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

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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:

LUNAR PHOTOGRAPHY HACKS (107HL)

Learn how to take awesome photos of the Moon!

You will learn:

  • what settings to TURN ON in your camera,full_moon
  • what settings to TURN OFF in your camera,
  • how to take multiple exposure lunar images,
  • how to photograph teh moon in all visible phases,
  • what your ISO settings should be,
  • what your aperture settings should be,
  • what your shutter settings should be,
  • how to use your camera's internal meter in challenging lighting situations,
  • how to use Gobos (supplied for session),
  • and more!

Assembly location will be announced to enrollees. This is a rain or shine event.

This is a hands-on workshop so bring your camera (manual mode required), fresh batteries, wide angle lenses, empty memory cards, tripod and wired or wireless remote shutter release. Tripods may be rented for $10.00 for the session. Wired and wireless remotes may be purchased at the start of the session for most cameras for $15.00. Email ted@perconline.org if you need to rent a tripod or buy a remote trigger. Include make and model of camera if buying a remote.

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: $40.00

Date: May 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

CAROLINA BALLET PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP (423)

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Field Workshops:

Last performance of the season! There are only TWO slots available for the hotly anticipated performances in Carmen

The workshop will be held 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: $195.00

Date: May 10, 2017

Address:
Duke Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
27601
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Available Spaces: 2

LIGHTROOM HACKS (112H)

private tutoringLearn how to efficiently and effectively use Lightroom from a Certified Master Photographer.  This class covers:

  • Catalogs Simplified & Demystified
  • Rate, Rank, Sort and Find Faster
  • Proof In / Proof Out
  • Troubleshooting Catalog Issues
  • Q&A
  • Using Presets
  • Interface and Navigation
  • 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.)

Price: $40.00

Date: May 11, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
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Available Spaces: 10

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) HACKS (111H1)


This field workshop you will cover:

  • Understanding HDR
  • Contrast
  • Dynamic Range
  • Maximizing Your Gear
  • Extending Dynamic Range
  • Camera Settings
  • Landscape Techniques
  • Composition
  • Depth of Field
  • Hyperfocal Distance
  • More

To learn how to edit HDR images and receive a FREE full software editing plug-in suite for Photoshop and Lightroom for PC or Mac, see our HDR Editing Hacks class.

Assembly location will be announced to enrollees.  This is a rain or shine event. This is a hands-oRD-1n workshop so bring your camera, fresh batteries, wide angle lenses, empty memory cards, tripod and wired or wireless remote shutter release. Tripods may be rented for $10.00 for the session. Wired and wireless remotes may be purchased at the start of the session for most cameras for $15.00. Email ted@perconline.org if you need to rent a tripod or buy a remote trigger. Include make and model of camera if buying a remote.

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: $40.00

Date: May 16, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
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Available Spaces: 12

LIGHTROOM HACKS PLUS (112H+)

PERC-69-270-classesLearn how to efficiently and effectively use Lightroom from a Certified Master Photographer.  This class covers:

  • Develop Module / Editing
    • Targeted Adjustments Tool,
    • Understanding the Seven Contrasts,
  • Print Module
  • Book Module
  • Slideshow Module
  • Web Module
  • Map Module
  • Speed Keys
  • Virtual Collections
  • Q&A
  • 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.)

Price: $40.00

Date: May 18, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) EDITING HACKS (111H2)

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This field workshop covers:

  • Using Photoshop CC / CS for HDR,
  • Using Photomatix HDR software,
  • Using NIK HDR software,
  • Setting Black & White Points,
  • Saturation,
  • Understanding Histograms,
  • Using Presets,
  • Making Custom Settings,
  • More

Enrollees will receive a FREE full software editing plug-in suite for Photoshop and Lightroom for PC or Mac. To learn how to take HDR images, see our HDR Hacks class.

In the process you will learn how to create HDR photos ranging from lifelike (great for real estate and architectural images) to extremely detailed, highly saturated fine art pieces.

IMG_0119_20_21By 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: $40.00

Date: May 23, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

LIGHTROOM HACKS ADVANCED (112HA)

NC_Fair_Lux-0016-IMG_7134-EditLearn how to efficiently and effectively use Lightroom from a Certified Master Photographer.  This class covers:

  • Pro Editing Workflow (Creative / Faster / Better),
  • Adjustment Brush
  • Clone / Heal
  • Crop and Alignment Tool
  • Red Eye Tool
  • Graduated Filter
  • Radial Filter
  • White Balance / Eyedropper
  • Using History
  • Plugins
  • Photoshop Pass-through
  • Q&A
  • 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.)

