Photographers’ Education & Resource Center (PERC Photography School) offers award winning digital photo, video and software training. We teach How and Why digital cameras work. As a result, you can learn the Art, Science and Business of Digital Photography™ from us.
PERC is the only photography school with a full time photo and video studio – two actually! Since we have studios on both US coasts, we practice what we preach. More importantly, no one else can make this claim.
Our hands-on studio work and editing is especially relevant because it provides us with invaluable experience. Furthermore it makes us knowledgeable about the latest gear, techniques and customer insights. Consequently, we can train you like no other photography school or camera store (local or online) can.
At ten separate programs, we provide the widest variety of Professional Photography Certification programs in the world. Since these are online as well as classroom based, we have students and graduates across the US and the world.
In addition, our trained professionals provide premium, instructor-led classroom, online and field workshop training covering more than 180 skill levels across almost 60 different topics.
Our Private Tutoring service for amateurs is our most popular offering. Students learn one-on-one with a knowledgeable instructor in a friendly, self-paced environment. Compared to classes, students are not slowed down by questions from others or held back by those who do not grasp the material quickly.
Similarly, the Mentoring program for professional photographers of all skill levels is also quite popular. Because of our experience, pros ask us to help them market, sell, negotiate, and manage their business. We also help with branding, market expansion, adding services, and increasing fees.
Finally, we also teach DSLR videography using external microphones, lighting, external audio recorders, sliders and handheld stabilizing systems.
As a result of our breadth of training subjects, PERC also rents:
- the Raleigh studio,
- Canon lenses,
- Canon DSLR cameras,
- Quantum flashes and battery packs,
- studio strobes,
- Lavalier wireless microphones,
- LED / video lights,
- video stabilizer system (up to 11#s),
- video slider (48″),
- Rode microphones,
- Zoom H4N audio professional recorder,
- wireless remotes for all lights,
- backdrops and backdrop stands,
- light modifiers (reflectors, diffusers, gels, snoots, etc.)
- umbrellas and soft boxes and more.
Furthermore, we teach students how to creatively use editing software such as:
- Photoshop CS ”X” / CC
- Adobe® Photoshop Elements
- Plug-ins for Photoshop & Lightroom
- Photomatix™ Pro
To learn more, email or call 919.576.5331.