The Photo Brigade Podcast

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

On this episode Robert make a house call to his good friend Marko Georgiev who was suffering from a back injury and taking it easy at home in New Jersey where he is currently a staff photographer at The Record. Marko is one wild and crazy guy...the two met at a photojournalist's poker table about 8 years ago when Robert was an intern for the New York Times. They talk about his ever-changing career in photography from his beginnings covering the Kosovo conflict in his region of the world, to moving to NYC, working for the New York Times both locally and embedded during the war in Iraq. He has some crazy stories from when he covered Hurricane Sandy in New Orleans and to close calls in Iraq. As always they talk about business and how Marko got into the world of photography. So sit back, relax, enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast!

Direct download: 018_-_Marko_Georgiev_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

On this episode Robert chats with celebrity and political photojournalist Kris Connor. They grabbed a coffee and took a walk in Central Park and discussed Connor's career and what led him to covering the interesting mix of both politics and entertainment in our nation's capitol. Kris has a very unique story compared to most, if not all photojournalists as he was born with Achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism. We talk about how being a little person has helped his job as a photographer and how he's overcome obstacles over the years, including multiple limb-lengthening procedures as a child, that in the end gave him an extra 12 inches in height. We also discuss numerous stories he's been working on including his latest project called Polirazzi, that looks at the role celebrities play in today's politics. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 017_-_Kris_Connor-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

On this episode Robert chats with one of his online friends, Jamey Price, a stellar motor sports photographer based out of North Carolina. They grabbed a coffee and had a chat in Central Park while Jamey was briefly in town visiting his sister prior to leaving for Singapore for Formula One. Jamey has begun working for some big corporate clients like Ducati and Lamborghini all while traveling the world shooting what he loves. They talk about how he built the connections that have led to his successful freelance career, blogging, his background as a collegiate athlete and much more. So Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 016_-_Jamey_Price_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

On today's episode Robert met up with his friend Darren Carroll, a veteran sports shooter and portraitist based out of Austin, Texas. Darren's been working as a freelancer for some of the biggest sports magazines in the world from Sports Illustrated to Smithsonian. He racks up frequent flyer miles jetting from city to city covering major sporting events year-round. We talk about how he got his "in" at the big magazines, his educational background, and we touch on both Instagram and Facebook's sketchy new terms of service, and of course much more. So sit back, relax, and sit with us for a chat in Central Park in this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 015_-_Darren_Carroll_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

On this episode Robert chats with talented photojournalist Daniella Zalcman, a freelance photojournalist based in New York and England. They met up in Central Park while she was in town preparing for her wedding last week to chat about her transition from freelancing in NYC to starting fresh in England. Daniella recently published a book of double exposures from called New York + London in which she used Kickstarter to fund. They talk about her successes using the crowd sourcing platform, our thoughts on Instagram's Terms of Service, the business of photography and how the Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inspired her to become a professional photojournalist in a round-about way... Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 014_-_Daniella_Zalcman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

On this episode Robert chats with veteran travel photographer Alison Wright who has been working for National Geographic on numerous assignments and book projects throughout the world. She's been to every continent working for both editorial clients and not-for-profits ranging from the Hellen Keler Foundation, OxFam, US Aid, Save the Children, and UNICEF just to name a few. When a logging truck crashed into her bus in Laos breaking her back, pelvis, ribs, and arm nearly killed her, it only pushed her to live her life by her own terms using her camera to help people and raise awareness around the world. We talk about her lengthy career, projects, passion for her work, along with the business of being a photographer, and many other wild stories from her adventures. So sit back, relax, and join Robert and Alison for a drink at the Mandarin Oriental for this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 013_-_Alison_Wright_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

On this episode Robert chats with freelance photographer Keith Bedford who became Robert's mentor and good friend when h attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2004 and was Robert's team's producer. Soon after we met, Robert moved to New York City to intern where Keith works as a full-time freelancer. After Robert's internship ended, he became a freelancer in the Big Apple and worked alongside Keith now for the past 7 or so years. They chat about Keith's career path from Kinkos copyboy to photographer, his time covering politics in Iowa during the 2008 presidential election, to his many long-term trips and projects overseas from Sri Lanka, to Afghanistan, to India, to China and Japan. As always they talk about the business of photography and setting yourself apart from the pack, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 012_-_Keith_Bedford_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT

In this episode Robert chats with his friend and colleague Jennifer Altman who has been freelancing professionally in her native New York City for over 18 years now. They talk about growing up in New York taking pictures on the subway in route to high school, how interning in college, and editing for both the New York Post and Associated Press led to her freelance shooting career. They discuss the business practices of freelance photography, how she keeps her work diverse and versatile, and the burdens of dealing with copyright infringers in the ever-changing landscape of online sharing. Lastly, they touch on the the importance of marketing and editing your body of work for various clients, how she's been able to balance motherhood with full-time freelancing, and about being a female in a male-dominated industry.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 011_-_Jennifer_S._Altman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT