Meet the Team
Paul Brook BA(Hons), ARPS
CEO of First Point Photography
Paul Brook studied at the prestigious Arts Institute, Bournemouth, and Sinar in Switzerland. As well as a degree in photography Paul also has his professional qualifying examination (PQE) from The British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP). Paul opened the studio in 1995 and built the business up to be a successful high street studio, establishing his style as a contemporary portrait and wedding photographer as well as in advertising and editorial. In 2002 the studio expanded and started photography seminars. The seminars were aimed at the keen amateur looking to develop their hobby into a full/part time business. Over the past 6 years the demand for the seminars has expanded dramatically, resulting in the opening of the photography school to run alongside the successful commercial studio.
Stacey Jones, LRPS, ACA
Stacey is responsible for the day to day running of the company, as well as one of the main tutors and assessors for the photography and manipulation courses we run. Stacey also works as a main photographer both in the studio, on location and for weddings. Stacey started at First Point Photography in 2006. After serving her apprenticeship with day release at Poole College she has achieved her City and Guilds certificate in Photography, NVQ in Business and Administration, C&G Level 3 in understanding the principles and practices of assessment and her Licentiateship with the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS). Stacey also is an Adobe Professional who has achieved her ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) in Photoshop.