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Real Estate Certification (503)

A no-interest payment plan is now available! Call 919 576 5331 for details.

Get certified in as little as SIX weeks!

The PERC Certified Real Estate Photographer program is perfect for REALTORS®, real estate agents, brokers or photographers who want to photograph residences and commercial buildings for listing purposes. After all, Web Appeal™ is far more important now than curb appeal ever was. Many more people will see photos of your listings online than will ever drive to the house or building. So have your properties look their best, and make sales sooner for MORE MONEY! Your photos will move listings faster in hot and slow markets!

The PERC Certified RealHarbourgateDr.4413-2 Estate Photographer program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. Benefits are as follows:

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer, real estate agents and a REALTORS® association,
  • 5 Star Yelp! reviews,
  • Learn at your OWN pace (Online & Instructor Led),
  • FREE access to select PERC classes for a certain period of time (save Hundreds $$$),
  • FREE access to the PERC Real Estate Photography Forum,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Comprehensive, real-life tested!,
  • Private and semi-private lessons with instructor (Instructor led only),
  • Flexible class schedule (Instructor led only),
  • Your instructor is just an email away!,
  • Online students receive interactive feedback about your images,
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans, Workbook & Training materials.

We will recommend various types of photography gear, tailored to your budget or other needs. At all times we will strive to provide affordable services and recommendations.

You wilHarbourgateDr.4413-MasterBathroom1l learn how to properly compose interior and exterior shots, deal with mixed lighting (fluorescent, tungsten, sodium, ambient and more), match ambient lighting with artificial lighting for properly balanced overall lighting, use wireless flash triggers for multiple flash units and how to make the most out of a single flash.

In addition, you will learn when and how you should use a tripod, diffusers, umbrellas, soft boxes, wired or wireless shutter releases, and off camera flashes and more.Screened Porch_413

Finally, you will learn the best camera settings and fastest workflow for High Dynamic Range photography.

You will learn about the specialized gear available for comprehensive real estate photography, including drones.

You must have access to a camera with Aperture priority  or Manual settings and a hot shoe to get the most from this program.

By completing the homework assignments you will build a wonderful portfolio of critiqued images to help you sell homes, promote new designs or keep your realtor clients happy if you are a photographer doing real estate shots for hire.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have rKitchen_Fam Rm_DR_399ead, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.

Price: $599.00

Date:

Address:
PERC Photography School

Raleigh, NC
27616
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9992

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: BASICS PLUS ONLINE

Online photography training

Student Workshop Image

Online photography training for you!

If you are planning to buy a digital camera for Christmas, have one on your wish list, or already own one, then this online, on-demand, self-paced course is the ideal way to enhance your photographic skills.

Aimed at Point & Shoots as well as DSLRs, the course is a great refresher for someone who has not been using a camera for a while, or as an introduction for the novice. Whatever your skill level or camera type, this course will have you quickly taking better photos.

You will learn:

  • to download images to a computer,
  • what accessories you REALLY need to take better care of camera and lenses,
  • how to resize images,
  • to email images,
  • how to achieve better exposures,
  • to avoid redeye,
  • color space,
  • white balance, and
  • how to perform basic maintenance on cameras and lenses.

You will also cover:

  • Auto mode,
  • Program mode,
  • the Scenic (Icon) modes,
  • digital noise,
  • self-timer functions and,IMG_5890 1620 copy 72
  •  aperture,
  • shutter,
  • what ISO is, and
  • the relationship between aperture, shutter and ISO.

This is primarily a hands-on course, so have your camera, its manual, lenses, fresh spare batteries and extra blank memory cards available for each homework assignment.  Also, you will upload images for critique feedback, the best way to learn how to avoid mistakes and correct them if they occur.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Price: $80.00

Date:

Available Spaces: 9992

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: INTERMEDIATE - ONLINE

Online photography training

Senior Photo

Online photography training for you!

After a brief review of some fundamentals, you will learn the following:

  • aperture priority for better storytelling,
  • the three factors that affect aperture priority shooting,
  • shutter priority to capture action,
  • why the "slowest fastest" shutter speed is so important,
  • manual mode for almost complete mastery of your photography,
  • in-camera metering modes,
  • camera drive modes,
  • histogram interpretation,
  • "dragging” the shutter,
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  • how to maximize use of your tripod,
  • learn what your camera’s X-sync speed is, and
  • reading your camera’s “dashboard.”

You will also learn how to:

  • accurately and creatively user preset white balances,
  • set custom white balances,
  • set exposure bracketing,
  • use gray and white cards and targets, and
  • the best techniques for “shake-free” shooting without a tripod.

This is primarily a hands-on course, so have your camera, its manual, lenses, fresh spare batteries and extra blank memory ready for every assignment. Also, you will receive constructive critiques of your homework images, the best way to learn how to avoid mistakes and correct them if they occur.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Price: $90.00

Date:

Available Spaces: 9992

PRIVATE TUTORING - Any Subject, Software or Gear

We offer Private Tutoring services for amateur photographers of any skill level at our location - or yours. We customize the training to your specific wants and needs, skill level and equipment in advance of the session. No time is lost answering other people's questions and there are no delays while waiting for other people to catch up.

Our private tutoring (one-on-one) is the fastest, most cost effective way to learn anything about digital photography, editing software or your specific camera or flash. Private tutoring is available for all our topics and disciplines. Just enter your areas of interest in the Text Box when registering.

Sessions are $115 per hour for a single hour session or $85.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum (contiguous hours.) If you want an off-site session you must call us at 919 576 5331 for your specific travel fee.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions.  (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

To register for a private tutoring session simply click here.

 

Price: $170.00

Date:

Commercial Certification (509)

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A no-interest payment plan is now available! Call 919 576 5331 for details.

Get certified in as little as SIX weeks!

The PERC Photography School's Certified Commercial Photographer Program is tailored to the specific needs of a commercial photographer  - without the fluff or filler offered by others. With this sharper focus we have been able to drive down the cost of professional certification while still maintaining our award winning quality.

The PERC Certified Commercial Photographer is available in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. Program benefits are:

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer and successful commercial photographers,
  • 5 Star Yelp! reviews,
  • FREE Access to other select PERC classes for a certain time frame (save Hundreds $$$),
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Private and semi-private lessons with instructor (Instructor Led only),
  • Flexible class schedule (Instructor led only),
  • Learn at your own pace (Instructor led and Online),
  • Your instructor is just an email away!,
  • Online students receive interactive feedback about your images,
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans, Workbook & Training materials.

IMG_0447 810You will learn about:

  • Light Tent Usage
  • Location Photography Tips & Techniques
  • Product Photography Tips & Techniques
  • Executive Headshot Tips & Techniques
  • Directing Assistants & Lighting Engineers
  • Directing Talent
  • Contracts and Pricing,
  • IPTC Data
  • What to TURN ON in Your Camera
  • What to TURN OFF in Your Camera
  • Artificial Lighting (Strobes and Flash)
  • Basic Commercial Gear Kit (camera bodies, lenses, flash units, bag, etc.)
  • Using Wired and Wireless Shutter Systems
  • Using Wired and Wireless Flash Triggers
  • White Balance, including Custom
  • Composition
  • Workflow
  • Proper Tripod Usage
  • How to Select the Right Tripod Head
  • Official Copyright Information
  • More!
IMG_2743By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.

Price: $999.00

Date:

Address:
PERC Photography School

Raleigh, NC
27616
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

PRO Photographer Certification (501)

A no-interest payment plan is now available! Call 919 576 5331 for details.

Get Certified in as little as TWELVE WEEKS!

The PERC Photography School's Certified Photographer Program focuses on exactly what a digital photographer needs to know - without the fluff or filler offered by others. With this sharper focus we have been able to drive down the cost of professional certification while still maintaining our award winning quality.


