The Photo Brigade Podcast

On this episode Robert speaks with Allen Murabayashi, chairman and co-founder of, a platform that Robert has personally used since the service became available back in 2005. PhotoShelter is the backbone to the workflow of many professional photographers who use the service as a redundant, online, and searchable backup of their archives, to deliver files to clients, to sell prints and image licenses, and even as their online portfolio with their stylish BEAM platform. They talk about Allen's background...he's a smart dude having graduated from Yale and was one of the founding employees of which thrust him into the world of technology. A photographer and accomplished musician himself, they also discuss everything from workshops, blogging, Search Engine Optimization, using social media to your advantage, the terms of service around Facebook, their recent changes in their newsfeed algorithm, and his favorite social media these days: Instagram. So sit back, relax and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Direct download: 040_-_Allen_Murabayashi_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:05pm EST


On this episode Robert chats with a blast from his past, James DeCamp, a freelance photographer based in Columbus, Ohio. Robert grew up seeing James's photos on a daily basis in the Columbus Dispatch where he spent over a decade as a staffer.  It was at the Dispatch where they met eachother and where Robert worked with him and a host of great shooters over 10 years ago. They talk about his transition from staff to freelance, contests, copyright, business, and how he started his career in photojournalism following a 1978 military helicopter crash he photographed as a middle schooler for the Cincinnati Enquirer. So sit back, Relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade podcast!

Direct download: 039_-_James_D._DeCamp_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

On this episode Robert chats with the husband and wife, tag-team, photography duo David Walter Banks and Kendrick Brinson of Brinson Banks. He met them both in the pre-Facebook days through an awesome email listserv called A Photo A Day. They met up with them at a noisy beer garden on a recent visit to Los Angeles where they're now based and chat about a range of great topics from building lasting relationships with editors, working with those you love, workshops, promotion, their transition to corporate photography, internships, photo collectives, the evolution of social media and adapting to it, contracts, knowing when to say no to a bad deal, and their general advice to the next generation of photographers. Sit back, relax, and eenjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!  

Direct download: 038-_Brinson_Banks_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 4:13pm EST