The Photo Brigade Podcast

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 EDT

On this episode Robert chats with sports and music photographer David Bergman. David runs 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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT


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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT