The Photo Brigade Podcast

For our 50th episode, we're bringing you something special. This past weekend Robert was a producer at the Eddie Adams Workshop where he sat down with the legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nick Ut. His photo from Vietnam of a 9-year-old girl running naked down a road after being severely burnt by a napalm bomb captivated the world and helped bring the war to an end. He's closing in on 50 years as a staff photographer with Associated press and is now based in LA. They discuss the day in 1972 when he took the infamous picture, how war has affected him on many levels, as well as the loss of numerous friends, colleagues, and how he followed in the footsteps of his his older brother, a photojournalist who was killed while covering the war. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this 50th episode of The photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 050_-_Nick_Ut_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:51am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Mr Weird Sports himself, Sol Neelman. They discuss the process of publishing his book series, Weird Sports, from conception, pitching the concept to publishers at a book fair in Germany, to launching not one, but two books! They also talk about Sol's reign as a staff photographer at The Oregonian and his decision to move on from that post and join the world of freelancers. Sol is a great example of one putting himself in the position to succeed through collaboration, sharing ideas, and down right perseverance. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 049_-_Sol_Neelman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:37am EST

On this episode Robert chats with accomplished Sports Photographer Rob Tringali. Robert met Rob back when he was covering the Yankees during his internship with the New York Times back in 2005. Rob's travels the country and world covering sports for some of the top sporting magazines from ESPN to Sports Illustrated. They go into some great detail discussing the changing business landscape in sports photography that's taken place over the past decade, talk about how he got into the business, and much more in this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 048_-_Rob_Tringali_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with co-founder of PhotoShelter.com and SportsShooter.com, the one and only Grover Sanschagrin. They've been pals for over a decade now and actually met through Sports Shooter, a social community for photographers that Grover created before Facebook. They talk about his career, how the AP Laser Photo System blew his mind in the pre-internet days, making money in the photography industry, following your passion and dreams, as well as his latest venture into the world of Tequilla that resulted in his brief relocation to Mexico and the development of his blog and iPhone app TequilaMatchmaker. So sit back, relax, and sample some high-end Tequilas with Grover and Robert in this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 047_-_Grover_Sanschagrin_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:36am EST

On this episode Robert chats with fellow New York City freelancer Ben Norman who shoots for the likes of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, among many other editorial and commercial clients. They met back when Ben interned for their mutual friend Vince Laforet, back when Vince was full-time in NYC. They talk about how Ben set himself apart from his competition, building his career in New York as a freelancer, and all the business behind freelancing in the Big Apple from diversifying your client base, licensing stock, building corporate clients through the daily editorial gigs, and making and maintaining those important contacts in the industry. Sit back, relzx, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Direct download: 046_-_Ben_Norman_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:26am EST

On this episode Robert chats with his good friend Kyle Robertson, a staff photographer at the Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, OH. Kyle and Robert went to college together at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication and worked together paying their tuition by selling sports pictures to local high school athletes' parents. They talk about how he got into photography, starting as an employee at a local camera shop, being accepted into photography school, the internship that led him to the position he now holds, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this hometown-Ohio edition of The Photo Brigade Podcast.    

Direct download: 045_-_Kyle_Robertson_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:25am EST

On this episode Robert chats with his friend Ty Wright. They go way back to the beginning of Robert's photography career. Back when Robert was first picking up a camera in high school, Ty was working at the local camera store where Robert purchased gear and had film developed. At the time he was photo student at Ohio University's School of Art. Since those days, he's transitioned into a photojournalist working for a handful of local newspapers and eventually came back to OU to get his masters degree at the School of Visual Communication. They talk about all about those transitions, going through grad school, internships, mentors, backpacking through Central America, pitching stories, developing projects, business practices, and much more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 044_-_Ty_Wright_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:56am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Jared Wickerham, a Boston-based photographer specializing in sports who has only recently transitioned to the freelance industry after both interning and working as a staff photographer at Getty Images. They met up on the Highline Park a few weeks back when Jared visited New York City to visit some friends. They discuss his background in photography, the importance of workshops, networking, social media, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 043_-_Jared_Wickerham_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:00am EST

On this episode Robert chats with Washington DC-based photojournalist Melissa Golden who was visiting NYC to visit clients and celebrate a fellow photographer's birthday. They talk about her background, how a fever dream brought her into the photo industry, the benefits of working with agencies, administrative tasks, invoicing, archiving both on and off-site, covering assignments from disasters to politics, the importance of internships and workshops, her ambition to tell stories, qualms about Facebook, using social media, and much more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Direct download: 042_-_Melissa_Golden_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:10am EST

On this episodeRobertI chats with photographer Brian Powers who was in Manhattan recently for the New York Times portfolio review back in April. Brian was one of an entire staff of nearly 30 photographers at the Chicago Sun Times who were unceremoniously laid off to make way for wire and writer-contributed art. He's since gone back to Western Kentucky University to complete the degree he postponed when he was hired as a staffer a few years back. They talk about business, networking, workshops, and all his recent transitions in this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 041_-_Brian_Powers_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:48pm EST