Rick Friedman


October 17th, 2022

Rick will share with attendees his vast knowledge on shooting successful Portraits.

Rick Friedman has been a photojournalist for over four decades. Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, advertising assignments and film and television productions. His published work has appeared in Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, The New York Times, Nature, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Discover and many other publications.  His photographs have appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC,CBS, Fox, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Saturday Night Live and in numerous documentaries. He has produced over 75 book and magazine covers and worked on 20  movies.

Rick has been teaching his “Location Lighting Workshops™” for the past 16 years across the US, UK, Canada and in the UAE.  Rick  has taught thousands of people his style of practical lighting. For locations and dates of upcoming events, please look on the “Workshops” page for dates and locations. Workshop sponsors have included   Xposure, The Societies of Photographers, PPA, ASMP,  Tamron, Savage Universal, Dynalite, PocketWizard,  ExpoImaging, and Rosco.  Rick presented his “Location Lighting Workshops™” on “Creative Live”  appeared on B&H TV. and numerous photo podcasts.  

 Rick is a  Tamron Ambassador, Savage Universal Ambassador, Dynalite VIP,  Nissan Flash USA Ambassador. Rick is past president of the Boston Press Photographers Association.  Rick is a contributor to PhotoFocus.com

Rick has photographed every U.S. presidential candidate from  President Jimmy Carter to Joe Biden.   His political photographs have appeared on the cover of Newsweek, The Village Voice, The Guardian Magazine, on 5 book covers and have been featured in Time, PDN and Professional Imagemaker.   Rick  has won awards from the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Boston Press Photographers Association. He has work in the permanent collection of Harvard University,  University of Oxford and the Newseum . He has had one man shows at Boston City Hall and the Boston Public Library in addition to having his work displayed in numerous other shows.  Rick had 15 images in the juried show “Presidential Hopefuls in the 21st Century” sponsored by the Boston Press Photographers Association.  

Rick has photographed several thousand authors, professors, scientists for publications and for major universities. His archives contain one of the largest private collections of portraits of noted academics.

“One of the greatest things about being a freelance photojournalist is the great variety of assignments I get to cover and the places I get to go. I could be covering the President one day, spending the following day with a noted scientist or professor (or both) and the following day over seas on a travel story. I truly have the best job in the world”.

You can follow his work on FB Location Lighting Workshops and on Instagram at rickfriedmanpix