The Photo Brigade Podcast

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

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 miss...so 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 EST

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 EST