The
PERC Certified Professional Photographer program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. Program benefits are:

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer,
  • 5 Star Yelp! reviews,
  • FREE Access to select PERC classes for a certain time frame (save Hundreds $$$),
  • Far less expensive than competitor programs,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Nothing Else to Buy,
  • Your instructor is just an email away!,
  • Receive interactive feedback about your images,
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans and Workbook Materials,
  • Private and Semi-private Lessons (Instructor Led only),
  • Flexible Class Schedule (Instructor Led only),
  • Learn at your own pace (Instructor Led and Online)

You will learn about:

  • ApertuIMG_0916-2re
  • Shutter (including dragging the shutter)
  • ISO
  • Interaction between Aperture, Shutter & ISO
  • Depth of Field
  • Lens Compression
  • Exposure Compensation
  • The Exclusive PERC Lowlight Action Shooting Methodology
  • The PERC 3 Click System Exposure Balancing System
  • What to TURN ON in Your Camera
  • What to TURN OFF in Your Camera
  • How and When to use IS / OIS / VR
  • Setting Your Diopter
  • The PERC Foolproof "Better Results System"
  • Using Ambient Light
  • Using Flash
  • Using Ambient Light & Flash Together
  • Flash Exposure Compensation
  • Using Exposure Compensation & Flash Together
  • What Lenses, Cameras and Flash Units to Buy for any Need
  • Using Wired and Wireless Shutter Systems
  • Using Wired and Wireless Flash Triggers
  • Pixels, Crop Factors & More Camera Facts
  • How to Buy Your Next Camera or Lens
  • White Balance, including Custom
  • Color Temperature
  • Composition
  • How to Protect & Clean Lenses
  • How to Clean Sensors
  • Basic Gear Kit Contents (camera bodies, lenses, flash units, bag, etc.)
  • Basic Cleaning Kit Contents
  • Memory Card Speeds, Feeds & Needs
  • Workflow
  • Bracing Techniques
  • Proper Tripod & Monopod Usage
  • How to Select the Right Tripod Head
  • The Photographer's Right
  • Exposure Guidelines
  • EV Tables & How to Use Them
  • Official Copyright Information
  • Why and How to Update Firmware
  • More!
03-19-11By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.

Price: $1199.00

Date:

Address:
PERC Photography School

Raleigh, NC
27616
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Wedding & Event Certification (502)

A no-interest payment plan is now available! Call 919 576 5331 for details.

Get Certified in as little as EIGHT WEEKS!

The PERC Photography School's Certified Wedding & Event Photographer Program  focuses on exactly what a wedding and event photographer needs to know - without the fluff or filler offered by others. 

The PERC Certified Wedding & Event Photographer Program  comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. Program benefits are:Octweb

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer who has photographed over 750 weddings and events in the US, Europe, Africa & Asia,
  • FREE Access to select PERC classes for a certain time frame (save Hundreds $$$),
  • 5 Star Yelp! reviews,
  • Receive Hands on Experience at actual wedding & events (as available, Instructor Led only),
  • Avoid Making Costly Mistakes at Your Shoots!,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Nothing else to buy,
  • Private and semi-private lessons (Instructor Led only),
  • Flexible class schedule (Instructor Led only),
  • Learn at your OWN pace (Instructor Led and Online),
  • Your instructor is just an email away!,
  • Receive interactive feedback about your images,
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans and Workbook Materials.

