BKC Brooklyn Central

DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York
(241 Reviews)

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, unleashing the potential of Lightroom or just how to use your DSLR, our smart and simple approach and awesome teachers will help you learn something new, build on your creativity, and expand your goals. 

The BKC team of experienced educators, artists, curators and creative professionals is totally dedicated to providing you with smart, no-nonsense instruction and creating an encouraging environment for everyday New Yorkers to learn a skill, confidently progress in their practice, or unearth a hidden talent.   We keep classes at a price you can afford, and offer plenty of nights and weekend sessions for working folks.  

Reviews of BKC Brooklyn Central

(241 Reviews)

Janet F.

Attended: Crash Course: Camera Basics

I finally understand cameras! This class gave me the basics to launch into taking pictures , better pictures, with my new digital camera!

Tina M.

Attended: Crash Course: Camera Basics

Sally did a great job breaking down complex ideas, and she made the process fun. While I know there's more to learn, I walked away feeling that I could get started...and that I wanted to do so!


Attended: Crash Course: Quick and Dirty Portraits

Didn't cover the last module. Had fun, but don't feel that I really learned that much. Lighting module was good.

Margaret F.

Attended: Crash Course: Camera Basics

Learned a great deal and the instructor was wonderful giving all great attention! Thanks

Wendi S.

Attended: 1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up

The teacher is cool and the people in the class are really nice!

carla m.

Attended: Crash Course: DSLR+

Liked the teacher and the class. Was decent.


Attended: Crash Course: DSLR+

It was just really well-taught - covering content which could address all of our needs (as we all had different backgrounds/reasons for being there), also lots of useful analogies and tips to ground theory in pragmatism. While there was a lot of info to take away in, especially after a long day at work, I do actually feel like I've been able to retain just about all of it, and more importantly, left the class feeling pumped to get out there and start practicing rather than being overwhelmed. Well worth it!


Attended: Crash Course: DSLR+

Thoughtful introduction to DLSR cameras (or mirrorless), with a step-by-step breakdown of basic functionality, including ISO, aperture, and shutter speed settings, along with a few other tips and tricks to lay the groundwork for great photos. The venue is in the basement of an industrial building in DUMBO and could use some proper A/C and ventilation. Otherwise a terrific class.

Cassie Doyle

Attended: Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)

Incredible class, incredible people, and an amazing price. Will be back many more times.

Kevin O.

Attended: Crash Course: DSLR+

This class is exactly as advertised. I've got a better understanding of my DSLR's functionality, which is what I was looking for.

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