RA Friedman


New York, NY

About RA F.

RA teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: 2000
Last sign in: Within a month


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.

Photos and Videos

Philadelphia, PA Medium format film.



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.



Sep 1991 - May 1994
Louisiana State University, Baton Roughe

MFA, Painting

Sep 1991 - May 1994
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


Master of FIne Arts

Apr 1994
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

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



Jun 2010
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Project
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