We are coming up on our 5 year anniversary this fall and to pre-celebrate we are throwing a huge Summer Bash on Thursday July 14th here at BKC!  We want you to participate and share your talents for an evening of fun!!  We'll be playing several slideshows of student work during the course of the night, so if you would like your work featured please follow this link here to upload up to 5 photos for submission.  These could be anything you've shot during class or since.

We're also putting together a short programming for the evening so, if you're a musician or a performer, send a link to your Soundcloud or other Youtube/Vimeo pages to and let us know you're interested!  

Big Summer Sale!

You guys it's FINALLY summer!!  Memorial Day is this weekend, which means it's time for fun!  We can already smell the BBQs, beach adventures and bike rides through fire-hydrant sprinklers.  To celebrate our excitement we are kicking summer off with a big SALE.  Get over $100 off our popular Digital Photo I and Digital Photo II 9-week classes, hone your eye and learn important photo skills you can use to capture that summer feeling.  Let's have the time of our lives this summer and learn how to take better photos too.   


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Offer good for any class, Private Lesson or Gift Certificates (hard copy only) on orders placed between 5/25/16 and 5/30/16 at midnight.  Enter code at checkout where it says "Apply Coupon".  Questions?  Contact us!

New 5 Dollar Friday Dates!   

Jun 17 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
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Jun 24 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
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Jul 1 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
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Jul 8 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
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In Memory of a Student and Friend: Rita Foley

I had the unique pleasure of meeting Rita Foley back in 2012, when we were still a fledgling photo school finding our wings in Brooklyn.  Rita was a busy woman, always keeping herself involved in her many projects, from conference calls to writing books to a healthy social life filled with friends and family.  I was blessed to be able to spend time with her doing something she truly loved: creating beautiful images.  

Rita picked up photography after "officially" retiring from being a corporate badass, but her passion for life and work funneled neatly into her enthusiasm for learning the craft.  She threw herself into it, and pushed herself constantly to create new and better work.  In 2013, for her 60th birthday, Rita decided to launch a solo exhibition instead of a traditional birthday party, and came to BKC to help put the show together.  You can see how cool it turned out in the video above.

When doctors ordered her to stay in bed, she went on a bucket-list photo journey through New Zealand.  She was juggling a schedule of chemo, blood transfusions and weeklong-intensive shooting sessions in the wilderness -- The woman was COMMITTED.   More than anything she believed in staying inspired and living for the moment.  A warrior and a poet.

I'm a true fan of hers, as she gave of herself so totally to the things she loved.  Even when she had lost mobility, we were doing Lightroom sessions from bed to complete her final book Show Up For Life Each Day about her journey co-existing with cancer.  This strength of will continues to amaze me.  She was a role model of a woman, a mother who lived as she preached and who was both a powerhouse and an absolute joy to be around.  I'll be forever thankful to have had the opportunity to see her through some amazing moments. 

Thank you Rita for being a total inspiration and one of the coolest ladies around.

Rest in loving peace,

Founder/Director, BKC


Rita's three published books are all available on Amazon:

Show Up For Life Each Day by Rita Foley
The Retirement Boom: An All Inclusive Guide to Money, Life, and Health in Your Next Chapter by Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, Jaye Smith
Reboot Your Life: Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break by Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, Jaye Smith


Photographs by RITA FOLEY

Bring Your Mom For Mother's Day

Buy One Get One Free

Hey so it's Mother's Day coming up and we know how much your mom means to you.  We feel the same and so we're going to offer a special deal to celebrate Moms everywhere.  

Book a class and we'll send you a gift code for a second seat in the class (or another class of equivalent value) FREE.

Bring Mama with you, or just give it to her as a gift (but seriously tho you should be taking that class together).   Like for example Crash Course: iPhoneography 101 or Crash Course: Darkroom Basics -- both happening on Mother's Day.

Offer good from now until Thursday May 5th.  

We just released NEW DATES for Spring/Summer so get it while it's BOGO.


4/28 - Crash Course Color Darkroom

4/30 - Digital Photo II: Intermediate

4/30- Field Guide IV: The Studio

5/1 - Crash Course DSLR

5/5 - Crash Course Developing Film 

5/7 - Analog Film Lab

Photo Bomb: From Image To Object

Did you hear about our new partnership with UrbanGlass? We have a really special class coming up that combines both worlds of photo printing and glass production to make photographic decals fused to glass. Learn how to get the most out of digital glass printing technology and expand your glass making potential in our 7 session intensive PHOTO BOMB: FROM IMAGE TO OBJECT starting April 10th from 6 - 9 pm.  Read more on our website here!