About Me

Rick Friedman has been working on film & TV productions for over 20 years and been magazine photographer for 40 years and. Rick has worked on 20 films for the ZDF Network, Germany and worked on productions for The Discovery Chanel, Showtime, CBS, BET, B&H TV and Creative Live.

Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, advertising assignments and film and television productions. His published work has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, BBC, ABC, Australia, TVNZ, UAE TV and in Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, The New York Times, Nature, USA Today, 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 18 years across the US, UK, Canada and in the UAE. Workshop sponsors include: Canon, Tamron Lens, Savage Universal, Rosco, Sunbounce, Chimera, Sekonic , Xposure, UAE, ASMP, SWPP, Dynalite, PocketWizard, and ThinkTank Photo. Rick is a Tamron Ambassador, Savage Universal Ambassador, Dynalite VIP, Nissin Flash USA Ambassador. The "Rosco Location Lighting Kit by Rick Friedman" is a gel set designed by Rick for Rosco and is available at photo retailers. Rick has worked closely with Rosco on several projects.

I have been in the industry since 1988.


Still Photographer – The Circus

January, 2020 — February, 2020
Television – Showtime

Still Photographer – Katie Fforde TV Series 20, 2 hour episodes

June, 2014 — August, 2019
Television – ZDF Network


I've been working with Rick for many years now and he is a consummate professional photographer that always gets the job done on time, under budget, with no drama. His efforts and the quality of his photos always exceed my ... and more importantly, my client's ... expectations. I very highly recommend.

Paul Van Wormer
Line Producer / Production Manager, Van Wormer International, LLC

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