RA Friedman


New York, NY
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RA delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:

Areas of specialization: Learning to use your digital camera, Photoshop from basic to advanced, portfolio development.

I love working with new photographers to learn their cameras and effectively post-process their images. Whether you are a beginner or have more advanced knowledge, I can help you gain both skill and confidence to bring your photography to the next level.

I'm a professional photographer doing both commercial and fine art work in New York City. I recently completed a five city book project working with another photographer where I shot with a circa 1980 film camera. I do a lot of urban/street photography both digitally and on film and have a great deal of studio experience. My background is in the sciences and fine arts and I love to share my ten plus years of hands-on experience.

I am what is usually called a "power user" when it comes to Photoshop. I've tacked everything from removing writing written on human skin to removing/replacing backgrounds. I work with the program nearly every day along with Adobe Lightroom.

I've been doing photography since the era of film and I've worked with nearly every kind of camera. My background is heavily informed by the fine arts. I minored in drawing as an undergraduate, eventually going on for an MFA in painting.

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Continuing. Education Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present
Pratt Manhattan

Photography instructor, analog/digital technologies.

Nov 2015 - Present
Anne Nicolajsen

Free-lance studio assistant for high-end beauty shoots.

Jan 2006 - Present
RA Friedman, Photography

I am a self-employed fine art photographer specializing in studio work and the urban landscape. Since 2008 I have been doing vintage, analog photo booths for various late night venues and non-profit organizations.


MFA, Painting
Sep 1991 - May 1994
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Sep 1991 - May 1994
Louisiana State University, Baton Roughe


Limited Proficiency


Master of FIne Arts
Apr 1994
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

MFA with honors, painting. Thesis: Painting and photography.


Appointed teacher Pratt Instintute Continuing and Professional Ed.
Dec 2016
Pratt Institute/ Pratt Manhattan
Jun 2010
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Project

Photos & Videos

Philadelphia, PA
Medium format film.

34th Street Subway, Manhattan
Medium format film.

Park Slope, Brooklyn
Digital (Lumix GX7)

Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Digital (Lumix GX7)

DUMBO, Brooklyn
Digital (Canon 5D)

Coney Island
Digital (Canon 5D)


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Sarah Jan 27, 2017
Photography · Online

RA is so knowledgeable and I learned a lot already!

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