BEHIND THE LENS, IN FRONT OF THE CLASS
I have been teaching and working with kids since I was a kid myself. I worked in the school system for several years as an elementary art teacher and found my way to many private institutions as a freelance teacher.
In 2009, I started a photography business, a life long dream. Shortly after, I realized that I could teach photography to kids - an even bigger dream! I set out finding the best possible techniques and gear for this endeavour. I put my curriculum into action and began teaching photography and photojournalism to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, Westminster Art and Science Camp, The Main Street School of Art, Discovery Montessori, Pace Academy, Freedom Park Preschool and several art studios.
I have been a hired consult for many teachers and schools on creating photography lesson plans and published a children's book on photography, "Max and the Attitude Adjustment."
I am currently working on a second book called "Photography Playground",
all of the projects in the book can be done by any child with any type of camera. Updates soon!
Most recently I have switched my teaching format to online education to meet the needs of families and children during this unique time in history. Making the switch to online was fairly easy and has been a ton of fun! I have taught children literally all over the world for organizations like Girls Rock Camp and Salesforce. All of my classes can be done by any age group with any type of camera.
Stay tuned for first ever run of Camera Class photography project subscriptions boxes! I am super excited send these fun packages full of intersting photography props and projects out to the world to use for creative enjoyment.
IF YOU GIVE A KID A CAMERA THEY WILL SHOW YOU THEIR WORLD!
"Hi Brook, just wanted to let you know how much my daughter is enjoying the Photography Camp. She loves going out “into the field”, and the diversity of the projects so far. Thanks so much for developing a fun, laid-back, and creative program for someone her age without making it feel too “young” (that has been her complaint about summer day camps in the past). It’s a tough balance to strike for 11-14 year-old girls!
Sincerely, A Happy Mom"
"Absolutely cool! What a magical experience we only wish had lasted longer. Thanks so much!" - Another Happy Mom
"My daughter has enjoyed working with Brook so much. She is so much more than a great teacher; she is a great role model and friend"