You will learn about:

  • Bridal Elegance Sessions,
  • Engagement Sessions,
  • Pre-ceremony Techniques & Gear,3_20_20_photography
  • Ceremony Techniques & Gear,
  • Post-Ceremony Techniques & Gear,
  • Making Controlled Candids Happen,
  • Getting the Wow! Shots,
  • Posing the Wedding Party,
  • Posing Large Groups (family & friends),
  • Real Life Tips for Working with Venues,
  • Real Life Tips for Working with Caterers,
  • Real Life Tips for Working with Videographers,
  • Real Life Tips for Working with DJs,
  • Real Life Tips for Working with Event Planners,
  • Real Life Tips for Working with Brides, Grooms & Parents,
  • How to Best Use a Second Photographer,
  • How to Best Use an Assistant,
  • Basic Gear Kit Contents (camera bodies, lenses, flash units, bag, etc.)
  • Sourcing Album & Print Providers,
  • Online versus In-Office Sales,
  • Setting Your Packages & Prices,
  • Contracts,
  • More!
5_20_20_photographyBy registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.

Price: $999.00

Date:

Address:
PERC Photography School

Raleigh, NC
27616
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Architectural Certification (504)

A no-interest payment plan is now available! Call 919 576 5331 for details.

Get Certified in as little as EIGHT WEEKS!

The PERC Architectural Photographer Certification program is perfect for architects or photographers who want to photograph structures for business or creative purposes. This course encompasses everything in the Real Estate Photographer Certification program and adds high end techniques and training on advanced gear.

The PERC Architectural Photographer Certification program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. Program benefits are:

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer and architects, 
  • FREE Access to select PERC classes for a certain time frame (save Hundreds $$$),
  • 5 Star Yelp! reviews,
    Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Nothing else to buy,
  • Private and semi-private lessons (Instructor Led only),
  • Flexible class schedule (Instructor Led only),
  • Study at your OWN pace (Instructor Led and Online),
  • Comprehensive, real-life tested!,
  • Your instructor is just an email away!,
  • Online students receive interactive feedback about images,
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans, Workbook & Training materials.

IMG_0052We will recommend various types of photography gear, tailored to your budget or other needs (such as breadth of photography coverage you need.) At all times we will strive to provide affordable services and recommendations for you.

You will learn how to properly compose interior and exterior shots, deal with mixed lighting (fluorescent, tungsten, sodium, ambient and more), match ambient lighting with artificial lighting for properly balanced overall lighting, use wireless flash triggers for multiple flash units and how to make the most out of a single flash.

You will also learn how to maximize what's in focus, use alternate light sources, use gels, remove color casts, work with a professional tilt-shift lens, and remove convergence in software if you do not have access to a tilt-shift / perspective control lens.

In addition, you will learn when and how you should use a tripod, diffusers, umbrellas, soft boxes, booms, wired or wireless shutter releases, off camera flashes, bare bulb techniques and more.

IMG_1386And8moreExpBlendFinally, you will learn the proper camera settings for High Dynamic Range photography, and training on the full featured HDR software that comes with the program.

You must have access to a DSLR or a Point and Shoot (PS) camera with Aperture priority and Manual settings and a hot shoe to get the most from this program.

By completing the homework assignments you will build a wonderful portfolio of critiqued images to help you sell homes, promote new designs or keep your realtor clients happy if you are a photographer doing real estate shots for hire.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.

Price: $1149.00

Date:

Address:
PERC Photography School

Raleigh, NC
27616
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9999

Artwork & Craftwork Certification (505)

A no-interest payment plan is now available! Call 919 576 5331 for details.

Get Certified in as little as FOUR Weeks!

The PERC Certified Art Photographer Program is perfect for photographers who want to photograph arts and crafts as a business service, or for artists and artisans who want to cut costs by taking images of their own work for websites, brochures, catalogs and submissions for juried competitions and gallery showings. The average cost per professional artwork photo is $80 to $100, so this course can earn you good money if you are a photographer - or SAVE you a great deal of money if you are an artist.

