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 Above: Rick winds up a survey tape after collecting data for Reef Check Foundation. Left: Coffee break in Malaysia.

Above: Rick winds up a survey tape after collecting data for Reef Check Foundation. Left: Coffee break in Malaysia.

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Frederick "Rick" Allen is a freelance photographer based near Los Angeles, CA. He specializes in adventure photography with an emphasis on composition and storytelling. His mission is to create bespoke photographs that can be displayed in homes or offices for the enjoyment of his clients for generations to come. 

Previously Rick worked in the Hollywood studio system as a senior camera technician with a top-tier equipment rental house. He had the pleasure of working behind the scenes on projects like: Criminal Minds, Shameless, Chicago Fire, Black Panther, Deadpool, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. While his current focus is on creating still images, he has extensive experience with ARRI, RED, and Sony cinema camera systems.

Rick is also a certified SDI/PADI Divemaster. When he’s not photographing, he’s often volunteering as a scuba diver with The California Science Center and Reef Check California or out rock climbing in the mountains somewhere.

To answer a few FAQs:

  • Film over digital, but I frequently shoot both

  • Nikonos-V and Fuji X Series

  • For photojournalism and writing assignments, please send an email to: thesaltycamera@gmail.com

  • Client images are downloadable via private link with printing optional

  • Portrait sessions start at $200 for digital files only

  • Event and behind-the-scenes coverage starts at $350/day plus any expenses

  • Business and product photography packages for web and print applications start at $750+

  • Online payment now available

  • Based near LAX and willing travel

  • Originally from Michigan (points near base of right palm, below the ring finger)

  • PADI/SDI certified Divemaster and active dive volunteer with the California Science Center and Reef Check California

 

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