The Photo Brigade Podcast (photography)

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with George Kalinsky, official photographer for Madison Square Garden. One of the institutions of "The World’s Most Famous Arena” is not just the venue, but George, the house photographer himself, who has celebrated his 50th Anniversary covering over 10,000 events over the years. He’s been the team photographer for The Knicks and has seen some of the most iconic moments in sports, politics, music, and religion. He has endless stories of friendships with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Mohammed Ali. We talk about his unconventional entrance into the world of photography which led to his life-long position at The Garden, his background as a designer, his exhibits and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 130_-_George_Kalinsky_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:46am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Atlanta-based photographer Melissa Golden. As a return guest on the podcast, this was Melissa’s first since we’ve begun video podcasting, so it’s extra exciting to not only share her fun stories of covering everything from celebrity portraiture, DC politics, forest fires and more, but we get to see her work too. We talk about her career path and the importance of networking both online and in person to keep her name at the top of editors lists. We also talk about how she works with a photo agency and how it benefits her on both the journalistic and commercial side with negotiation and administrative work. We learn her 5-year goal and also get her advice to youngsters who hope to start a career in photojournalism. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 129_-Melissa_Golden_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:51am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Alex Scott, a talented freelance photographer and photo editor for ABCNews.com. He made his way to NYC as a photographer but has ended up in the world of photo editing as his career has developed him which has inspired while working directly with some incredible photographers. We talk about his personal projects and travels and the importance of building trusting relationships with subjects and how to work with different communities and cultures. We talk about his background at university both in journalism as an undergrad to graduate school for photography at Missouri to find a clear vision for himself. While editing nearly full time, he’s been working on an ongoing personal project outside his apartment doors documenting his own NYC neighborhood. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 128_-Alex_Scott_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:45am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Smita Sharma, a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in both New York and India, about covering gender and human rights issues. We talk about how she started he career by working for newspapers in India before coming to Manhattan to attend a short course at the New York Film Academy, which subsequently led to her applying to the International Center For Photography, where she learned from the perspectives and experiences of her fellow students via critiques and their life experiences. We talk about the importance of workshops she’s attended, general networking, and working with a group of her peers as a member of the Koan Collective. We also discuss her career path and how she's navigated the world of freelance photography since going professional in 2013, to the point where she’s now been published by various international publications including CNN, The Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, among many others. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 127_-_Smita_Sharma_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

On this episode, Robert Caplin chats with the one-and-only Harry Benson, who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles, having covered their inaugural trip to the United States in 1964. They talk about his legendary career working with world leaders and celebrities, as well as capturing crucial historical moments. They also discuss the new documentary "Harry Benson: Shoot First" chronicling his epic career. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 125_-_Harry_Benson_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Rock & roll photography legend Michael Zagaris about his career documenting the greats in music as he toured with the Rolling Stones, The Who, kicked it with Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, David Bowie and scores more! They talk about his just released book “Total Excess” chunk full of his music archives and also discuss Michael’s 40+ years as the team photographer for both the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland A’s and all the crazy stories in between! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 124_-_Michael_Zagaris_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:18am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Limor Garfinkle, a New York-based photographer originally from Israel. They talk about how photography saved her life and how she got into the photography business only 5 years ago and fully supports herself taking pictures. They also talk about her new portrait series and give a first look. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 122_-_Limor_Garfinkle_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:23am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Buffalo-based editorial and commercial Luke Copping about his career and business sense while serving on the national board of ASMP and juggling his many clients. They talk about his charitable work taking pictures of adoptable pit bulls from a local rescue shelter, look at his work, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 121_-_Luke_Copping_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:51am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Mohammed Elshamy, a 22-year-old Egyptian photojournalist based in NYC who covers some of the world's most dire events such as the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, the political unrest and street violence in Egypt, the European refugee crisis, the armed rebellion in South Sudan, and much more. They discuss his career path and the physical and mental toll (PTSD) this sort of coverage has on photographers who document such issues. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 120_-_Mohammed_Elshamy_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:18am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Brooklyn-based photographer Anthony Geathers. They talk about Anthony's career path, serving two combat deployments in the Marine Corps to Afghanistan as a machine gunner before attending the School of Visual Arts and beginning his freelance career shooting sports and athletic portraiture. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 119_-_Anthony_Geathers_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:36am EST

On this episode Robert chats with David Goldman, a Brooklyn-based photographer who specializes in topics around human rights, marginalized people, and maternal health.They talk about his background shooting celebrities and rock stars in LA, his career path, and much more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 118_-_David_Goldman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with The New York Times Social Media Photo Editor Kerri MacDonald about her career path and all things social. They talk about the importance of maintaining an active social presence and how she built, maintains, and launches all the NY Times accounts. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 117_-_Kerri_MacDonald_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:36am EST

On this episode Robert chats with his good friend, business partner, and stellar fashion photographer and DP David Geffin about what's going on in the industry, how to stay inspired, and what it takes to transition careers for those who want to take their photo and video work to a more professional, income-generating level!

Direct download: 116_-_David_Geffin_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with photographer Dorie Hagler, a documentary storyteller. They talk about her career path and background as a newspaper photographer in New Mexico and her various projects including photographing in prisons and her ongoing portraiture project “me&Eve”. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 115_-_Dorie_Hagler_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with his friend Cameron Michael, a commercial photographer, Director of Photography, and Advanced Motion Control Timelapser. They talk about Cameron's career path, some of his super cool projects (that he's allowed to speak about), and much more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 114_-_Cameron_Michael_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with documentary photographer/filmmaker Jonah Markowitz about his documentary projects, portrait work, his background in air pollution research before his transition into photography, his grant with View Find, life as a freelancer, funding long-term projects, his feelings on multimedia and social, the importance of empathy in documentary work, and recognizing the lack of diversity and privilege of storytellers in the industry. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 113_-_Jonah_Markowitz_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:41am EST

On this episode Robert chats with his long lost photo editor Kevin Larkin who worked the New York Times Picture Desk while Robert interned over a decade ago. They talk about Kevin’s career path as both a photographer and editor, his move to Dubai to start a newspaper, and his transition back to freelance photography back in the US.

Direct download: 112_-_Kevin_Larkin_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:47am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Gary He, a friend and fellow photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. They talk about Gary's career path, when they both interned in NYC in 2005, and about his newest venture into app development. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 109_-_Gary_He_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with New York- based photographer Stan Honda, who has worked as a photojournalist for 34 years, most recently for Agence France-Presse (AFP). On top talking and sharing images from his years of covering a wide range of topics including news events, politics, economics, sports and human interest stories, they discuss personal projects including documenting the U.S. concentration camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. Most recently he's been pursuing a project involving night sky landscapes, combining his long time interest in astronomy and photography. As an artist-in-residence at four national parks: the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Wupatki in Arizona and Rocky Mountain in Colorado, he has been photographing the sky and the landscape with the aim of helping preserve our view of the night sky. Sit back, Relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 107_-_Stan_Honda_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with photographer Andrew Renneisen who specializes in documenting conflict, race, and ethnic and social issues domestically and internationally. They talk about how he started out, his internships, business, and about his upcoming move to Nairobi, Kenya where he will be represented by Getty Images Reportage. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 107_-_Andrew_Renneisen_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:58pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with New York-based photographer Jake Naughton who specializes in stories about LGBT and immigration issues worldwide. They talk about his career path, schooling, his time working for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, his projects near home his travels abroad. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast! 

Direct download: 106_-_Jake_Naughton_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with NYC-based independent photographer Cassi Alexandra about her career path that led her to shooting projects for clients such as  The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bloomberg among others. They talk about schooling, newspaper internships, workshops, as well as Cassi's experience working as a photo editor. Sit Back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast. 

Direct download: 105_-_Cassi_Alexandra_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

On this episode Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto.com chats with Robert Caplin about the brand and social community he's built over the past 5 years. They talk about his background in photography and how he grew his YouTube presence to over 500,000 subscribers, and where things go from here. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 104_-_Jared_Polin_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:50am EST

On this episode, Robert chats with photographer Alicia Hansen about her career and NYC SALT, a nonprofit she founded that provides photography programming and mentoring to underserved teens in New York City. They talk about education, workshops, shooting editorial, for Donald Trump's Apprentice, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast. 

Direct download: 103_-_Alicia_Hansen_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with Canon Explorer of the Light Peter Hurley about his headshot business and associate network. They talk about social media, networking, about speaking, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 102_-_Peter_Hurley_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:33am EST

On this episode Robert chats with legendary celebrity portrait photographer Nigel Parry. They talk about his career and transition from London to New York while cultivating a client base made up of some of the best publications in the world... and much more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 101_-_Nigel_Parry_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:02pm EST

On our 100th podcast, Robert chats with Mike Isler, who 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. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 100_-_Mike_Isler_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with music and celebrity photographer Drew Gurian about building his business from scratch after years  soaking in knowledge and traveling the world as Joe McNally's 1st assistant. They talk about the importance of networking, promotion, dealing with clients and much more. Drew also talks about landing big clients like Nikon shooting campaigns for newly-released gear. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 099_-_Drew_Gurian_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:51am EST

Robert Caplin speaks with NPPA Lawyer, Mickey Osterreicher, about the importance of photo advocacy. They talk about drones, copyright, 1st Amendment issues, and the importance of being a part of an organization like National Press Photographers Association who will always have your back! 

Mickey Osterreicher serves as general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and is a member of the New York State Bar Association Media Law Committee, among many others. He is also an award winning photojournalist with almost forty years’ experience in print and broadcast. His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Time, Newsweek and USA Today as well as on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News and ESPN. As a lawyer, Mr. Osterreicher has been actively involved in such issues as: cameras in the courtroom, the federal shield law, media access, public photography, ag-gag legislation, anti-paparazzi statutes, drone photography, copyright, fair use and orphan works. He has helped to draft comments to the Copyright Office and written numerous articles on these subjects. He has helped draft revised photography guidelines for many law enforcement agencies nationwide and has also drafted updates for the New York State Bar Association Journalists’ Handbook. He has drafted letters resulting in successful opposition to many state bills limiting the right of the press and public to photograph and record.

Direct download: 098_-_Mickey_Osterreicher_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

On this episode Robert Chats with Monica Stevenson, an award-winning commercial photographer, fine artist, and director based in New York City and Tryon, North Carolina. They discuss her career, business, social media and much more. Her reputation for lighting mastery and her artisan’s approach to the creative process has been solidly established after working for international brands and agencies. Clients come to Monica for her refined aesthetic, spirited work ethic, and her collaborative nature. Working with her team, she forges enduring relationships with her clients—rooted in the ability to problem solve based on a deep creative knowledge and years of experience. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!
 
Direct download: 097_-_Monica_Stevenson_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:54pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with Jared Levy, a director and cinematographer based in Brooklyn, NY. They talk about his career traveling the world working jobs for major clients and the business behind it all. They also talk about Jared's newest project as host of his very own podcast "Art vs Commerce" Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 095_-_Jared_Levy_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with photo editor Brad Smith, the former Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated where he oversaw all the photographic content. Prior to SI, Brad was the sports photo editor for The New York Times, assistant director of photography for the White House during the Clinton Administration, and director of photography at Sports Illustrated for kids and Sports Illustrated Women. They talk about workshops, promotion, his new projects, and how he uses social media to find great photographers working out in the field. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 094_-_Brad_Smith_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

On this episode, Robert Caplin talks with his friend, Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone magazine, Sacha Lecca. With over 20 years experience in magazine publishing starting as a low-level photo researcher, Sacha moved up the ranks as a photo editor at Newsweek, CMP Media, and to his current senior photo editing position at Rolling Stone. Along the way he's also shot some stellar music photography which he shares through Instagram.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 090_-_Sacha_Lecca_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:28am EST

On this episode Robert chats with NYC-based photographer Bryan Bedder about his career, the ups and downs of the past year when an accident left him nearly paralized and his amazing recovery. Bryan specializes in portraits, news, music, celebrity and corporate events. Since 2001 he has covered major events including NY fashion Week, The Super Bowl, Occupy Wall street, Hurricane Sandy, The Tony Awards, MTV VMA's, Sundance Film Festival. His photos have appeared in many major publication's world wide. His clients include Getty Images, American Express, Delta Airlines, Fiji Water, Motorola, and Dell.

Direct download: 089_-_Bryan_Bedder_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with photo industry veteran Peter Berberian about the business of photography. Peter’s career has run the gamut from photographer to master printer, art consultant and most recently, Director of Brand Development for Agency Access. They discuss how important branding is for photographers and much more on this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 088_-_Peter_Berberian_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

On this episode Robert sits down with acclaimed war photographer Ron Haviv of VII Photo Agency in New York. They talk about his background in photography that led to covering conflicts and natural disasters around the world, his new book "The Lost Rolls", the business of photography, and how important it is to diversify their revenue streams in order to make a living as a photographer. They discuss social media, video work, safety, workshops, Ron’s infamous scarf, and much more on this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

 

 

Direct download: 087_-_Ron_Haviv_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with Manhattan-based freelance photographer Stephanie Keith who covers a lot of breaking news and personal projects around NYC. They discuss starting her career, going through International Center of Photography and NYU’s photography programs, they discuss how two particular photos from the Occupy Wall Street protests went viral on the internet, the business of photography, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 086_-_Stephanie_Keith_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 5:15pm EST

Oh this episode Robert sits down with veteran Chicago photographer Alex Garcia who’s been a staff photographer for over 20 years working for some of the top publications in America such as The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune where he shared a Pulitzer Prize and won a World Press Photo Award. They talk about his background and how scored his staff positions and his recent transition into the world of freelance and commercial photography. Being of Cuban descent himself, he has a love for the country where he’s spent a significant time experiencing and documenting the culture over the years and will soon be leading a New York Times Journey to Havana in February 2016. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast.  

Direct download: 085_-_Alex_Garcia_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 3:38pm EST

Hello and welcome to the Photo Brigade podcast! It’s been a few months since we’ve last posted a podcast and thats due to a number of circumstances. September I was traveling in Europe and had a personal family emergency, October was a crazy month with Eddie Adams Workshop and Photo Plus Expo in NYC, and we’ve been working on building some great partnerships as we move into 2016…but more on that later! Speaking of Photo Plus Expo, I was able to sit down for this podcast with our pal, John Harrington, AKA the Photo Business Guru. We talked about the latest issue of his best-selling photo business bible, Best Business Practices for Photographers, about social media, contracts, and much more! Sit Back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 084___John_Harrington_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

083 - Neil Leifer - Photo Brigade Podcast

On this episode host Robert Caplin chats with legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer about his illustrious career spanning over 5 decades capturing some of the biggest moments in sports history. He and Robert discuss his business, highs and lows, his incredible work ethic, and readiness to catch the moment. 

Direct download: neil-leifer-audio.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

082 - Peter Lockley - Photo Brigade Podcast

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with his friend and colleague Peter Lockley about his sports photography career as well as their partnership producing the Maui Photo Expedition, a luxury photography workshop that takes place at the Four Seasons in Maui, Hawaii. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: peter-lockley-audio.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with Flipboard photo editor Steve Fine who spent nearly two decades as the Director of Photography at Sports illustrated and before that as an editor at The New York Times.  They talk about Steve's career highlights and transitioning from traditional analog media to the digital and mobile platforms of the 21st century.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Steve Fine is Flipboard’s first-ever photo editor where he pores through a firehose of photography from The Associated Press, Getty and Reuters to assemble vibrant galleries around breaking stories and events. When it comes to photo editing and picking the right shot, Steve Fine goes back to a piece of advice he was given early in his career: “You know it when you see it,” he says, recalling what a senior editor told him as he started working at Sports Illustrated, where he ultimately spent 17 years as Director of Photography. (Before that, he helmed the New York Times’ photo desk for nine years.) During his storied career, the Manhattanite has anchored the photographic coverage of dozens of Olympics, Super Bowls and World Series—usually at the events themselves, on the field. He’s witnessed all kinds of sports history, from Usain Bolt’s world-record sprints to Super Bowl XLII’s iconic play dubbed “The Catch.”

Direct download: 81_-_Steve_Fine_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

On this episode I chat with Brooklyn-based freelance photojournalist Natalie Keyssar about her her work in Venezuela and Ferguson documenting political unrest. We talk about her path in photography and how she pursues the projects that interest her. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 080_-_Natalie_Keyssar_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:21am EST

On this episode Robert chats with his friend, photojournalist John Taggart, a documentary and editorial photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. They discuss his career and many recent projects including the Gay Pride Parade, Lower East Side building explosion, Baltimore race riots, and Eric Garner and Michael Brown protests in NYC.

Direct download: 079_-_John_Taggart_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with Daniel Sullivan, a Maui, Hawaii-based photographer currently working on his second book about the ancient Kings Highway around the island. They talk about Daniel’s beginnings as a photographer bouncing all around the world to document vanishing cultures. They talk about his gallery business he runs out of Paia where he and his wife Cara sell Daniel’s prints, rugs and other items from his world travels, as well as clothing designed by his wife. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 078_-_Daniel_Sullivan_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:27am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with PF Bentley a photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, and workshop instructor based in Hawaii. They talk about PF’s nearly two decades as a contract photographer and White House corespondent for TIME Magazine covering politics during the Clinton and Bush administrations. They also discuss his transition into video and multimedia when PF was the lead instructor of the Platypus Workshops, which trained photojournalists in the world of videojournalism production. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast. 

Direct download: 077_-_PF_Bentley_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:33am EST

On this episode host Robert Caplin chats with Gail Mooney, Chair of ASMP and a veteran travel photographer. They talk about her career shooting assignments for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, transitioning to video, and the importance of professional organizations like ASMP.  Sit back, Relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast!

 

Direct download: 076_-_Gail_Mooney_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

On this episode host Robert Caplin chats with travel photographer and destination workshop producer Mirjam Evers about her career, globetrotting, Photo Quest Adventures, Eddie Adams Workshop, and more! Sit back, Relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 075_-Mirjam_Evers_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

On this episode host Robert Caplin chats with his friend and sports shooter Brad Mangin who is based in San Francisco. Brad was in New York as part of his yearly trek to Cooperstown where he gave a talk on the History of Baseball Photography at the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. They talk about Brad's career covering baseball out of the San Francisco Bay area and how he's begun publishing books on the San Francisco Giants' 2010 and 2014 World Series Champions as well as the first ever book published completely of Instagrams. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: BradMangin-PodcastAudio.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:16am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chat with a big personality in the photography world, Peter Hurley, founder and lead Shabanger at HeadshotCrew.com. They talk about his background as an olympic sailboat racer and fashion model for Polo and Abercrombie & Fitch, where he met his mentor, famed fashion photographer Bruce Weber, who encourage Peter to first pick up a camera. After developing his unique style and growing his confidence and client base, Peter has built his name into a brand. On top of it all he’s created and leads a worldwide community of headshot photographers, speaks at workshops all over the world, has developed his own line of studio gear, and is putting out his first book: "The Headshot: The Secrets to Creating Amazing Headshot Portraits”. Sit back, Relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 073_-_Peter_Hurley-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Boston-based photgrapher Rick Friedman. Rick’s photos have graced the covers of many Newsweeks and various other publications. We talk about how he got into the world of photojournalism without a degree from a photography school and thrived as a freelancer for so many years. We talk business, networking, his workshops, and much more in this episode of the photo brigade podcast. 

Direct download: 072_-_Rick_Friedman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:40pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with his friend, veteran New York Times staff photojournalist and editor, Jose R. Lopez. They talk about Jose's 31-year-long career at The Times covering major news events as a photographer and supporting many amazing staff and freelance photographers as an editor on various picture desks over the years!  So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Jose R. Lopez recently took early retirement from The New York Times as one of the 100 journalists that were offered the buyout from the Times company. In his 31 years as a journalist at The Times, he was a staff photographer for the newspaper for 16 years, which included an 8.5 year stint in the Washington bureau and covered the last three years of the Reagan administration, all four years of the Bush (41) administration and the first 1.5 years of the Clinton Administration. He returned to New York and continued to shoot a variety of assignments including 2 Olympics- 88 Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and the 96 Summer Games in Atlanta, GA, 5 Super Bowls, a couple of World Series, NCAA final four tournaments as well as other national and metro assignments. In December of 1995, he was sent to Bosnia Herzgovina to cover the end of the war there and the peace keeping duties that the American Military were going to take up as part of the Dayton Peace Accords. Lopez decided to become a picture editor as he felt he could better use his wisdom and talent in advocating for photographers work in the daily newspaper. He was a picture editor for the last 15 years of his career and worked on a variety of news desks. He was part of the team that won both Pulitzer Prizes in 2002 for the newspapers coverage of the Terrorist attacks of 9-11. His most recent assignment was picture editor of the digital platform, NYTNOW, the app of The New York Times. Over the course of his career, he was also an instructor in the New York Times Student Journalism Institute and taught the photojournalism aspect of this two week intensive in which 24 college journalism students, which include 4 photographers, are taught what it takes to perform at the level of a New York Times journalist. Many of his former students have gone to newspaper careers of their own as well as successful freelance careers. His time in the industry has provided him with a front row seat of the changes that the overall industry has gone through and continues to do. A native of Santa Fe, NM, he attended New Mexico State University where he holds a BA degree in journalism with a special emphasis in photojournalism. 

 

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Category:photography -- posted at: 10:18am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with his friend Keith Bedford about his freelance career working for a plethora of editorial clients ranging from The New York Times to Reuters. They talk about Keith's new chapter as he's just accepted a staff position at the Boston Globe. They talk about Keith's path in photography and look through photos taken from presidential campaigns, around the world for NGOs, and general news from years in NYC. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast. 

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Category:photography -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with his his friend Eric Thayer about his freelance career covering everything from presidential campaigns, the Furgison riots, work along the US/Mexico border for various clients like The New York Times and Reuters. They also talk about how he transitioned into photography after going to school originally for writing, how his photography professor at Brooks Insitiute inspired him to take on New York City, and about the business of photography. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 069_-_Eric_Thayer_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 8:35am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with his friend Barton Silverman who just recently retired after 50 years at the New York Times covering sports. They talk about Barton's career as a staffer as well as his early days working for the New York Jets where he made some legendary images of Joe Nameth, freelancing as a fashion and wedding photographer, and eventually how he made his way on staff at The New York Times. They discuss how technology and business has changed over the past 50 years and Barton tells some great stories. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast! 