IMG_0483 logoThe PERC Certified Art Photographer program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. Benefits are:

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer and professional artists,
  • 5 Star Yelp! reviews,
  • FREE Access to select PERC classes for a certain time frame (save Hundreds $$$),
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Nothing else to buy,
  • Private and semi-private lessons (Instructor Led only),
  • Flexible class schedule (Instructor Led only),
  • Your instructor is just an email away!,
  • Receive interactive feedback about your images,
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans and Workbook Materials,
  • Learn at your own pace (Instructor Led and Online)

IMG_0498 812The program was designed for all types of artwork: painting, design, pottery, typography, sculpting, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, textiles, beading, photography, glass, knitting, crochet, stitchery, weaving, sewing, paper making, wood carvings, pen and ink sketches, charcoals, and more, so you can rest assured that your instructor will have experience with your type of art.

You must have access to a camera with Aperture priority and Manual settings and a hot shoe to get the most from this program.

You will learn how to use various types of lighting set-ups to photograph your work, from studio strobes with umbrellas, diffusers and reflectors to on/off camera flash with other light modifiers and even inexpensive hot lights where the entire set-up costs less than $75 - depending upon your budgetary needs.

Depth of Field (DoF) will be covered for three dimensional subjects, as well as how to properly set white balance to achieve the proper colors in your photographs.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.

Price: $399.00

Date:

Address:
PERC Photography School

Raleigh, NC
27616
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9999

Dental Certification (506)

PPS-001-mouth1A no-interest payment plan is now available! Call 919 576 5331 for details.

Get Certified in as little as FIVE WEEKS!

The PERC Certified Dental Photographer program is perfect for dentists, hygienists and dental students who want to record patient progress from start to finish during their treatment programs, whether it is for braces, bridges, crowns, dentures, surgery, cavities or whatever.

The images are useful for training, insurance and documentation purposes. You may also use them for promotional purposes in your office, on websites, and in ads, brochures, and flyers. etc.

The PERC Dental Photographer Certification program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. Benefits are:PPS-002-mouth3

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer and several experienced dentists,
  • 5 Star Yelp! reviews,
  • Learn at your OWN pace,
  • FREE Access to select PERC classes for certain time frame (save Hundreds $$$),
  • Provides far more knowledge than Dental School programs, 
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Nothing else to buy,
  • Private and semi-private lessons (Instructor Led only),
  • Flexible class schedule (Instructor Led only),
  • Learn at your own pace (Instructor led and Online),
  • Your instructor is just an email away!,
  • Receive interactive feedback about your images,
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans, Workbook & Training materials.

We will recommend various types of photography gear, tailored to your budget or other needs (such as breadth of photography coverage you want to provide in your practice.) At all times we will strive to provide affordable services and recommendations f

PPS-003-mouth4or you.

You must have access to a camera with Aperture priority and Manual settings and a hot shoe to get the most from this program.

You will learn how to use various combinations of lighting, mirrors, reflectors, lenses and camera settings to achieve the images you desire. We will cover different types of lighting set-ups, from studio strobes with umbrellas and reflectors to on camera flash. Upon completion, you will know how to set up and use lights, diffusers, reflectors, light tents and more - again depending upon your equipment types and levels.

Depth of Field (DoF), Close-up and Macro photography will be covered as well. Also youPPS-004-photo2 will learn how to properly set white balance in camera and how to remove color casts using software - to achieve the proper colors in your art photographs.

Finally, you will build a portfolio through the program's homework assignments.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.

Price: $599.00

Date:

Address:
PERC Photography School

Raleigh, NC
27616
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9999

Photoshop CC / CS Certification (507)

A no-interest payment plan is now available! Call 919 576 5331 for details.

Get Certified in as little as EIGHT WEEKS!

The PERC Photography School's Photoshop Certification Program focuses on everything it takes to become a master editor using Adobe Photoshop CS "X" / CC.

The PERC Photoshop Certification Program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. Program benefits are:

  • FREE Access to all select PERC classes (save Hundreds $$$) for a certain time frame,
  • Created by a Certified Master Master Editor,
  • 5 Star yelp! reviews,
  • Far less expensive than competitor programs,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Nothing else to buy,
  • Private and semi-private lessons (Instructor Led only),
  • Flexible class schedule (Instructor Led only),
  • Learn at your OWN pace (Instructor Led and Online),
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans and Workbook Materials,
  • Receive interactive feedback about your images.

