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Sat, Feb 03, 11:00am - 2:00pm

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DUMBO, Brooklyn
33 Washington St
Btwn Plymouth & Water Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 13 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this beginner photography class:

Crash Course: Camera Basics is an efficient, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to explore the fundamentals of your camera. We'll get you up and running quickly, showing you what's up with all the buttons and dials, the different modes available, and how to read your light meter. You'll learn about basic exposure control, and just become more familiar with your camera in general.

Who should take this class?
Anyone who would like to quickly improve your familiarity and understanding of your digital camera's basic functions and features.

No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.


Q: What is the minimum age requirement for kids to attend? 
A: All ages are welcome.

Q: Are materials provided and included in the price of the class? 
A: No, just your camera, including DSLR, mirrorless, micro 4/3 systems. If your camera has the option for manual control of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, it should be suitable for this class. Film-based SLR or rangefinder cameras are OK, but you may wish to rent one of our DSLRs to use alongside your film camera for the in-class feedback.

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Transferring to Another Session

Because space is limited and classes often fill up, students cancelling class last minute may prevent other students from signing up for that session. For this reason, we require that students who need to reschedule their registration within 72 hours prior to the class scheduled start time will be required to provide a 25% re-registration fee to transfer to another session.   

We are here to guide you through class selection to make sure you benefit from our courses, so feel free to contact us for any questions regarding class selection, registration issues, or if you need to transfer to a different session.


While we encourage you to make every effort to attend your registered class, we understand if your situation changes unexpectedly. Unfortunately, the same situation applies with our limited capacity. Therefore, students who need to cancel their registration for whatever reason within 72 hours prior to class scheduled start time will be also be assessed a 25% cancellation fee from any refund requested.

No-Call No-Shows

We really appreciate when people let us know they can't make a class, even if it's last minute. In some cases there may be a student on the waiting list that we can offer that seat to. No-shows are rather unhelpful for this cause, and so we charge a 50% fee* to transfer or refund a registration in the situation of a no-call no-show.   

Also, please note: 
  • Gift certificates are non-refundable 
  • Credits, promotional discounts, or any special arrangements will be one time per individual.

    Course Cancellation by BKC.
  • If less than 4 people are enrolled in a course we will cancel that class and offer students a full refund of the amount paid or a credit towards a new course within a month of the canceled course start date. 
  • BKC reserves the right to change instructors if needed without prior notice. 
  • If a class is cancelled because of weather conditions or illness of an instructor, BKC will schedule a make up session.


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Question from Mitchell H.
I do not yet have a DSLR camera. I am interested in taking a basics to understand what features in a camera I might want/need? Must I already have a camera for this class?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse Staff
Hey Mitchell, you can rent a camera for $15.
Question from Rawan A.
Hey, how should I contact when I get to the location?
Answer from Angelica B. CourseHorse Staff
Hi Rawan, the school will email you with their contact details upon confirmation of your enrollment.
Question from Serena C.
Does this class teach how to use the manual functions on your dslr?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse Staff
Yes, the class will cover manual functions of your DSLR. The class will allow you to explore the fundamentals of your camera including the use of the buttons and dials, the different modes available, and reading your light meter. You'll learn about basic exposure control, and just become more familiar with your camera in general.
Question from Goldy 1.
What age group is this class geared for? Kids or adults?
Answer from Chermalyn P. CourseHorse Staff
Hi, Goldy! The class is geared for all ages, 13 and up. The school requires that students under 18 be booked by their parents or with their parents' permission. Most of their students are over the age of 18, from early 20s all the way up to retirement age, but they certainly welcomed younger students in the class. Young students have been successful at learning since it all depends on the student's comfort level.
Answer from Jeff J. Verified Student
Curious-minded kids would be fine in this class.
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Question from Goldy 1.
What age group is this class for? Kids or adults?
Answer from Arielle A. Verified Student
Adults, but mature kids could probably attend as well. There is a portion of the class where you go out in the street on your own to practice what you've learned so if sending a kid would be good to have an adult to supervise.
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Question from Obmarys R.
hello, Does this course include any certificates?
Answer from Chermalyn P. CourseHorse Staff
Hi Obmarys! They are a hobbyist school so this class does not include a certificate. The best they can provide is a pdf stating the student attended the course.
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Reviews of Classes at BKC Brooklyn Central

(275 Reviews)
Mitchell H.

Attended: Crash Course: Camera Basics
Great introductory course. We covered a lot without it being overwhelming. Instructor was knowledgeable, good teacher and answered all questions.

Anolee S.

Attended: Crash Course: Camera Basics
I really enjoyed the class! Learned all of the basics and feel like I walked away understanding how to take pictures with my camera. The instructor was ao nice and funny too. The time went by quickly!


Attended: Crash Course: Camera Basics
V good teacher, great intro on when to use what shutter speed & aperture

Jeff J.

Attended: Crash Course: Camera Basics
Charles is a fabulous teacher, calmly and coolly walking and talking us through some pretty complex, arcane stuff. He did an excellent job of telling us how our cameras work and then allowing us to experiment with the concepts we learned in the class to reinforce the concepts we learned. This is the photography class I've been looking for for years.


Attended: Crash Course: Camera Basics
Nice teacher, got a lot of knowledge and sence of humor. Loved the class.

School: BKC Brooklyn Central

BKC is a photo, video and creative education center located in the heart of Dumbo, Brooklyn.  Our basic philosophy is simple: cut the crap.  We’re founded upon the idea of learning by doing, whether it's hands-on classes in studio lighting, a workshop on shooting HD Video for Youtube,...

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