Direct download: 068_-_Barton_Silverman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:25am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with his friend Adam Marelli about his career as an artist, photographer, speaker, workshop instructor and world traveler. Adam Marelli is an artist & photographer based in New York City. His projects explore “maestros at work,” the ancient crafts of building and design as they are handed down through generations. Whether he is photographing a master carpenter, dodging fish at a local market, or in the studio, he is constantly in search of the threads which bind our cultures together. When he is not at his drafting table, he teaches photographers, art historians and enthusiasts the lost lessons of Classical Design. He was named the “Resident Photographer” for the Leica Akademie 2012 in NYC, contributes to “Ask the Contractor” in the New York Times, was a featured lecturer at New York University, and continues to pursue projects at home and abroad. His writing have been featured on The Gothamist and in Phaidon Press. His work is represented by Invisible-Exports gallery in New York City. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 067_-_Adam_Marelli_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:11am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with his friend, Fred Conrad, who just ended a nearly 40 year career as a staff photographer at The New York Times. Back when Robert was an intern in 2005, Fred was one of his mentors where they had many conversations about photography, technique, and life. Robert tagged along with Fred on a number of assignments and learned how to stay cool, calm, and collected when working on quick portrait shoot with celebrities. Fred has covered just about every sort of assignment you can imagine over his long career and we discuss his next chapter as a freelancer and all that lies ahead. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 066_-_Fred_Conrad_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:56am EST

065 - Pete Souza - Photo Brigade Podcast

On this special episode recorded at The White House, Robert Caplin chats with his friend Pete Souza, Chief Official White House photographer for President Barack Obama and the director of the White House Photography Office. They talk about his unique job that’s taken to nearly every corner of the Earth baring witness to some of the most important moments in history during both in the Obama as well as  the Regan administration decades past. They discuss how Pete met President Obama while on assignment for The Chicago Tribune years back covering his first year as a senator, which led to his book "The Rise of Barack Obama". They talk about his background, business, social media, and much more. This is a talk you don’t want to miss! So sit back, relax, and enjoy this special presidential episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

 

Direct download: 065_-_Pete_Souza_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:15am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Marc Piscotty who stopped by while in New York City for a brief visit. They talk about how he got his start in photography, his time at Western Kentucky University, his numerous internships that led to a staff newspaper position, his career at the Rocky Mountain News where his first assignment was the Columbine shooting. They also discuss how he left the Rocky Mountain News on his own terms and transitioned into freelance photography and diversified into shooting more commercial work. This  and a whole lot more on this episode of the Photo Brigade podcast. 

Direct download: 1064_-_Marc_Piscotty_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats the one-and-only Alyssa Adams, deputy editor at TV Guide Magazine and executive director of the Eddie Adams Workshop. Back in 1988, Alyssa and her late husband, Eddie Adams, founded this annual, tuition-free workshop that invites the 100 top students and early professional photographers, chosen strictly by the merit of their portfolios, to their barn in Jeffersonville, NY at the peek of Autumn, to participate in one of the industry’s longest-running and respected workshops. They talk about Alyssa’s background in design, how she got into the photo industry, how she and Eddie met, and they talk all about the workshop Robert attended a decade ago as a student and has since returned as a team producer. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast!

 

Direct download: 063_-_Alyssa_Adams_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:42am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chat with his good friend Guy Rhodes, a stellar photographer, videographer, and lighting designer based in the Chicago area. He was in New York for a visit and stopped by to chat with Robert about his career as we looked at some of his amazing photography ranging from the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, his experimental work including his wet plate, tintype work, and oh, that one time he used powered mash potatoes and strobes to fake a snowstorm for a portrait. They also discuss how his visual diversity has helped him thrive as a freelancer for over a decade. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! ThePhotoBrigade.com/LIVE

Direct download: 062_-_Guy_Rhodes_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with the formidable Joe McNally about his life, career, and the business of photography. They discuss Joe’s path from his earliest days in college, getting his feet wet as a copy boy for the NY Daily News, his growth into a trusted and proven photographer working for the likes of LIFE Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, just to name a few. They talk about Joe’s transition from staff to freelance, editorial to commercial, and how he expanded upon his talents to also start lecturing, holding workshops, writing books, to endorsements and collaborations with brand manufactures and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

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Joe McNally (http://JoeMcnally.com/) is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 countries. He has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and Men's Journal. He has been at various times in his career a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated, a staff photographer at LIFE, and currently, an ongoing 23 year contributor to the National Geographic, shooting numerous cover stories for those publications.

Joe was listed by American Photo as one of the 100 Most Important people in Photography and described by the magazine as "perhaps the most versatile photojournalist working today". He has been honored as a member of Kodak-PDN Legends Online, as well as being a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens. In 2010, he was voted as one of the 30 most influential photographers of the decade in an industry-wide Photo District News survey. McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalist Impact for a LIFE coverage titled "The Panorama of War." He has also been honored numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY, and The World Press Photo Foundation.

In the aftermath of 9/11, McNally, using the world's only life-sized Polaroid camera, created a project called "Faces of Ground Zero," which traveled through 2002, became a book, and helped generate approximately $2 million for the relief effort. It is considered by many museum and art professionals to be one of the most important artistic endeavors to evolve from the 9/11 tragedy. His fine art work is represented by Monroe Gallery of Santa Fe, and his prints are in numerous collections, most significantly the National Portrait Gallery of the United States.

He shot the first all-digital coverage of the history of the National Geographic, called "The Future of Flying," a 32-page cover story commemorating the centennial observance of the Wright Brothers' flight. The coverage was deemed noteworthy enough that it has been incorporated into the archives of the Library of Congress. In the last two years, McNally has written two books, The Moment It Clicks, and The Hot Shoe Diaries, both of which cracked Amazon's top ten list of best sellers. His advertising and commercial clients include FedEx, Epson, Sony, Nikon, Land's End, General Electric, MetLife, Adidas, American Ballet Theater, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, among others.

He's known internationally for his ability to produce technically and logistically complex assignments with expert use of color and light. As part of his teaching activities, he conducts numerous workshops around the world.

Direct download: 061_-_Joe_McNally_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and commercial director Vincent Laforet. Robert and Vincent have been friends for over a decade and they discuss Vincent's background in photography, his transition from sports to news, from staff to freelance, from editorial to commercial, from stills to video, and back again. They talk about the importance of networking, workshops, diversifying, and the business of photography. They also learn more about Vincent’s upcoming project that’ll have him shooting aerials of major cities around the world. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this special birthday episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 060_-_Vincent_Laforet_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with sports and music photographer David Bergman. David runs TourPhotographer.com and is Bon Jovi's official tour photographer. They talk about David's recent book titled WORK comprised of 3 years worth of his tour photos from around the world. David has also been moving into the world of selling fine art prints with Rock Paper Photo and they discuss his transition. They talk about David’s background, his career as a staff photojournalist for the Miami Harald and how he went freelance, moving to New York City and shooting for Sports Illustrated, Major League Baseball, and other bands and celebrities. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

 

Direct download: 059_-_David_Bergman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:11am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with General Counsel of the National Press Photographers Association, Mickey Osterreicher about all things legal in the photo industry. They talk about 1st Amendment issues, photographers being unjustly arrested while covering news events, the use of drones, the shady terms of service for social media networks, all about copyright, registration, and much more!

Direct download: 058_-_Mickey_Osterreicher_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 5:17pm EST

On this second video podcast, host Robert Caplin chats with Portland, Oregon-based freelancer Craig Mitchelldyer about all things photography. They talk about the nuances of negotiations with clients, using various applications to assist in quoting for projects and licensing, Craig's background, and a whole lot more in this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 057_-_Craig_Mitchelldyer_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:07am EST

On this episode Robert chats with a someone whose work inspired him to become a photographer as a kid, and that’s Eric Albrecht of The Columbus Dispatch. Robert grew up admiring Eric's work because Robert's parents subscribed to The Dispatch, a large, family-owned metro daily where Robert also interned during college. They talk about Eric’s nearly 30 years as a staffer, as well as his early days, and how a middle school chemistry class started his love for photography. They also discuss the benefits of picking up a physical newspaper and how things have changed and newsrooms have adapted in this digital age we live in. This and much more on this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 056_-_Eric_Albrecht_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

055 - David Burnett - Photo Brigade Podcast

On this very special episode, legendary photojournalist David Burnett, joins Robert in our first Video podcast, recorded live in NYC. Today, David and Robert talk about everything from getting his start in photography in high school, his first time being published in Time Magazine, his time in Iran, Vietnam, his relationship and access to Bob Marley, business of photography, and so much more. This is one you don’t want to miss. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

 

Direct download: 055_-_David_Burnett_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

 

On this episode Robert chats with born and raised Bostonian, Rick Friedman, whose studio Robert visited while he was on a corporate shoot in the area. Rick's photos have graced the covers of many Newsweeks and various other publications. They talk about how he got into the world of Photojournalism without a degree from a photography school and thrived as a freelancer for so many years. We talk business, networking, his workshops, and much more in this Episode of the photo brigade podcast.

Direct download: 054_-_Rick_Friedman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:02am EST

On this episode Robert chats with a blast from his college past, fellow Ohio University VisCom alumni, Michael P. King, who was a few years behind Robert in college and they followed a very similar path in the photo business, both growing up in Ohio and being inspired by the same photographers at The Columbus Dispatch, where they both interned before starting their careers. Robert became a freelancer and Michael became a staffer where he’s currently working for the Wisconsin State Journal covering sports full-time. He’s also national secretary of the NPPA. They discuss everything from getting into photography, the state of the photo industry, and the importance of supporting organizations like the NPPA. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast over clam pasta in New York.

Direct download: 053_-_Michael_P_King_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:03pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with Jay Westcott, a freelance photographer based in Norfolk, VA specializing in DC politics and Capitol Hill for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, among many other publications and clients. They met 10 years ago both as students at the Eddie Adamas Workshop in upstate New York and have been friends ever since. They talk about Jay's career path as they talk about everything business and discuss how they negoitate contracts, deal with clients, promote themselves through blogging, networking, and much much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 052_-_Jay_Westcott_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 7:08am EST

On this episode Robert chats with his good friend Al Bello, who’s been a staff sports photographer with Getty Images for over two decades. On top of being one of the greatest sports photographers, Al is one of the nicest photographers you could ever meet in our industry. Al and Robert connected at this year’s Eddie Adams Workshop in Upstate New York where they both led the orange sports team along with Brad Smith of Sports Illustrated. Tehy talk about how he got into sports photography as a “darkroom boy” for a  magazine called The Ring, his lengthy career at Getty, the difficulty of balancing a career traveling the world and family life, his advice to the next generation of photographers, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our pond-side chat on this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast! 

Direct download: 051_-_Al_Bello_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

For our 50th episode, we're bringing you something special. This past weekend Robert was a producer at the Eddie Adams Workshop where he sat down with the legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nick Ut. His photo from Vietnam of a 9-year-old girl running naked down a road after being severely burnt by a napalm bomb captivated the world and helped bring the war to an end. He's closing in on 50 years as a staff photographer with Associated press and is now based in LA. They discuss the day in 1972 when he took the infamous picture, how war has affected him on many levels, as well as the loss of numerous friends, colleagues, and how he followed in the footsteps of his his older brother, a photojournalist who was killed while covering the war. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this 50th episode of The photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 050_-_Nick_Ut_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:51am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Mr Weird Sports himself, Sol Neelman. They discuss the process of publishing his book series, Weird Sports, from conception, pitching the concept to publishers at a book fair in Germany, to launching not one, but two books! They also talk about Sol's reign as a staff photographer at The Oregonian and his decision to move on from that post and join the world of freelancers. Sol is a great example of one putting himself in the position to succeed through collaboration, sharing ideas, and down right perseverance. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 049_-_Sol_Neelman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:37am EST