IMG_0143 46 copyYou will learn about:

  • Setting Preferences for Maximum Use of Your Computer System's Resources
  • All Photo Editing Tools, their Techniques & Settings
  • Non-destructive Editing Techniques
  • Camera Raw Tips and Techniques
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sharpening
  • Hue, Saturation & Luminance
  • The Best Editing Workflow
  • Curves
  • Levels
  • Selections, Layers, & Masks
  • Smart Objects
  • Clipping Masks
  • Making Fantastic Black & White Images (Sepia too!)
  • Making the Most of Bridge
  • Using Context Sensitive Menus & Speed Keys
  • The Photoshop Interface
  • Customizing the Photoshop Interface and Layouts
  • Photoshop Menus & Commands
  • Customizing Photoshop Menus & Commands
  • Installing and Using Plug-Ins
  • Printing with Photoshop
  • More!
IMG_8568By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.

Price: $799.00

Date:

Address:
PERC Photography School

Raleigh, NC
27616
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Studio Management Certification (508)

A no-interest payment plan is now available! Call 919 576 5331 for details.

Get Certified in as little as SIX Weeks!

The PERC Photography School's Certified Studio Management Program focuses on everything it takes to run a successful photography studio, including increasing sales and profit margins, generating and qualifying leads, marketing, and closing new business faster in existing or new markets.

The PERC Certified Studio Management Program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. Benefits are:

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer whose studio network (on both coasts) is Bay Photo's largest client, doing over $1,00,000 in annual revenue,
  • 5 Star Yelp! reviews,
  • FREE Access to select PERC classes for a certain time frame (save Hundreds $$$),
  • Is the only program of is type,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Nothing else to buy,
  • Private and semi-private lessons (Instructor Led only),
  • Flexible class schedule (Instructor Led only),
  • Learn at your OWN pace (Instructor Led and Online),
  • Your instructor is just an email away!,
  • Receive interactive feedback about your images,
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans and Workbook Materials,

 

You will learn about:

  • Internet Marketing,
  • Social Media Marketing,
  • Telemarketing,
  • Email Marketing,
  • Direct Mail Marketing,
  • Trade Shows and Follow-Up Marketing,
  • How to Find New Markets,
  • Quickly (and Inexpensively) Qualifying Potential Customers,
  • When to Turn a Potential Customer Away,
  • Negotiating Favorable Contracts,
  • Relationship Marketing (personal networking),
  • Maximizing and Protecting Your Brand,
  • The Steps to Close a Sale,
  • The True Value of Joining Professional Associations,
  • Working with Other Vendors,
  • Referrals,
  • Donations, Kickbacks and Access Acquisition,
  • Identifying and Overcoming Buyer's Objectives,
  • Dealing with Buyer's Remorse,
  • Setting Packages & Prices,
  • Setting Privacy Policies,
  • Setting Terms & Conditions,
  • Correct Use of Online Image Display Tools,
  • Providing the Complete Client Experience,
  • Customer Service,
  • Contracts and Negotiations,
  • How to Handle a Bad Customer Service Situation,
  • More!
By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.

Price: $799.00

Date:

Address:
PERC Photography School

Raleigh, NC
27616
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Lightroom Certification (510)

A no-interest payment plan is now available! Call 919 576 5331 for details.

Get Certified in as little as FOUR WEEKS!

The PERC Photography School's Lightroom Certification Program focuses on everything it takes to master Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.


