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The Photo Brigade Podcast

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The Photo Brigade blog's podcast series, photographers talking to photographers about the business of photography. Hosted by New York photographer Robert Caplin with a new guest each episode!

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The Photo Brigade blog's podcast series, photographers talking to photographers about the business of photography. Hosted by New York photographer Robert Caplin with a new guest each episode!

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Great series

By AllisonSarahJoyce - Nov 10 2013
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Very insightful series about how photographers have started and made it in the business.

Love This Podcast!

By PhotoLewis - Jul 30 2013
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Great interviews with great photographers and others in the field. They always have some great advice and great insight into the profession today and of yesteryear. I look forward to them every time a new one pops up.

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Great series

By AllisonSarahJoyce - Nov 10 2013
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Very insightful series about how photographers have started and made it in the business.

Love This Podcast!

By PhotoLewis - Jul 30 2013
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Great interviews with great photographers and others in the field. They always have some great advice and great insight into the profession today and of yesteryear. I look forward to them every time a new one pops up.
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The Photo Brigade Podcast

Latest release on Mar 07, 2017

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Rank #1: 046 - Ben Norman - Photo Brigade Podcast

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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.

Aug 21 2014

49mins

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Rank #2: 048 - Rob Tringali - Photo Brigade Podcast

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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. 

Sep 22 2014

56mins

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Rank #3: 047 - Grover Sanschagrin - Photo Brigade Podcast

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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! 

Sep 08 2014

52mins

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Rank #4: 041 - Brian Powers - Photo Brigade Podcast

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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. 

Jun 05 2014

46mins

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Rank #5: 044 - Ty Wright - Photo Brigade Podcast

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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. 

Jul 21 2014

1hr 6mins

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Rank #6: 049 - Sol Neelman - Photo Brigade Podcast

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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. 

Oct 06 2014

56mins

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Rank #7: 043 - Jared Wickerham - Photo Brigade Podcast

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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!

Jul 11 2014

50mins

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Rank #8: 045 - Kyle Robertson - Photo Brigade Podcast

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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.    

Aug 05 2014

54mins

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Rank #9: 042 - Melissa Golden - Photo Brigade Podcast

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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! 

Jun 17 2014

48mins

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Rank #10: 125 - Harry Benson - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode, Robert Caplin chats with the one-and-only Harry Benson, who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles, having covered their inaugural trip to the United States in 1964. They talk about his legendary career working with world leaders and celebrities, as well as capturing crucial historical moments. They also discuss the new documentary "Harry Benson: Shoot First" chronicling his epic career. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Dec 22 2016

1hr 32mins

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Rank #11: 124 - Michael Zagaris - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with Rock & roll photography legend Michael Zagaris about his career documenting the greats in music as he toured with the Rolling Stones, The Who, kicked it with Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, David Bowie and scores more! They talk about his just released book “Total Excess” chunk full of his music archives and also discuss Michael’s 40+ years as the team photographer for both the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland A’s and all the crazy stories in between! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Dec 01 2016

43mins

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Rank #12: 123 - BP Miller - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with BP Miller about his career in photojournalism, their recent expansion to San Francisco with Scott Strazzante and what it has to do with putting photojournalists back to work. They also talk about his working for charitable organizations and giving back to the industry that has treated him so well. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Nov 22 2016

43mins

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Rank #13: 122 - Limor Garfinkle - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Limor Garfinkle, a New York-based photographer originally from Israel. They talk about how photography saved her life and how she got into the photography business only 5 years ago and fully supports herself taking pictures. They also talk about her new portrait series and give a first look. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Nov 11 2016

36mins

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Rank #14: 121 - Luke Copping - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Buffalo-based editorial and commercial Luke Copping about his career and business sense while serving on the national board of ASMP and juggling his many clients. They talk about his charitable work taking pictures of adoptable pit bulls from a local rescue shelter, look at his work, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.

Oct 19 2016

41mins

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Rank #15: 120 - Mohammed Elshamy - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Mohammed Elshamy, a 22-year-old Egyptian photojournalist based in NYC who covers some of the world's most dire events such as the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, the political unrest and street violence in Egypt, the European refugee crisis, the armed rebellion in South Sudan, and much more. They discuss his career path and the physical and mental toll (PTSD) this sort of coverage has on photographers who document such issues. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Oct 19 2016

51mins

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Rank #16: 119 - Anthony Geathers - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with Brooklyn-based photographer Anthony Geathers. They talk about Anthony's career path, serving two combat deployments in the Marine Corps to Afghanistan as a machine gunner before attending the School of Visual Arts and beginning his freelance career shooting sports and athletic portraiture. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Oct 03 2016

58mins

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Rank #17: 118 - David Goldman - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with David Goldman, a Brooklyn-based photographer who specializes in topics around human rights, marginalized people, and maternal health.They talk about his background shooting celebrities and rock stars in LA, his career path, and much more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Sep 28 2016

49mins

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Rank #18: 117 - Kerri MacDonald - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with The New York Times Social Media Photo Editor Kerri MacDonald about her career path and all things social. They talk about the importance of maintaining an active social presence and how she built, maintains, and launches all the NY Times accounts. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast!

Sep 27 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #19: 116 - David Geffin - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert chats with his good friend, business partner, and stellar fashion photographer and DP David Geffin about what's going on in the industry, how to stay inspired, and what it takes to transition careers for those who want to take their photo and video work to a more professional, income-generating level!

Sep 13 2016

58mins

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Rank #20: 115 - Dorie Hagler - Photo Brigade Podcast

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On this episode Robert Caplin chats with photographer Dorie Hagler, a documentary storyteller. They talk about her career path and background as a newspaper photographer in New Mexico and her various projects including photographing in prisons and her ongoing portraiture project “me&Eve”. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

Sep 07 2016

45mins

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