Price: $40.00

Date: May 25, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: BASICS PLUS

Welcome Deal clients. You MUST enroll here to reserve a place in the class. Enter your ENTIRE voucher number (including dashes, if any) in the Voucher Code field so that you are not asked to pay again. Contact us at 919 576 5331 between 10 AM and 6 PM weekdays if you need assistance. If you cannot make this date, or if this date is filled (no enrollment is allowed), please check the course list in the right column of the website for additional dates. 

IMG_0129-4If you received a digital camera as a recent gift or have one going unused in your closet, then this three hour course is the ideal way to enhance your photographic skills while having fun.

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:

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

You will also cover:

  • Auto mode,
  • Program mode,
  • the Scenic (Icon) modes,
  • digital noise,
  • self-timer functions and,
  • Aperture priority,
  • Shutter priority,
  • what ISO is, and
  • the relationship between aperture, shutter and ISO.

This is primarily a hands-on course, so bring your camera, its manual, lenses, fresh spare batteries and extra blank memory cards to every class. Also, we will review and critique images in class, the best way to learn how to avoid mistakes and correct them if they occur. Q&A sessions augment the lecture and in-class 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.)

Price: $150.00

Date: May 27, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 14

PHOTOSHOP HACKS (439H)

This class covers:

  • Interface, Workspaces and NavigationIMG_0513
  • Power Preferences
  • Speed Keys (Get Done Faster)
  • Menus Overview
  • Tools Overview
  • Tools to Avoid
  • Modifier Keys Add Flexibility
  • Filters
  • Exposure Adjustments
  • Remove Color Casts
  • Q&A
  • 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.)

 

Price: $40.00

Date: June 1, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

SPORTS WORKSHOP DURHAM BULLS + FIREWORKS! (424)

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Held at an actual outdoor sporting event, you will learn:

  • to position yourself properly for maximum impact images,
  • shutter settings to capture the action properly,
  • shutter settings to enhance visual impact and storytelling aspect of your images,
  • useful accessory gear,
  • to easily anticipate and capture peak action,
  • to keep your shot count down,
  • to extend your focal length reach on a budget,
  • sideline and co-photographer etiquette,
  • which camera settings to turn OFF to ensure more high quality photos,
  • which camera settings to turn ON to ensure more high quality photos,
  • and more!
Game Admission ticket price NOT included.
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: $40.00

Date: June 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

MAT CUTTING & MOUNTING MADE EASY (114)

Glossary-Triple MatThe workshop is ideal for photographers, artists and art collectors of all experience levels. It is a great way for you to learn how to professionally display your photos or artwork without breaking the bank. After this course you will not have to pay labor costs at a framing shop, plus the included Materials Resource list will show you were to shop for the greatest mounting hardware and accessories bargains.

In this hands-on workshop, students learn how to precisely measure, cut and assemble custom mats for their 2D artwork (paintings, sketches, drawings, blueprints, postcards, collectibles, etc.) and photographs.

They also learn mat cutting terminology, types of mats, types of backing materials, types of glazing and care and maintenance of matted and framed artwork.

It covers single and multi-window mats, single, double and triple matting, museum matting, how to choose mat colors, making re-usable mats for competitions, display / hanging methods and more. 

IMG_0086All materials are supplied as part of the workshop, including professional grade mat board, backing board, acid-free hinges, dust cover kraft paper, hanging hardware and more.  You will receive materials for a single mat for an 8x10 print in an 11x14 frame. Bring an 8x10 print in for mounting and matting. Tuition includes materials fee of $30 per student.

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: $95.00

Date: June 3, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
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Available Spaces: 8

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH TRIP PLANNER (404)

So you have a great vacation coming and want to get the best photos possible – or perhaps you belong to a local photography club and

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like going on their field trips – but are disappointed by your results. Well then this is the workshop designed just for you!

