Rick Friedman

Rick Friedman

Rick Friedman has been a photojournalist for over three 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, Newsweek, The New York Times, Nature, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Discover and many other publications. He has produced over 75 book and magazine covers.

Rick has been teaching his “Location Lighting Workshops™” for the past 8 years across the US and UK.  Rick  has taught thousands of people his style of practical lighting. The “Location Lighting Workshops™ Tour” has many events over the next few months including the Telluride Photo Festival and the Societies Convention in London. Please look on the “Workshops” page for dates and locations. Workshop sponsors have included  Canon, ASMP, SWPP, Columbia College, Hunts Photo, Unique Photo, MidWest Photo, Dynalite, PocketWizard, Chimera, Sekonic, Hoodman, ExpoImaging, Sunbounce, Rosco, PNY, LensBaby and ThinkTank.  Rick presented his “Location Lighting Workshops™” on “Creative Live”  Rick is a Chimera Lighting
Visionary and a Dynalite VIP.

Rick has photographed every presidential candidate from  President Jimmy Carter to President Barack Obama. “Rick Friedman on the Campaign Stump” is a Photo District News article discussing Rick’s coverage of presidential campaigns. The books Hillary Clinton, Infra Structures, and The Gourmet Prescription are a few of his projects. Rick is the past President of the Boston Press Photographers Association. He 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 and the Newseum in Washington, DC and 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 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”.

Rick writes the weekly blog Tuesday’s Tips  and you can follow his work on FB Location Lighting Workshops


More of Ricks tips and tricks can be found on his blog:  http://www.rickfriedman.com/blog/



REQUIREMENTS for all workshops:  Have fun, laugh, learn and exchange ideas!



 Level 2:   How to Light Your Subject:

 Come join me for a presentation about lighting people and lighting techniques, in the studio and on location.  Most of the time I take my studio with me!

I’ll explain different lighting techniques using speedlights, studio strobes, soft boxes, grids, strip lights and beauty dishes. I’ll talk about hard light vs. soft light, radios and light meters and other fun photo toys.

I’ll have the equipment on hand so you can see what I actually use in my photographs.



 Level 2: Portrait and Fashion Lighting.   Hands on Workshop! 

 Bring you camera and flash!

Learn how to create great light with flash on camera,  yes, flash on camera!

How to control your speedlight.  (easier than controlling a cat)

Working with a single speed light off camera using small light modifiers, such as Rogue Flash Benders and Grids.

Adding hairline lights using grids and strip lights.

How to fire your speedlights using PocketWizards and other triggering techniques.


Level 3:  Portrait and Fashion Lighting    Hands on Workshop! 

 Bring you camera and flash!

Using multiple speedlights

Mixing speedlights and studio strobes

Techniques to fire and control output your remote strobes

Working with soft boxes , beauty dishes, strip lights and grids on both speedlights

and studio strobes.

Adding  color to your photographs using  gels and Cinefoil  from

Projecting backgrounds (or how to make a plain, boring background interesting and colorful!)



 Silo City:  This is an amazing place for a fashion shoot!

Bring your equipment!


Studio session:

Photographing models in the studio



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