports magazines like ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men's fitness, and brands like Nike, Coke-Cola, and Red Bull, among many others. Dustin was in New York City for the 2013 PhotoPlus Expo and also to give a talk at Shoot-NYC. Robert and Dustin squeezed this podcast in between a packed schedule of events, talks, and photo-industry parties. So join them over omelets at the Holiday Inn for this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 024_-_Dustin_Snipes_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

On this episode Robert speak with a good friend, Nicole Tung, a young and talented photojournalist who has been covering the Arab Spring and all the conflict surrounding the uprisings in Egypt, Libya, and Syria. After graduating from NYU, Nicole jumped into the world of conflict photography head first and received a baptism by fire. Nicole tells the very difficult story of loosing two colleagues in Libya; filmmaker Tim Hetherington and Getty staff photographer Chris Hondros when they were both killed by a mortar that landed near them also injuring a handful of other journalists. Nothing could prepare her for what she went through in Libya. A big thank you up front to Nicole for sharing these difficult stories with us. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this rather intense episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 023_-_Nicole_Tung_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

On this episode Robert has the photo business godfather, the one and only John Harrington, author of Best Business Practices for Photographers and editor of Photo Business News Blog on the podcast. Oh yeah, he's also a very successful and talented photographer who travels the world talking about the business of photography. They chat about just that, along with copyright, licensing, networking, investments, and planning for your retirement and much, much more. This is an episode you don't want to sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 022_-_John_Harrington_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

On this episode Robert chats with 30-year-old San Francisco Bay Area photographer Alexis Cuarezma who currently specializes in boxing and high-end, heavily-lit portraiture. He works for Getty Sport, Sports Illustrates, individual athletes, as well and many others. Alexis and Robert literally met through Instagram only hours before recording this podcast when he reached out to connect with Robert while in NYC for the Photo Plus Expo and various meetings with editors. They talk a lot about how he's made connections in the industry, promoted himself using social media and building big, beautiful printed portfolios catching the eye of some of the countries biggest magazines. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast!

Direct download: 021_-_Alexis_Cuarezma_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

On this episode Robert chats with Senior Photo Editor for Rolling Stone Magazine, Sacha Lecca. They talk about his 20-year-long career in print journalism from his days as a low-level photo researcher at Newsweek to his senior photo editing position at Rolling Stone. They discuss some of the more controversial decisions he's had to make in his career, like choosing the photo of the Boston Bomber for the magazine cover. They also talk about how photographers can get his attention through emails, phone calls, social media, and proper promotional mailers. Make sure to listen the whole way through because Sacha even give out his email address so you can connect with him directly! This is another episode packed full of great sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 020_-_Sacha_Lecca_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

On this episode Robert Caplin chat with Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, an organization of thousands of news photographers, videographers, editors, and students. Simply put, Mickey advocates for photographer's rights. They discuss the many legal issues presenting the photographic community today from copyright infringement, the fair use defense, to the 1st amendment issues and all the recent arrests of journalists doing their jobs. They also talk about the terms of service of Facebook and Instagram, along with the importance of knowing your cost of doing business. Mickey is a lawyer and a lawyer's time is valuable, so they've really packed a lot into this hour-long podcast. So sit back, relax, and maybe get some editing done while listening to this week's episode of the Photo Brigade podcast. 

Direct download: 019_-_Mickey_Osterreicher_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT