When we first started this series, comparing photographers to chefs seemed like a fun way to present the work of some of the most respected artists in the industry. With each new chef, the analogy gets more on point.
Rick Friedman joins us in the Tamron Kitchen this month, and he’s no stranger to so many of you. He’s an artist, photojournalist, and educator with an ongoing presence at many events nationwide. And as a leading “chef,” he is one of the most diverse in our industry, with a skill set that covers “cuisines” like photojournalism, portraiture, wildlife, and light painting, to name a few.
I had a hard time deciding which images to feature this month when I saw the full-page spread from The Boston Guardian, covering the Boston Marathon a couple of weeks ago. All the images were captured with only two Tamron lenses, the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 and the 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD.
“The Winner at the Finish Line”
Camera: Nikon Z2
Lens: 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Focal Length: 180mm
Exposure: 1/1000 @ f8 ISO 2500
Location: Boston Marathon
Runner: Evans Chebet
While the cuisine for this month is photojournalism, I wanted to share a few more of Rick’s images when his “cooking” style changes to portrait and light painting. Both photographs were captured with Tamron lenses.