Photographer & Instructor (FBI Ret.)
Michael J. Brooks, the owner of Aperture Photo Training, began his journey as a "Still Photographic Specialist" in February of 1985, and upon enlisting in the United States Air Force.
After being honorably discharged from the Air Force in December 1989, Michael accepted a position as "Photographer" with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Photographic Processing Unit of the FBI Laboratory Division.
After a little more than one year, Michael was promoted into a position as a "Scientific & Technical Photographer" in the Special Photographic Unit of the Laboratory Division at FBI Headquarters.
Michael finished his career with the FBI spending the last 10 years as the "Sr. Instructor of Scientific & Technical Photography" at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.
Photographic Assignment Experience
Michael was tasked with documenting the mission of the USAF, and the Department of Defense. Photographic assignments covered have included:
Michael was charged with creating high-resolution, high quality images of criminal investigations, crime scenes and forensic evidence. He was also tasked with photographing historical collection objects.
Utilized a wide range of technologies, including the most modern film and digital imaging technologies, as well as computers and various scientific technologies for specific applications.