Richard Scott Friedman

Rick Friedman has been an internationally published photojournalist for over 4 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, on ABC News, CBS, CNN, ZDF, Discovery Channel, The New York Times, Nature, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Paris Match, Discover and many other publications. Rick has produced over 75 book and magazine covers and worked on 18 movies.

Rick started his photojournalism career working for United Press International. After several years with UPI, he was invited to join Black Star, one of the major photojournalism agencies in the world. Shorty after joining Black Star, his photograph of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, was on the cover of Newsweek.

Since then, his photographs have graced the cover of Newsweek seven times along with Discover Magazine, The New Times Magazine, The Economist and Nature to name a few. Rick was the first photographer to have a photograph of a person on the cover of Nature Magazine.

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In addition to his political work Rick is known for his location portraiture of renowned academics, scientists, business leaders and celebrities. Rick has mastered the art of creative lighting on location. As a portrait magazine photographer, the lighting has to be inspiring with very little set up time. Rick has gone on to share his style of location lighting.

Rick believes that photo education should be sharing information and techniques, be hands on and be fun! The subtitle of his workshops is “Lighting and Laughing!” When he started out as a young photographer, he had three mentors, who were always willing share their knowledge of photography. He never forgot that and believes in “paying it forward”.

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Rick Friedman has been teaching his hands on “Location Lighting Workshops” for over 15 years across the United States, UK, Canada and in the UAE. He is looking forward to returning to X-posure to share his lighting techniques with fellow photographers. He is a contributor to and has appeared on Creative Live and numerous podcasts.