The Photo Brigade Podcast

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.

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Category:photography -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

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!

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Category:photography -- posted at: 9:51am EDT

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.

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Category:photography -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

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!
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Category:photography -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

On this episode Robert talks with news photographer Craig Warga about his near decade-long stint as a staff photographer at the NY Daily News, his recent transition into the world of freelance photography, the business behind that, family, and much more. Sit Back, Relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

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!

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Category:photography -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

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. 

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Category:photography -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT

On this episode, Robert chats with Ben Lowy about his acclaimed career covering international conflict, natural disaster, as well as commercial work for various brands. They also talk about his his early adoption of mobile photography and social media to tell stories in a new way. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Benjamin Lowy is award winning photographer based in New York City. He received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. In 2004 Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, he was named in Photo District News 30 and his images of Iraq were chosen by PDN as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, POYi, PDN, Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. Lowy has been a finalist for the Oskar Barnak Award, a finalist in Critical Mass, included in Magenta Flash Forward 2007, as well as the OSI Moving Walls 16 exhibit. His work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan have been collected into several gallery and museum shows, and shown at the Tate Modern, SF MOMA, Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Arles. His work from Darfur appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign. In 2011 Lowy's Iraq | Perspectives work was selected by William Eggleston to win the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. The book is currently available and in stores now. In 2012, Lowy was awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency fund to continue his work in Libya. In the same year, he received the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Photojournalism. In 2014, at the age of 35, Lowy received a Distiguished Alumni Award from Washington University in St Louis. Lowy is based in New York City. He is currently represented by Reportage by Getty Images.

Direct download: 093_-_Ben_Lowy_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

On this episode Robert chats with veteran wire photographer Gary Hershorn about this nearly four decade-long career working for the wires. They talk about Gary's transition into editing for Flipboard and now as he focuses on using Instagram and other social media to share his beautiful photos of NYC. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast!

Direct download: 092_-_GaryHershorn_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

On this episode Robert chats with Michael Ip, a freelance photographer and photo editor based in Barcelona. They talk about his career in editing as Senior Photo Editor at Newsweek as well as editing positions at New York Daily News, ABC News, Daily Mail and Maxim. Nowadays he focuses on portraiture and fashion. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.
Direct download: 091_-_Michael_Ip_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT