I.A.I. APPROVED PHOTO TRAINING
The training courses offered by Aperture Photo Training (APT) at this time are designed, and intended for those that work in Public Safety.
Attendees taking APT courses can receive training credit towards I.A.I. Forensic Photography & Imaging and Crime Scene disciplines for Certification and Re-Certification.
Current APT courses are designed for personnel who use still photography in the course of their daily duties as; Crime Scene Investigators, Forensic Scientists, Fire Investigators, Detectives, Private Investigators or any anyone whose duties involve investigations of a criminal, accidental or terrorism nature, or any other type of investigation not listed.
All courses are presented in live webinars. During every live webinar, attendees will be able to ask questions, respond to real-time poll questions and see live demonstrations.
Attendees may be required to complete a photographic assignment with certain courses, and pass a final exam at the end of each course. Upon receiving a passing grade, each registered attendee will be presented with a certificate of completion.
These courses are open to students globally, however, all classes are in English only.
Click here for the current schedule of classes.
SET A STRONG FOUNDATION
Setting a strong foundation is the key to your success when using photographic equipment, and applying your photographic skills to investigations, or in a forensic laboratory.
Starting with the “Photography Basics” webinar, you will be instructed on how to confidently operate your camera in any situation. You will learn how to use light and exposure properly, and the steps for documenting any scene wile using the proper rules of composition.
At Aperture Photo Training, you will receive instruction that will help set a strong foundation in your knowledge base, and more importantly, it will set you on a path towards becoming a successful photographer.
IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS
Aperture Photo Training (APT) courses will not only cover photography basics, APT will offer advanced photographic topics, such as: advanced lighting techniques, evidence photography (latent fingerprints, footwear impressions, tool marks, GSR, biological evidence, infrared and ultraviolet photography) and topics requested by students or public safety agencies that may not be listed on the APT list of available courses.
Michael has always had a goal as an instructor to offer a means of learning photography that is easy to understand, but also challenging. He wants his courses to meet your needs, but he always wants to set you on a path to greater success as you learn to become a photographer, or if your are seeking to improve your current skill level.
“Michael is a rare breed. He not only has the skills and knowledge, but the ability to teach and share that knowledge with others.”
"As an instructor, [Michael] is always knowledgeable, well prepared, and able to interact with anyone on their level and to enable them to excel. I consider Michael to be one of the best in his field.”
“I regard Michael Brooks as the best instructor I’ve seen in 21 years of law enforcement. His attention to detail, master knowledge of any subject, as well as their application to the field of investigations are world-renowned.”
"Michael has the ability to communicate information in a precise and understandable manner, and to people of all levels of learning."
“I had the opportunity to attend several courses that Mike [Brooks] taught at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Mike is, without a doubt, the best instructor that I ever had during my 30 years as a criminal fire investigator.”
“This course exceeded all of my expectations. I really learned a tremendous amount.”
“You made it easy to understand and had loads of patience. I would recommend this course to [all] crime scene techs.”
“Mike made us feel comfortable and relayed everything to us in a friendly and easy way. I would enjoy taking any other individual courses he offers with photography. This was the best course I have taken, and I look forward to applying it.”
“You can look but you will not find another instructor who is more knowledgeable, personable, or just an overall joy to learn from.”
“Michael is very well respected in world of forensic scientists, crime scene investigators and in many different realms of photography.”
“I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mike to any colleague looking for quality education and training in any subject he chooses to teach.”
“I've been told or shown the same [photography] concepts you taught in class so many times and could never grasp them. In your class my understanding opened up considerably. I now feel confident that I can finally understand the concepts that will help me do my job better.”
“The phrase "know it all" should have been coined after Mike Brooks, because he really does “know it all”, but he is down to earth, and his classes are fun, too.”
“I'm so excited to practice what I learned and to continue to learn more. I'd love to take another one of your classes some time.”