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Getting inspired and staying motivated isn't so hard when you're taking a class at BKC, but what about the other weeks of the year?  Well, we're serious about our commitment to keeping you on top of your game.  Enter BKC Memberships.

What does being a Member mean?  First and foremost, it's about building a community.  Of course you'll get awesome Member Benefits like free access to Friday Events, Second Sunday Crits, priority booking to REALTALK discussions, Virtual Hangouts, Field Guide Urban Exploration, discounts and tons more.   But even more importantly, we believe in creating a vibrant creative hub for all our members.

You guys make BKC what it is.  We're so lucky to have such energized students and we hope our Members program will foster collective growth and keep the flame burning throughout the year.  

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Membership Plans

Basic 

FREE

A smart way to stay connected and inspired throughout the year

✓  Advance invites to REALTALK discussion series and Analog Retreats

✓  Monthly Challenge Photo Assignment and online feedback forum via our Members-only Slack Group

✓  Invitation to bi-annual Member Shows and monthly Get Togethers

Join Basic for free

 

Emerging

$29/month

Billed annually.  Or $39/month billed monthly.

Includes everything in the Basic Plan plus the following

  15% off classes

✓  15% off studio bookings

✓  FREE access to Second Sunday Crits  ($20 value)

✓  FREE access and Guest Pass +1 to all Friday Events

✓  FREE access to monthly Virtual Hangouts

✓  20% off services at Gowanus Darkroom

 

Join Emerging for $29/month

Or join monthly for $39/month 

 

Professional

$79/month

Billed annually.  Or $89/month billed monthly.

Includes everything in the Basic & Emerging Plans plus the following:

  30% off classes

✓  30% off Studio Bookings

✓  30% off Studio Equipment Rental

✓  30% off Archival Digital Printing

✓  FREE refresh of any previously attended class session*

✓  FREE access to Field Guide Urban Exploration Meetups ($75 value)

*Subject to availability

 

Join PRO for $79/month

Or join monthly for $89/month


Member Benefits

 Monthly Challenge    (ALL PLANS)   Stay motivated throughout the year with our challenging Monthly Challenge assignments.  Members will have access to an exclusive online forum where we'll post new assignments each month.  Accept the challenge and upload your submissions to the online media pool, where you'll have an opportunity to hear comments from other members and BKC staff. 

Monthly Challenge 

(ALL PLANS)  Stay motivated throughout the year with our challenging Monthly Challenge assignments.  Members will have access to an exclusive online forum where we'll post new assignments each month.  Accept the challenge and upload your submissions to the online media pool, where you'll have an opportunity to hear comments from other members and BKC staff. 

 Studio Rental   (PRO PLANS)   Book our studio at BKC and have space to produce your next shoot!  Pro Members can book our space during non-class hours for 30% off your rental including Profoto strobe kits and portable speedlight units.   

Studio Rental

(PRO PLANS)  Book our studio at BKC and have space to produce your next shoot!  Pro Members can book our space during non-class hours for 30% off your rental including Profoto strobe kits and portable speedlight units.   

 Second Sunday Critiques   (EMERGING + PRO PLANS)   Honest feedback is actually pretty hard to come by, yet it is one of our most valuable resources as creatives.    We believe there's no substitute for an in-person group critique, so we're creating one here at BKC.  With Second Sunday Critiques we'll meet, share work and give real feedback.   Come and bring your best.

Second Sunday Critiques

(EMERGING + PRO PLANS)  Honest feedback is actually pretty hard to come by, yet it is one of our most valuable resources as creatives.    We believe there's no substitute for an in-person group critique, so we're creating one here at BKC.  With Second Sunday Critiques we'll meet, share work and give real feedback.   Come and bring your best.

 Member Shows   (ALL PLANS)    As many of our students can attest, seeing work in physical space is remarkably different experience than seeing it on screen.  So t wice a year, in the Spring and Fall, we'll be putting together special exhibitions just for Members.  These are great opportunities for showcasing works-in-progress or finished work, and check out what other Members are up to.   

Member Shows

(ALL PLANS)  As many of our students can attest, seeing work in physical space is remarkably different experience than seeing it on screen.  So twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, we'll be putting together special exhibitions just for Members.  These are great opportunities for showcasing works-in-progress or finished work, and check out what other Members are up to.

 

 Field Guide Urban Exploration Meetups   (PRO PLANS)  Each month we'll get together somewhere in the City and shoot.  What's the point of having your nice camera if you aren't using it?   Join us for a 3-hour exploration into new neighborhoods and old classics.  We'll meet and take photographs in a preset location, meeting back up for an optional final review and celebratory drink at a unique neighborhood establishment.

Field Guide Urban Exploration Meetups

(PRO PLANS) Each month we'll get together somewhere in the City and shoot.  What's the point of having your nice camera if you aren't using it?   Join us for a 3-hour exploration into new neighborhoods and old classics.  We'll meet and take photographs in a preset location, meeting back up for an optional final review and celebratory drink at a unique neighborhood establishment.

 Member Get Togethers   (ALL PLANS)   To help build community here at BKC, we'll be hosting monthly Member Get Togethers to meet, chat and hang out.   We'll meet and check out the latest images from our Members.  Share your recent discoveries and keep up with the latest news on what's happening at BKC and with your fellow Members.  BYOB and guest playlists welcome!

Member Get Togethers

(ALL PLANS)  To help build community here at BKC, we'll be hosting monthly Member Get Togethers to meet, chat and hang out.   We'll meet and check out the latest images from our Members.  Share your recent discoveries and keep up with the latest news on what's happening at BKC and with your fellow Members.  BYOB and guest playlists welcome!

 Analog Retreats   (ALL PLANS)  Members will get priority booking and 10% off our now-legendary Analog Retreats.  Get out into the wilderness and go camping with other film camera lovers and nature buffs.  Hiking, swimming, campfire chilling, you name it.  Just no devices, no internet, and no worries.

Analog Retreats

(ALL PLANS) Members will get priority booking and 10% off our now-legendary Analog Retreats.  Get out into the wilderness and go camping with other film camera lovers and nature buffs.  Hiking, swimming, campfire chilling, you name it.  Just no devices, no internet, and no worries.

 Virtual Hangouts   (EMERGING + PRO PLANS)   Subway down?  Staying late on the job?  Let's talk about your recent work and assignments using the power of technology.  Livestream Discussion utilizes new videoconferencing technology to present and critique work with our staff, wherever you are!

Virtual Hangouts

(EMERGING + PRO PLANS)  Subway down?  Staying late on the job?  Let's talk about your recent work and assignments using the power of technology.  Livestream Discussion utilizes new videoconferencing technology to present and critique work with our staff, wherever you are!

 REALTALKS   (ALL PLANS)   REALTALKS are 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.  

REALTALKS

(ALL PLANS)  REALTALKS are 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.  

 5 Dollar Fridays   (EMERGING + PRO PLANS)   These 60-min mini-classes are great introductions to a diverse range of techniques and ideas.  We choose a single topic, like the Lowdown on Lenses, and expand on this subject in a casual format.   Emerging and Pro Members get free access and a +1 to any Friday event.

5 Dollar Fridays

(EMERGING + PRO PLANS)  These 60-min mini-classes are great introductions to a diverse range of techniques and ideas.  We choose a single topic, like the Lowdown on Lenses, and expand on this subject in a casual format.   Emerging and Pro Members get free access and a +1 to any Friday event.