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[ SOLD OUT ] REALTALK 01: What To Know Before You Go Pro

  • BKC 33 Washington Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Featured Guests:

LYNN GUARINO (Photo and video producer, Root Studios)
JENNIFER JUDKINS (Photographer, podcaster and studio manager)
JAMES CHANG (Content producer, MRY Agency)

Considering becoming a creative professional?  Whether in photography, design, or other disciplines and genres, the decision to forego other more "normal" jobs in order to forge a creative career is both exciting and daunting.  Before making the leap, come join us for a no-holds-barred discussion on freelance opportunities, building your brand in the 21st century, and what to think about if you're thinking about getting serious.  




Here at BKC we value building community though open and honest discussion.  Starting in 2017 we'll be programming REALTALKS, a series of thoughtful and free-flowing dialogue exploring the intersection between creativity and commerce.  Each event will feature special guests from across the creative industry and highlight a topic covering various areas of the creative process, from getting inspired to growing your vision to creating sustainable business practices.  

This premiere REALTALK is completely free to the public, and a taste of things to come with our new BKC Members Program beginning this month, which will provide many more topical discussions, community critiques, motivating assignments and much more to come.


LYNN GUARINO is a photo and video producer based in New York City, and is currently the Motion Producer at Root Studios.  

After graduating from the Hallmark Institute of Photography in 2007 Lynn moved to New York City to learn more about the commercial and fashion industry. She began working at Drive In Studios (now ROOT) at the front desk. While working at the studio and being exposed to a wide variety of not only top photographers, but top producers and creatives, Lynn felt increasingly interested in pursuing a career in creative production. Lynn was promoted to helped ROOT open their Williamsburg location and in 2010 left the company for a Producer position at Sandbox Studio - one of the top eCommerce studios in the country. 

Lynn excelled as an on set Producer, working with clients such as Coach, Calvin Klein, Target, and Tory Burch. She was promoted to Studio Manager and gained very valuable studio operations experience, managing three locations. In 2013 she left Sandbox Studio for a Producer position at Industrial Color where she first entered the world of motion / video production. After two years at Industrial Color Lynn returned to where she began at ROOT as the lead producer in their creative production / motion department.


JENNIFER JUDKINS is a photographer and podcaster based in Brooklyn, NY. Documentation has always been of importance to her. Having long been interested in stories and histories, she photographs life as it presents itself. 

Jennifer has spent the last 16 years working in the field of photography as a photographer, archivist, producer, and studio manager. Recently, she began a podcast for people to share their 9/11 stories. She was educated at Hallmark Institute of Photography and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design.



JAMES CHANG is a New York Native who had an early interest in cameras. He received his degree in photography at FIT, beginning his career began during college, with internships at photo studios, equipment rooms, and production companies. Now James primarily produces content at a small boutique advertising agency MRY.  He's a geek for film cameras and likes to make zines and take photos of his friends.

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Crash Course: Camera Basics