BHI-Yelp-reviewers-v2

“The money I spent with Jared + BHI was worth every penny… and is still paying off ~Thomas, SF

Brick House Images, owned by Jared Brick has been in business  over 15 years now…since 2000! Over that time Jared has positively impacted thousands of people with his work.  Currently, BHImages is featured online in the SF Bay area and here are some further reviews from our loyal fans!

YELP Reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/brick-house-images-berkeley-2

Brick House Images 17 more reviews on Yelp

Perfect, professional yet natural pictures. Couldn’t be happier – highly recommend!”  ~ Daniella G. San Francisco

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“I hired Jared to photograph a huge birthday party I threw for myself.  He did a great job capturing all the elements of the evening from the various vantage points of the venue.  His work is creative and I found he has an artistic eye way beyond the fun candid shots I wanted.  Everyone was at ease being photographed by him. He was completely unobtrusive and the pictures turned out fantastic.  I am thrilled with his work and definitely highly recommend his services.” ~ Sabrina M. Kentfield, CA

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“I needed head shots done for my business cards and found Jared on Yelp. He is so easy to work with, knew exactly what I wanted and had my images re-touched and emailed back to me within two business days! Jared’s work is incredible. I highly recommend Brick House Images. I plan on booking Jared for a “couples shoot” with my husband soon.  Thanks again Jared!” ~ Ashley C. Livermore, CA

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“I have never used a DSLR camera and recently purchased one over the holidays. I knew I wanted to take an intro class of some sort and found Jared’s company through a Zozi deal.  I just met Jared today and after sitting down with him for 2 hours can happily say it was awesome.  He is patient, easy to talk to and a book of knowledge. Most importantly though- he obviously loves what he does, which is inspiring.  I was so impressed with his one-on-one teaching skills especially since I was all over the board with questions and left our lesson feeling 10 times more educated and motivated. I would most definitely recommend him and can’t wait to schedule another one in the future.”  ~ D.F. San Francisco, CA

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“Jared Brick was an excellent teacher of photographic techniques and using my Nikon D300. Jared also introduced me to Adobe Lightroom and with great patience and skill showed me the best ways to edit my pictures. I have taken several photography courses in the past, but the personal guidance and attention which Jared gave me was the best I have ever received, and I recommend Jared both as photographer and teacher most highly.” ~ Bill F. Berkeley, CA

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“Jared is a jolly good fellow and a good teacher. I’ve had 3 private lessons with him, and he knows his stuff. His rates are reasonable, and he is honest and helpful in his critiques of what you are  trying to accomplish with your photos.  If you’re not getting any comments on the shots you’re posting online, he can zero in on possible problems with your work, and give you advice on how to improve it.~ Gerald G. San Francisco, CA

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” I went from not knowing which end of my shiny new Nikon D5100 to hold, to becoming a photography ninja, all because of Jared’s awesome lessons. Ok, I’m not quite at the level of a ninja yet, but that’s mostly because of my own lack of practice. But I definitely do know way more than when I started, and my interest in photography is definitely soaring after these lessons. I signed up for 2 two hour lessons with Jared: First to cover the basics of my camera (during which time Jared patiently showed me which end of the camera to shoot from, among many, many other settings that I had no idea existed, because I used to shoot only with my iPhone); and the second to get a lot more hands on experience with all the different modes, and scenarios that Jared gave me, over at the UC Berkeley campus. I had a great time with these lessons. Jared was very flexible with scheduling them, we started punctually, and in a very friendly, non-intimidating manner, he taught me a LOT about digital photography. Lots of information to take in during these sessions, and his cheat sheet at the end of the lessons, definitely helped a long way with the follow up practice.  Jared’s lessons are great no matter whether you have prior experience with photography or not – he will get you to the next level.  Thanks a lot Jared – truly enjoyed the lessons. Hopefully we can go on a shoot sometime soon. Cheers. Arun.” ~ Arun N. Emeryville, CA 

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“Jared is an extremely competent teacher.  He introduced me to my new camera and how to use it.  Aside from learning the various menu options, about light and shadow, he took me on a walk to take real photographs under differing conditions. Much better than classroom courses – I actually learned a lot and am retaining it. Above all, Jared made the whole experience FUN!” ~ Rein L. Emeryville, CA

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“Jared was delightful to work with while here recently on Maui. He captured the most amazing images of our family as we navigate through some difficult personal times.  Jared is so professional, compassionate and extremely professional.  I am simply blown away with the end results.  Thank you Jared for making the day so incredibly easy.” ~ Kaye W. Makawao, HI**

**On a personal note- Kaye tragically passed away just weeks after this family photo shoot, and the images were the last family photos they had, and shown at the funeral ceremony. It was an honor and a privilege to photograph them not knowing this sad future”. ~ Jared

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“There are, in my opinion, two reasons to hire a photography guide – tutor.  The first is obvious – to get better at photography, but the second is almost as important (and frequently overlooked): to find out where to go to have your creative moxie amplified.  Is there beauty everywhere, and is it possible to capture it? Absolutely, and Jared can certainly help with that process, but the real value that he presents in my opinion is that he loves the area and the pursuit of great photography so much that he knows where the good shots are – regardless of the conditions – and can communicate how to capture the wonder of what you see.  I couldn’t recommend him more highly.” ~ David P. Parker, CO

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“I bought my first digital SLR camera and found myself overwhelmed with the camera.  I came from a fantastic point and shoot.  I must admit I did not understand or know many of the functions on that camera, but by luck had taken amazing pictures.  So now I had made the decision to get a camera with lenses that I needed to learn how to use.  I hired Jared for a two hour tutoring session for myself.   It was a great investment of both the money and the time.  Jared had an agenda for the session and I told him I needed the camera for dummies session, so he quickly adjusted the class for me.  He took me through everything on my camera and explained it in a way I understood and did not feel intimidated.  Jared was very knowledgeable, very skilled in teaching, utterly patient with my many basic questions, and just generally pleasure to learn from.   I can recommend Jared’s services without reservation.  In fact I plan on hiring him for more session to help me apply my learning and knowledge in taking pictures.” ~ Barbara B. Mountain View, CA

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“Jared was extremely helpful in showing me all the functions of the  camera and how to capture a good shot.  He was very patient and made me feel very comfortable.  I would totallly recommend him to anyone interested or even considering photography as a hobby! [:”  ~ Jennifer N. San Jose, CA

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“Had a fun session from Jared, thanks!” ~ RM. M. Cupertino

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“I have a breathtaking photo-on-canvas by Brick House Images hanging in my bedroom.  Colors are incredibly vibrant and subject is interesting in that you can’t tell what it is at first, and even cooler once you know (it’s part of a tree trunk).  I get endless compliments on it.  And it arrived within a few days of ordering.” ~ Dana G. Berkeley, CA

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“I bought my first digital camera and found it difficult to grasp the many functions and their relationships to each other, also needed some basic photography tutoring as I had done nothing but snapshots for many years.  After a couple of months of periodically picking up the manual, putting it aside, playing with the camera, and then shelving it again in frustration, I hired Jared for a two hour tutoring session for myself and my partner.   It was a great investment of both the money and the time – I just wish I had done this at the outset.  Jared was very knowledgeable, very skilled in teaching, utterly patient with our many basic questions, and just generally pleasure to learn from.  We are now using the camera daily  and enjoying the results immensely.  I can recommend Jared’s services without reservation (my partner feels the same).” ~ Ana R. Berkeley, CA

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“I am the Director of the Tutorpedia Foundation, an education nonprofit in the Bay Area.  We had Jared shoot our annual fundraising event, and he did a fantastic job!  He’s not afraid to really get into the crowd and work for the shot, and captured some amazing moments.  His turnaround was under a week, which was most helpful to us because now we’re able to use some of his shots in our upcoming newsletter.  Jared even set up a gallery so people could view the photos from the event.  We really couldn’t ask for more from an event photographer.  It really was a pleasure working with Jared for our event.  If you’re someone who needs photography for an upcoming event, I would not hesitate to get in touch with Jared.  Highly recommended.”  ~ David T. San Francisco

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I hired Jared to give my sister-in-law a two hour lesson while she was visiting me.  She loved it.  She learned features on her camera she didn’t even know existed.  Jared was very friendly and made her feel comfortable.  She is shy and felt at ease with Jared.  He was great at communicating with me before and after the lesson and was on time when he met us for the lesson.  I will definitely sign up for a lesson for myself now! ~ Stacy P. San Francisco, CA

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“We received a beautiful wedding album of our most special day prepared by Jared Brick. We love it! I carry it around to all of my lunch dates with friends and when we see our family. It was so a wonderful touch to have something tangible so quickly after our big day. The sepia and half color/black and white were added touches that were unique and special. Definitely worth it for a wedding!!!” ~ Joanna B. Mahwah, NJ

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“I had no clue how to use my Nikon D-80 and lenses.  Jared took me through all the basics with great patience.  Now, I’m not scared of my camera anymore!  Jared tailored the information to my needs (shooting kids, low light, etc.).  A good combination of explanation and hands-on practice.  Jared also taught be the basics of Lightroom.  He is an excellent instructor, whatever your level or needs.” ~ Jonah L. Oakland, CA

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“Armed with a new Nikon SLR and being a complete beginner to the world of photography, I was interested in taking Jared’s photo tutoring class.  It was a wonderful and informative two hour, one-on-one, hands-on lesson.  Jared’s teaching style was to concisely and systematically take you through your device of choice.  Further, Jared took into consideration my experience level (none) and goals (landscape photography) to tailor the session to learning how to shoot and setting up the more sophisicated setting to maximize my photography.  I look forward to using my camera and a great amount of thanks has to be given to Jared. Side note: if attending the two-hour introduction class, bring a small notepad to the session to take notes since alot of information is covered and it helps as a reference to use later when you are actually taking the photographs.” ~ Matthew O. San Francisco, CA

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“I did Jared’s 3-series private lesson on the DSLR basics and it was super helpful. I now feel much more confident in how to use the manual setting on my camera. Jared is thorough, organized, flexible, and very patient.”  ~ Jenn M. San Francisco 

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“Jared was instrumental in helping me with my company’s crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter! We would have been lost without him. Not only did he have excellent suggestions that strengthened our campaign, but he was so kind and easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Thank you, Jared!”  ~ Meghan F. CEO, Conscious Company Magazine, Boulder, CO

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“We gave my husband some private photography lessons from Jared as a Christmas gift, and he was a truly fantastic teacher.  He met my husband at various locations, taught him about his SLR Digital camera, and taking quality pictures in general, helped him practice taking photos indoors and outdoors, and even let our daughter and I meet them in the park to get some nice pictures of us as part of his final lesson.  Prior to these lessons, my husband wasn’t able to take advantage of many of the features of his camera and was was pretty unsure about what he was doing.  Thanks to Jared, he learned so much about taking quality pictures. Jared was very generous with his time, and was extremely patient and answered every question carefully.  He is a very knowledgeable photographer and we would highly recommend him for anyone looking for high quality lessons!” ~ Mariah L. Oakland, CA

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My girlfriend bought me a 2 hour lesson with Jared so that I could get more out of my SLR than I was just by reading the manual and trying to recall my high school photography class.  I had the aperture side of things down more or less, but Jared really taught me useful things with regard to motion and light.  Clearly those are pretty important, but I’d been sorely missing that set of instruction.  In the 2hr span, I learned a lot about what I could do to capture interesting shots in varied lighting conditions, with lots of movement, and just how to get more out of the camera settings in general.  A 2hrs well spent!” ~ Danny B. San Francisco, CA

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“My wife and I bought our first DSLR and quickly felt overwhelmed. Determined to get out of “auto” mode, we scheduled a 2 hour crash course lesson from Jared. We were both blown away by the quality of instruction and the confidence we now have to experiment and play with all the tools at our disposal. Jared had an amazing ability to break down the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO in a way that was easy to understand and execute. He showed us where all of the important settings were and how and why to change them. We are no longer intimidated by our camera and can’t wait until our next lesson with Jared. He is incredibly approachable and down to earth and really just a great guy. I highly recommend him!” ~ Brian C. Berkeley, CA

