Classes

 

PwL-03PERC Photography School offers award winning photography classes that have been independently judged to be superior to offerings from nationally acclaimed universities.

Since we deal solely with digital photography and photography related software, our course materials focus like a laser and deliver only what you need, when you need it, at affordable prices.

Our comprehensive curriculum teaches you the “why” as well as the “how” when we train you in the Art, Science and Business of Digital Photography™.

Our full range of beginner to advanced, amateur to professional courses, and our Certification programs are available at our training facility in Raleigh, NC or online. We generally keep class sizes small so that we can provide personalized service to everyone, regardless of skill, knowledge or equipment levels.

A limited selection of our Instructor-led classes and workshops are also available through the NCMA in Raleigh, Wake Tech and other venues. See below for NCMA joint offerings and the Wake Tech site for others.

To see what is currently being offered by PERC, see below.

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:

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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THE UGLY DUCKLING Limited to 3 photogaphers only!

This whimsical ballet tells the tale of an ugly little duckling’s adventures, misfortunes, and ultimate
transformation into a beautiful swan. This classic fable will warm the hearts of the entire family!

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: September 13, 2017

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 three photographers only! THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW & OTHER HAUNTED TALES - WORLD PREMIERE

Artistic Director, Robert Weiss, and Choreographer in Residence, Zalman Raffael, bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Halloween! This collection of the macabre, including
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, will bring just the right amount of fright to an evening of tales from the bewitched and beyond.

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: October 11, 2017

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! HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Whether you are seeing it for the first time or have witnessed its glory in seasons past, you will be swept away by the majesty and spirituality of Artistic Director Robert Weiss’ choreography for this incredible production. A joyous celebration with live musicians to Handel’s magnificent score makes this Messiah an experience to be cherished by the whole family this Thanksgiving.

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC BY THE NORTH CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE  

The workshop will be held in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium 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: November 21, 2017

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 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: 3

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