The Photo Brigade Podcast

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! 

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Category:photography -- posted at: 9:21am EDT

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.

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Category:photography -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

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 EDT

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. 

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Category:photography -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

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!


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Category:photography -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

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!

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Category:photography -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

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! 

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Category:photography -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

On this episode Robert Caplin chat with a big personality in the photography world, Peter Hurley, founder and lead Shabanger at 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 EDT

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. 

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Category:photography -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT

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 EDT