The PERC Lightroom Certification Program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online.
Benefits are:

  • FREE Access to select PERC classes for a certain time frame (save Hundreds $$$),
  • Created by a Certified Master Editor,
  • 5 Star Yelp! reviews,
  • Far less expensive than competitor programs,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Nothing else to buy,
  • Private and semi-private lessons (Instructor Led only),
  • Flexible class schedule (Instructor Led only),
  • Learn at your OWN pace (Instructor Led and Online),
  • Your instructor is just an email away!,
  • Receive interactive feedback about your images,
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans and Workbook Materials.
  • You will learn about:
  • Develop Module
  • Map Module
  • Book Module
  • Print ModuleIMG_4282-2-270-store
  • Web Module
  • Slideshow Module
  • Setting Preferences
  • All Editing Tools, their Techniques & Settings
  • Non-destructive Editing Techniques
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sharpening
  • Hue, Saturation & Luminance
  • The Best Editing Workflow
  • Curves
  • Adjustment Brush
  • Cropping
  • Gradients
  • Spot Removal
  • Making Fantastic Black & White Images (Sepia too!)
  • Interactive Editing Between Photoshop and Lightroom
  • The Lightroom Interface
  • Lightroom Menus & Commands
  • Library Module
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  • Using Presets
  • Customizing Presets
  • Importing & Exporting
  • Synching Metadata and Settings
  • Reverting Lightroom Tools to 3.X Controls
  • More!
  • By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)
  • Special offers and discount programs DO NOT apply to certification programs.

Price: $499.00

Date:

Address:
PERC Photography School

Raleigh, NC
27616
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

MENTORING for PROS

MENTORING FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS - Business, Marketing, Sales, Infrastructure, Web & More

Field Workshops from PERC Photography School

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Our mentoring services - for professional photographers and videographers -  full time or part time, novice or highly seasoned - are your secret strategic weapon to help you stay ahead of the competition in this ever changing, highly competitive field. We customize the services to your specific wants and needs.

All mentoring services are strictly confidential. They are based on our staff's combined 100+ years of photography knowledge and experience gained from running our studios on both coasts. Combined our studios have annual sales in the low 7 figures, and cover a wide variety of photography discplines from fine art to senior portraits at high schools with over 600 seniors each.

Sessions are $300 per hour for a single hour session or $200.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. A 3 hour block of time is even more cost effective, going for only $175.00 per hour. VIP Mentees (on annual retainer) have the lowest fees overall and have premium access to us 365 days a year. Blocks of time can be used at once or in multiple sessions / phone calls / emails etc. We keep track of the time used so you do not have to do so.

Mentoring can be done in person at our location or yours, or via text / phone / email / video conferences.  It can be done during client shoots and meetings as well. We do the legwork for you and get the answers you need while you manage the daily operations of your business. If you want an on location session you must call us at 919 576 5331 or email us here for your specific travel fee.

Mentoring sessions may be attended by all members of your staff, part-time or full time.

We can help you in the following areas:

  • Business pre-planning & setup
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Market selection (weddings, seniors, etc.)
  • Marketing
  • Pricing
  • Products
  • Branding
  • Sales
  • Negotiating training
  • Professional memberships
  • Portfolio review and critique
  • Trade shows
  • Web hosting
  • Web design
  • Web back end services
  • Online sales
  • Credit card provider info
  • Studio design
  • Gear selection
  • Automation
  • Hiring and training staff
  • More

Just enter your areas of interest in the Text Box when registering.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions.  (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

To register for a Mentoring Session, simply click here.

Price: $0.00

Date:

CAROLINA BALLET PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP (423)

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Limited to three photographers! ROMEO & JULIET

No love story is more beautiful or touching than Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet-the story of star crossed lovers, dueling families, intrigue, deception, and a tragic twist of fate. Robert Weiss’ Romeo & Juliet is filled with dramatic sword fights, stunning costumes, and breathtaking dancing that brings life to the longing and loss of this epic tragedy, set to Prokofiev’s epic score. The perfect show for you and your Valentine!  

This workshop will be in the Fletcher Opera theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

You will learn how to take the most demanding images - high speed, fluid action in low light situations! By using our shortcut techniques you will not only build a great portfolio of images for your viewing and display pleasure, but also you will be able to apply the learned skills to ANY indoor sports activity, dance recital, play, orchestral performance and more.

The session will begin with a review of the necessary camera settings and photographic techniques, followed by the chance to photograph the dancers as they go through their paces.

Immediate feedback:

Between acts your images will be reviewed and critiqued so you can keep progressing throughout the event. 

This opportunity is STRICTLY LIMITED to the first three registrants.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Price: $175.00

Date: January 31, 2018

Address:
Duke Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
27601
United States Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

CAROLINA BALLET PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP (423)

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Limited to three photographers! BOLÉRO - WORLD PREMIERE

Lynne Taylor-Corbett will return to present an all new ballet set to Ravel’s Boléro. Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, Boléro, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel’s most famous musical composition

The workshop will be held in the Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh.

You will learn how to take the most demanding action images - high speed movement, fluid action in low light and rapidly changing lighting situations! Open to ANY skill level photographer with a camera that has Shutter and Manual settings.

You will not only build a portfolio of great images for your viewing and display pleasure, but also you will be able to apply the learned skills to ANY indoor sports activity, dance recital, play, orchestral performance and more.

The session will begin with a review of the necessary camera settings and photographic techniques, followed by the chance to photograph the dancers as they go through their paces.

Immediate feedback:

Between acts your images will be reviewed and critiqued so you can keep progressing throughout the event. 

This opportunity is STRICTLY LIMITED to the first three registrants.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Price: $175.00

Date: March 7, 2018

Address:
Duke Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
27601
United States Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

CAROLINA BALLET PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP (423)

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Limited to 3 photographers only! GEORGE BALANCHINE’S SERENADE

Serenade is the first original ballet George Balanchine created in America and it has not been performed by Carolina Ballet since our inaugural season in 1998. Although Balanchine insisted Serenade had no “story”, the ballet is not without meaning. More poetry than narrative, it is the imagery of dreams and mystery, danced in the moonlight. While its true meaning has been debated since its creation, one thing is sure…Serenade is the romance of Tchaikovsky’s music come to life..

The workshop will be held in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh from 7 PM until approximately 10 PM.

You will learn how to take the most demanding action images - high speed movement, fluid action in low light and rapidly changing lighting situations! Open to ANY skill level photographer with a camera that has Shutter and Manual settings.

You will not only build a portfolio of great images for your viewing and display pleasure, but also you will be able to apply the learned skills to ANY indoor sports activity, dance recital, play, orchestral performance and more.

The session will begin with a review of the necessary camera settings and photographic techniques, followed by the chance to photograph the dancers as they go through their paces.

Between acts your images will be reviewed and critiqued so you can keep progressing throughout the event. 

This opportunity is STRICTLY LIMITED to the first three registrants.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Price: $175.00

Date: April 25, 2018

Address:
Duke Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
27601
United States Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

CAROLINA BALLET PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP (423)

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Final ballet for the season! There are only three slots available. SLEEPING BEAUTY

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, a beautiful princess was born; a princess destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on an enchanted spindle and sleep for one hundred years. With Tchaikovsky’s music performed LIVE, and choreography by Robert Weiss after Marius Petipa’s original, this Sleeping Beauty will thrill young and old alike and provide a happy ending to our 20th Anniversary Season!

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC BY THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE TRIANGLE

The workshop will be held in the Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh.

You will learn how to take the most demanding images - high speed, fluid action in low light situations! By using our shortcut techniques you will not only build a great portfolio of images for your viewing and display pleasure, but also you will be able to apply the learned skills to ANY indoor sports activity, dance recital, play, orchestral performance and more.

The session will begin with a review of the necessary camera settings and photographic techniques, followed by the chance to photograph the dancers as they go through their paces.

Immediate feedback:

Between acts your images will be reviewed and critiqued so you can keep progressing throughout the event. 

This opportunity is STRICTLY LIMITED to the first three registrants.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions. (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

Price: $175.00

Date: May 16, 2018

Address:
Duke Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
27601
United States Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3