On this episode Robert chats with accomplished Sports Photographer Rob Tringali. Robert met Rob back when he was covering the Yankees during his internship with the New York Times back in 2005. Rob's travels the country and world covering sports for some of the top sporting magazines from ESPN to Sports Illustrated. They go into some great detail discussing the changing business landscape in sports photography that's taken place over the past decade, talk about how he got into the business, and much more in this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 048_-_Rob_Tringali_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with co-founder of PhotoShelter.com and SportsShooter.com, the one and only Grover Sanschagrin. They've been pals for over a decade now and actually met through Sports Shooter, a social community for photographers that Grover created before Facebook. They talk about his career, how the AP Laser Photo System blew his mind in the pre-internet days, making money in the photography industry, following your passion and dreams, as well as his latest venture into the world of Tequilla that resulted in his brief relocation to Mexico and the development of his blog and iPhone app TequilaMatchmaker. So sit back, relax, and sample some high-end Tequilas with Grover and Robert in this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 047_-_Grover_Sanschagrin_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:36am EST

On this episode Robert chats with fellow New York City freelancer Ben Norman who shoots for the likes of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, among many other editorial and commercial clients. They met back when Ben interned for their mutual friend Vince Laforet, back when Vince was full-time in NYC. They talk about how Ben set himself apart from his competition, building his career in New York as a freelancer, and all the business behind freelancing in the Big Apple from diversifying your client base, licensing stock, building corporate clients through the daily editorial gigs, and making and maintaining those important contacts in the industry. Sit back, relzx, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 046_-_Ben_Norman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:26am EST

On this episode Robert chats with his good friend Kyle Robertson, a staff photographer at the Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, OH. Kyle and Robert went to college together at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication and worked together paying their tuition by selling sports pictures to local high school athletes' parents. They talk about how he got into photography, starting as an employee at a local camera shop, being accepted into photography school, the internship that led him to the position he now holds, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this hometown-Ohio edition of The Photo Brigade Podcast.    

Direct download: 045_-_Kyle_Robertson_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:25am EST

On this episode Robert chats with his friend Ty Wright. They go way back to the beginning of Robert's photography career. Back when Robert was first picking up a camera in high school, Ty was working at the local camera store where Robert purchased gear and had film developed. At the time he was photo student at Ohio University's School of Art. Since those days, he's transitioned into a photojournalist working for a handful of local newspapers and eventually came back to OU to get his masters degree at the School of Visual Communication. They talk about all about those transitions, going through grad school, internships, mentors, backpacking through Central America, pitching stories, developing projects, business practices, and much more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 044_-_Ty_Wright_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:56am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Jared Wickerham, a Boston-based photographer specializing in sports who has only recently transitioned to the freelance industry after both interning and working as a staff photographer at Getty Images. They met up on the Highline Park a few weeks back when Jared visited New York City to visit some friends. They discuss his background in photography, the importance of workshops, networking, social media, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 043_-_Jared_Wickerham_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:00am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Washington DC-based photojournalist Melissa Golden who was visiting NYC to visit clients and celebrate a fellow photographer's birthday. They talk about her background, how a fever dream brought her into the photo industry, the benefits of working with agencies, administrative tasks, invoicing, archiving both on and off-site, covering assignments from disasters to politics, the importance of internships and workshops, her ambition to tell stories, qualms about Facebook, using social media, and much more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 042_-_Melissa_Golden_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:10am EST

On this episodeRobertI chats with photographer Brian Powers who was in Manhattan recently for the New York Times portfolio review back in April. Brian was one of an entire staff of nearly 30 photographers at the Chicago Sun Times who were unceremoniously laid off to make way for wire and writer-contributed art. He's since gone back to Western Kentucky University to complete the degree he postponed when he was hired as a staffer a few years back. They talk about business, networking, workshops, and all his recent transitions in this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 041_-_Brian_Powers_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

On this episode Robert speaks with Allen Murabayashi, chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.com, a platform that Robert has personally used since the service became available back in 2005. PhotoShelter is the backbone to the workflow of many professional photographers who use the service as a redundant, online, and searchable backup of their archives, to deliver files to clients, to sell prints and image licenses, and even as their online portfolio with their stylish BEAM platform. They talk about Allen's background...he's a smart dude having graduated from Yale and was one of the founding employees of HotJobs.com which thrust him into the world of technology. A photographer and accomplished musician himself, they also discuss everything from workshops, blogging, Search Engine Optimization, using social media to your advantage, the terms of service around Facebook, their recent changes in their newsfeed algorithm, and his favorite social media these days: Instagram. So sit back, relax and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 040_-_Allen_Murabayashi_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

 

On this episode Robert chats with a blast from his past, James DeCamp, a freelance photographer based in Columbus, Ohio. Robert grew up seeing James's photos on a daily basis in the Columbus Dispatch where he spent over a decade as a staffer.  It was at the Dispatch where they met eachother and where Robert worked with him and a host of great shooters over 10 years ago. They talk about his transition from staff to freelance, contests, copyright, business, and how he started his career in photojournalism following a 1978 military helicopter crash he photographed as a middle schooler for the Cincinnati Enquirer. So sit back, Relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast!

Direct download: 039_-_James_D._DeCamp_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with the husband and wife, tag-team, photography duo David Walter Banks and Kendrick Brinson of Brinson Banks. He met them both in the pre-Facebook days through an awesome email listserv called A Photo A Day. They met up with them at a noisy beer garden on a recent visit to Los Angeles where they're now based and chat about a range of great topics from building lasting relationships with editors, working with those you love, workshops, promotion, their transition to corporate photography, internships, photo collectives, the evolution of social media and adapting to it, contracts, knowing when to say no to a bad deal, and their general advice to the next generation of photographers. Sit back, relax, and eenjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!  

