The Photo Brigade Podcast

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with George Kalinsky, official photographer for Madison Square Garden. One of the institutions of "The World’s Most Famous Arena” is not just the venue, but George, the house photographer himself, who has celebrated his 50th Anniversary covering over 10,000 events over the years. He’s been the team photographer for The Knicks and has seen some of the most iconic moments in sports, politics, music, and religion. He has endless stories of friendships with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Mohammed Ali. We talk about his unconventional entrance into the world of photography which led to his life-long position at The Garden, his background as a designer, his exhibits and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 130_-_George_Kalinsky_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 10:46am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Atlanta-based photographer Melissa Golden. As a return guest on the podcast, this was Melissa’s first since we’ve begun video podcasting, so it’s extra exciting to not only share her fun stories of covering everything from celebrity portraiture, DC politics, forest fires and more, but we get to see her work too. We talk about her career path and the importance of networking both online and in person to keep her name at the top of editors lists. We also talk about how she works with a photo agency and how it benefits her on both the journalistic and commercial side with negotiation and administrative work. We learn her 5-year goal and also get her advice to youngsters who hope to start a career in photojournalism. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 129_-Melissa_Golden_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 11:51am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Alex Scott, a talented freelance photographer and photo editor for He made his way to NYC as a photographer but has ended up in the world of photo editing as his career has developed him which has inspired while working directly with some incredible photographers. We talk about his personal projects and travels and the importance of building trusting relationships with subjects and how to work with different communities and cultures. We talk about his background at university both in journalism as an undergrad to graduate school for photography at Missouri to find a clear vision for himself. While editing nearly full time, he’s been working on an ongoing personal project outside his apartment doors documenting his own NYC neighborhood. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 128_-Alex_Scott_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 9:45am EST

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Smita Sharma, a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in both New York and India, about covering gender and human rights issues. We talk about how she started he career by working for newspapers in India before coming to Manhattan to attend a short course at the New York Film Academy, which subsequently led to her applying to the International Center For Photography, where she learned from the perspectives and experiences of her fellow students via critiques and their life experiences. We talk about the importance of workshops she’s attended, general networking, and working with a group of her peers as a member of the Koan Collective. We also discuss her career path and how she's navigated the world of freelance photography since going professional in 2013, to the point where she’s now been published by various international publications including CNN, The Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, among many others. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Direct download: 127_-_Smita_Sharma_-_Photo_Brigade_Podcast.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 12:21pm EST