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“I purchased a 2 hour camera lesson from Jared at Brick House Images for my wife, and quite simply, it was a fantastic lesson and overall experience.  First off, he let me take the lesson I bought for my wife for free.  He showed up on time, was organized and very professional. He was patient, clear, and knowledgeable on all subjects photography.  I highly recommend Jared and Brick House Images for anyone looking for a professional photographer, family or event photos, or a private photography lesson.” ~ Oren J. Castro Valley, CA

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Jared is unbelievably AWESOME! He is a great teacher. Very accessible, easy to interact with, doesn’t make you feel bad for not knowing anything, and shows you what he is teaching you. I went home and immediately put to use his training and took some of the best pictures I’ve ever taken. I don’t think I could be a bigger fan. He’s really that good. ~ Marj P. Berkeley, CA

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“Jared is a great teacher. He’s methodical, easy going, and able to relate the technical aspects of photography to real life scenarios. I feel inspired to tackle my DSLR camera. I had lots of ‘ah ha’ moments and learned things I had no idea my camera could do. Watch out world I am going to shoot you.”  ~ Nicole S. San Francisco, CA

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“Jared is great!  In just one lesson my 13 year old daughter and I were able to learn an incredible amount.  He customizes the curriculum to your needs and experience level.  In addition to being a really nice guy, he is also extremely knowledgeable and able to really simplify things.  Our Canon D60 went from scary and overwhelming to simple and fun in just a couple of hours.  We’ve taken some great shots since our lesson and hope to take thousands more.  Can’t recommend him enough.  Thanks Jared!” ~ David C. Oakland, CA

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“I had my photo taken at EcoTuesday, a sustainable business networking event, (which Nikki P. mentioned in another review) and it is honestly one of the best photos ever taken of me. Then I spoke with other folks at the following month’s event, and they all shared they had a similar experience of his work and feeling great about their own shots!  Thanks Jared for making us look so goooood. ~ Aaron P. Oakland, CA

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“Jared assembled a “headshot booth” at the professional networking event that I produce (ecotuesday.com) so that everyone there could have nice looking, professional headshots taken.  People loved it!  He was patient and made everyone feel comfortable. He had a great system where we got our photos online a few days later. They can be used for social networking sites, company websites, anywhere where a high-quality photo is needed. And of course, the price was reasonable! (His portfolio rocks, too! Grab a cup of tea, sit back, and look at some nice photos!)  Thanks for working with EcoTuesday, Jared!” ~ Nikki P. Oakland, CA

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS THAT WON’T BREAK YOUR SPIRIT – I bought this expensive camera and I can’t make it work worth sh*t. Sure it is OK  in Monkey Mode–auto–but is this all there is? That was me. Now my buyers remorse is gone thanks to Jared Brick. I bought a NIKON SLR he showed me how to use it. Let’s face it, cameras are easy to use now but what you need to know to get good shots in various conditions have not changed.  Jared will meet you anywhere and with the patience of a saint tell you how to use your toy. His ability to communicate concepts, and you need to know them, is very good.  Does ISO, f stop, and aperture totally confuse you. It should. But, Jared makes it simple… “Photography is all about light”  “The Aperture mode is the artistry mode” The ISO is like a dimmer”  Golden. Unlike other teachers he LIKES teaching and never is condescending. With tons of Flickr’rs running around with expensive toys like me this guy is the missing piece. Pretty down to earth, willing to drop an f-bomb if necessary. Extra credit there…” ~ Bubble B. San Francisco, CA

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“Jared is a great teacher. My 13-year-old son and I were in San Francisco on a week-long “homeschool-like” field trip and called Jared for a private photography tutoring lesson. My son got a Nikon D60 for Christmas and really knows how to use it now thanks to Jared!! He is fun and a real expert.”   Amy O. San Luis Obispo, CA 

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“Jared Brick is one hell of a photographer. He is a man of vision. We have worked together on many occasions – weddings, Model and talent shoots, and for an an adventure sports magazine in Santa Cruz. If you are looking for a photography tutor, check him out. You will enjoy his understanding of the craft of photography,  relaxed way and his good natured personality. If you are looking for a photographer, look at his images. You will be amazed.” ~ Robert B. PRO Photographer – Robert Barbutti Photography in Foster City, CA 

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