Direct download: 038-_Brinson_Banks_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with Elizabeth Griffin, photo editor for Esquire.com and the Hearst Corporation. They both found themselves on an Acela Express train heading back to Manhattan from Boston where they were both were on assignment covering an elaborate Gregory Heisler Sports Illustrated cover shoot in Boston. They had a great discussion about everything from print promotion to email marketing, pricing standards, the Eddie Adams Workshop, portfolio reviews, her background as an intern at VII, Getty's new free embed function, social media, and much more. So sit back, relax, and have a cocktail with Robert and Elizabeth on a severely delayed train back to New York City on this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 037-_Elizabeth_Griffin_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:10am EST

On this special episode Robert chats with the portraitist Gregory Heisler who he'd just met in Boston, while they were both on assignment for Sports Illustrated Magazine where Gregory shot a cover photo that involved an elaborate production, closing down a busy city block at the Boston Marathon finish line on the one-year anniversary of those terrible Boston bombings. It turns out they have a lot in common, including a mentor, Arnold Newman, who in a strange way brought them both to Manhattan at the beginning of their careers. They talk about connecting with those who inspire you, how to build on those relationships, professionalism, looking back on Gregory's own bushiness practices, branding, promotion, social media, networking, and much, much more. So sit back, relax, and and have a coffee with us at the Westin Copley Place in downtown Boston. 

Direct download: 036-_Gregory_Heisler_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:11am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin follows up with his friend and Ohio Bobcat graduate student Sara Lewkowicz. Robert first chatted Sara with on Podcast #4 last year just after she had shot a powerful project on domestic violence that began as a simple class assignment in her Photojournalism sequence at Ohio University. After documenting a violent exchange between a couple she began documenting, her project began to gain national and international acclaim after it was published in TIME Magazine. Since then, Sara has won a host of awards, grants, and even her upcoming internship at National Geographic Magazine as part of her College Photographer Of the Year win. They talk about going through all that, what's next, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 035_-_Sara_Lewkowicz_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 8:18am EST

On this episode Robert chats with his friend and fellow Ohio Bobcat alumnus, Marcus Yam who is currently serving as a 3 -year resident photojournalist at the Seattle Times. Before photography, Marcus was on the path to becoming, get this, a rocket scientist, but changed his career path by attending graduate school at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication a few years after Robert graduated. He came to New York and apprenticed with Robert for a bit and soon after graduation, like Robert, landed an internship at The New York Times. There continued on as a freelancer working on amazing projects where he won a host of awards including an Emmy. There's something really special about Marcus from his humility, his generosity, and tremendous love for life. There's so many quotes and words of wisdom that come out in my chat with him, so get your notebook ready! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast.

Direct download: 034_-_Marcus_Yam_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 8:25am EST

On this episode Robert chat with Jared Polin, Mr. Fro himself, a photojournalist specializing in documentary in the music industry who runs a really fun photography website called FroKnowsPhoto.com. If you haven't heard or seen his video podcasts, you're in for a treat...he's got quite a personality and his website is full of fun and informative videos about the latest gear and tutorials on lighting, photography, and much much more. They talk about the origin of his afro, his beginning in photography with his mother's Fuji Discovery 2000, covering the Philadelphia Flyers season at the ripe age of 16, schooling at the Antonelli institute in Philadelphia, dealing with the music industry, those pesky concert rights-grabbing releases, the Terms of Service on social media platforms and more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 033_-_Jared_Polin_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:50am EST

On this episode Robert sat down for a chat last month with his friends Matt Slaby and Kevin German of the visual agency LUCEO. They've worked to build a brand for their visual style offering everything from stills, filmmaking, production, and more. With a background in law, Matt splits his time between New York and Denver. Kevin has a background in newspaper photography which he left to moved to Vietnam for years and is now currently based in Paris. They're both constantly traveling the world to provide high-end visuals to their clients. They talk about the use of social medial, the terms of service, the recent controversy revolving around press access to the White House, copyright, LUCEO's annual student award, Slaby's Carhart fashion, his colorblindness, and much, much, more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 032_-_LUCEO_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with his good friend Vincent Laforet whose photojournalism work caught Robert's eye over a decade ago when he was a college student at Ohio University. Lately Vincent is known mostly for his work in the film industry, a transition he's made over the past 6 years, and now many don't realize his background began in journalism. Straight out of college he spent over 300 days per year covering sporting events for Allsport, which later became Getty. He was later hired as a New York Times staff photographer where he shared a Pulitzer prize for his work in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2002. They talk about his background from the age of 15 when his father first  put a camera in his hands, to working his way through college at Northwestern University, his internships, and his transition from a top photojournalist into a successful film director who just completed his first big-time campaign with Nike. Oh, he also just wrecked his right arm shattering it in a dune buggy accident in the deserts of Dubai. Robert took advantage of Vincent's fragile state as he recovered a few blocks from Robert's apartment in Manhattan. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 031_-_Vincent_Laforet_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:11am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chat with his friend, the Pulitzer prize-winning, veteran staff photographer for the New York Times, James Estrin. He's a mentor to many, including Robert ever since his first day as an intern at the New York Times in 2005. He's also co-editor and co-founder of the Times' LENS Blog, a hugely popular photography blog sharing the work of photographic legends, newcomers, and all those in-between. They talk about how the LENS Blog came to exist and how James's daily life has changed from shooting full-time, to splitting his time between shooting, editing, and even writing content for LENS. They also chat about his humble background, how he got his position at the NY Times in the early-80's after freelancing for a number of years, portfolio reviews, photo contests, ethics of digital manipulation, the use of Instagram and Social Media, and he gives his advice to photographers looking to follow in his footsteps. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 030a_-_James_Estrin_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:23am EST

On this episode Robert chat with his long-time friend and mentor, Doral Chenoweth III who is a full-time videographer for the Columbus Dispatch in Columbus OH. Robert interned at The Dispatch during college about 12 years ago when Doral was working as a still photographer and photo editor. He started his career in 5th Grade by taking photos to accompany his mother's articles for a small paper in Logan, OH. After graduating from Ohio State, he interned at the The Dispatch, took a job in south Carolina, before being hired full-time at The Dispatch where he's been taking beautiful photos and videos ever since. They talk about his transition from stills to video, life working for a daily publication, and his amazing personal projects he's produced by regularly traveling to Africa with his family donating his labor and photography skills to an orphanage and Habitat for Humanity. Simply put, Doral is a good man. Sit Back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 029_-_Doral_Chenowedth_III_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:21am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST