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Rick & Rick Photo Workshops
Rick Friedman has been a photojournalist, portrait, travel and model photographer for over 4 decades. Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, advertising assignments and film and television productions.
Rick has been teaching his “Location Lighting Workshops” aka “Lighting and Laughing” for over 20 year. He has now joined forces with noted photographer Rick Ferro to form “Rick & Rick PhotoWorkshops”. A unique hands on approach to photo education.
Rick is known for his practical, creative lighting. He has taught workshops at PhotoPlus, WPPI, Imaging USA, SWPP(London), Xposure (UAE), PPoC (Canada), White House News Photographers Association, CanAm Photo Expo, numerous PPA events, and many other workshops.
His published work has appeared in Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Nature, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Discover, and on ABC, CBS, CNN NBC, Discovery Channel, Saturday Night Live and many other publications and productions around the globe. He has produced over 75 book and magazine covers and has worked on 20 film productions and has work in the permanent collections of Harvard University, Oxford University and the Newseum.
Rick has photographed 8 US Presidents and many other world leaders including the Pope, Nelson Mandella, the president of France and Putin. He has photographed hundred of other politicians, academics, authors, celebrities, musicians and models.
Rick has appeared on Creative Live, B&H TV, PhotoPlus, “Sharjah Today” (UAE, done in Arabic, that was interesting), Sky TV, Australia, “Luminar Coffee Break” with Vanelli, “Tog Chat” with Joe Edelman, Photo Focus, The Photographer Show, Photofocus, Tamron Recipes “The Spin It Social Hour” and numerous other podcasts and webcasts.
Rick is a Tamron Lens Ambassador and a Savage Universal Ambassador and sponsored by Profoto.
Rick has been creating wedding images for over 40 years. Rick moved from his home in Rhode Island to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where his interest in photography started. After graduating from The Art Institute. His career began when he was hired by UPI and photographed the Miami Dolphins for 13 years. In the 1980's he opened his first premier gallery and studio in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1989 Rick wanted a change and an opportunity to see the world, so he partnered with the crown monarch cruise line out of Palm Beach, Florida. For three years he traveled around the world while managing the photography and lab for crown monarch.
With his vast experience in photography and especially known for his romantic style of wedding photography, Walt Disney World hired Rick in 1993 to help create the wedding photography department for Disney photographic services. In 1996 rick opened his own studio in Orlando, Florida and starting building a reputation for teaching the "Art Of Romance".
In 2001 everything in Rick's life changed when he met his wife, Deborah Broach. They were married in 2002 and Rick moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he and Deborah, a children's photographer and artist, opened Signature Studio. Deborah known for her expertise in Photoshop, Corel Painter and Marketing joined Rick on the road teaching. They traveled the world teaching in Europe, Canada and the United States. In 2006 they were awarded the United Nations Photographic Leadership Award by the United Nations Photographic Council.
In 2010 Rick and Deborah closed their studio and took a new direction. Deborah, wanting to spend more time with her children and grandchildren and went to work as the Marketing Director for the Broach Schools of Jacksonville, a non profit school for children with special needs. Rick continued to photograph weddings both in Orlando and is a lead photographer with Disney Photographic Services. Rick continues to teach internationally. He is a published author of over 8 books and has done many educational DVD's.