BONUS: COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP PLANNER WORKBOOK 

You will learn:

  • What gear to bring based on type of trip and photography goals,
  • Quick tips for proper exposures under any conditions,
  • What to wear for any climatic conditions,
  • How to prepare for long distance and international trips,
  • How to research the best shooting locations and times before you get there,
  • How to tell a great story through better composition of your images,
  • Expert tips for shooting people, landscapes and cultural activities,
  • How to see, understand and use ambient light for best effect,
  • Quick tips to get the most out of your flash and MORE!

You will spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on that fabulous vacation. For a fraction of that cost you can learn how to capture memories you will cherish forever!  Meeting location and other details will be provided to enrollees.

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: $45.00

Date: June 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

PHOTOSHOP HACKS PLUS (439H+)

This class covers:

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  • Text
  • Selections
  • Layers
  • Masks
  • Blending Modes
  • Smart Objects
  • Smart Filters
  • Add / Remove Subject
  • Apply Adjustments Across Multiple Images
  • Q&A
  • 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.)

 

Price: $40.00

Date: June 8, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

PHOTOSHOP ADVANCED HACKS (439HA)

This class covers:

  • Pro Workflow (What, When, How)MVCS 0003 1010 dillon bw
  • Pro Dodge Techniques
  • Pro Burn Techniques
  • Non-Destructive Editing Techniques
  • Using History
  • Brush Engine
  • Gradient Engine
  • Blend If (Easy, Accurate Sky Replacement)
  • Designing Brochures & Flyers
  • Q&A
  • 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.)

 

Price: $40.00

Date: June 15, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

SEASCAPE & PANORAMA WORKSHOP (420)

perc-40Enjoy the great outdoors learning how to take awesome seascape and panorama images!  Taught by a Certified Master Photographer.

You will learn:

  • how to properly shoot panoramas,
  • quick and easy way to take panoramas,
  • how to meter light for properly exposed seascapes,
  • how to set your camera's picture style for seascapes,
  • how to use GRADUATED neutral density filters,
  • tripod techniques,
  • and 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.)

Price: $95.00

Date: June 17, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

PEYOTE MINDBENDING FIREWORKS WORKSHOP

Learn creative techniques using nothing more than basic camera gear and some simple items found in any IMG_1329household. We will supply the "special items" and step-by-step instructions so you come away with the MOST AMAZING fireworks photos imaginable. Of course we will also take STANDARD fireworks photos as well!

Special Techniques include:

  • Streaking™,
  • Stepping™,
  • Barrelling™,
  • Revolver™,
  • Orbiting™, 
  • Peyote Mindbending™, andimg_2085-a
  • Multiple Exposures.

Even if you have  taken fireworks photos before - you have not done it like this (unless you were smart enough to

You will learn the best camera settings for single shots and multiple bursts- without overexposing the first burst, PLUS a simple way to make any digital camera take multiple exposures per frame, our exclusive Streaking! technique, and our even more amazing Revolver! technique.

Led by Ted Salamone, Certified Master Photographer, you will learn how to create all IMG_3931these special effects in camera - no need to do any post production work in a photo editor.

You will need your camera, its manual, lenses, a tripod, spare charged camera batteries, wired or wireless remote shutter release, and blank memory cards. 

Assembly location will be announced to enrollees. This is a rain or shine event. No refunds if the venue cancels the fireworks display or for inclement weather. In case of an inclement weather cancellation we will try to reschedule for the make-up date.

This is a hands-on workshop so bring your camera, fresh batteries, wide angle lenses, empty memory cards, tripod and wired or wireless remote shutter release. Tripods may be rented for $10.00 for the session. Wired and wireless remotes may be purchased at the start of the session for most cameras for $15.00. Email ted@perconline.org if you need to rent a tripod or buy a remote trigger. Include make and model of camera if buying a remote.

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: $40.00

Date: July 4, 2017

Available Spaces: 15

PRINTING: FINE ART, TRANSFERS & ALTERNATE DIGITAL TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP (414)

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This workshop provides hands-on instruction and all the needed tools and supplies for you to create one of a kind images from YOUR digital photos or scanned film images. In addition to the beautiful hand crafted prints you will create during the event, you will take the tools and extra supplies home to make more of your own magic!

We will cover various forms of Fine Art printing such as Transfer Prints and Direct Prints using special coatings and solutions to make prints on many types of IMG_1278alternative or non-standard surfaces such as wood, ceramic tile, metal and many more.

You will learn how to:

  • create a digital negative from your digital image,
  • scan a print and turn it into a digital negative,
  • treat your paper / surface with various solutions,
  • print the negative onto special transparency film,

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  • adjust images in Photoshop to achieve the best prints,
  • select different papers for different effects,
  • how to prepare images to be transferred,
  • "print" to a wide array of surfaces - kraft paper, ceramic tile, metal, wood and cloth to name a few.

Tuition includes $30 materials fee. Images courtesy of and © Meg Church.

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: $125.00

Date: July 8, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

BEACH MODEL SHOOT (443)

600_339263132Have you always wanted to learn what it’s like to photograph an on-location commercial shoot, or perhaps you have always wanted to work with a professional model and did not know how to make the arrangements? Well then this workshop is for you! It is a great, affordable opportunity to add some unique images to your portfolio while learning lessons that will last you a lifetime.

Under the guidance of an experienced professional photographer you will learn how to identify locations and photograph beach scenes to create artistic images that everyone loves. 

You will learn:

  • basic composition techniques,
  • how to “see the light,” (diffused, harsh, reflective),
  • how to pose a model to achieve the desired effect,
  • the use of reflectors,
  • the use of umbrellas / soft boxes,
  • how to meter light without a light meter,
  • wireless flash systems, and
  • how to determine proper camera settings for more artistic imagery
  • and more!

Assembly location will be announced to enrollees. This is a rain or shine event. Enrollees must arrange their own transportation. This is a hands-on workshop so bring your camera, fresh batteries, wide angle lenses, empty memory cards, tripod and wired or wireless remote shutter release.

Tripods may be rented for $10.00 for the session. Wired and wireless remotes may be purchased at the start of the session for most cameras for $15.00. Email ted@perconline.org if you need to rent a tripod or buy a remote trigger. Include make and model of camera if buying a remote. 

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: $95.00

Date: July 15, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

HDR HEAVEN - URBAN DECAY WORKSHOP (407)

Join us for a trip to an awesome HDR rich, abandonded ruin. Create some spectacular software-ready images using professionally proven HDR shooting techniques refined over the years.

You will learn what gear is needed to shoot HDR images correctly and how to EXTEND the apparent dynamic img_7634_hdr-editrange of your camera to give you greater contrast range than you thought possible. Besides HDR techniques you will learn composition, landscape techniques, how to use Depth of Field, and more.

Bring your camera, a wide angle lens, spare batteries, empty memory cards, wired or wireless remote shutter release, and a tripod. Assembly location will be announced to enrollees.  This is a rain or shine event. This is a hands-on workshop so bring your camera,fresh batteries, wide angle lenses, empty memory cards, tripod and wired or wireless remote shutter release. Tripods may be rented for $10.00 for the session. Wired and wireless remotes may be purchased at the start of the session for most cameras for $15.00. Email ted@perconline.org  if you need to rent a tripod or buy a remote trigger. Include make and model of camera if buying a remote.

You must arrange your own transportation.

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: $65.00

Date: July 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 15

COMPOSITION HACKS (116H)

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Photographs are all about storytelling, so what do your images say?

Learn how to properly compose your images to make your stories more compelling, pulling the viewer into the image. Make them admire the artistic composition of your image as well as the beauty of your subject!

You will learn about:

  • simplicity,
  • framing,
  • lines (diagonal, converging),
  • curves,
  • reptition and patterns,
  • Golden Mean, and
  • the Rule of Thirds

Our class sizes are kept small so we can give you personalized attention. Taught by a Certified Master Photographer.

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: $40.00

Date: July 25, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
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Available Spaces: 12

PAINTING WITH LIGHT HACKS (109H)

cropped-PwL-17.jpgHere is one of the most fun and entertaining photography classes that you can take. Taught by a Certified Master Photographer, you will capture some very unique and creative shots using various lighting systems and your camera.

You will learn how to:

  • create “Spirographs",
  • make ghostly images,
  • draw "neon-like" outlines,
  • write words,
  • create abstract art light paintings,
  • and more, time permitting.

PwL-04This is primarily a hands-on class, so bring your camera, its manual, all your lenses, fresh spare batteries, and blank memory cards.  

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: $40.00

Date: August 1, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
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Available Spaces: 12

IN CAMERA SPECIAL EFFECTS WORKSHOP I (430)

SmokeTime for some fun, no Photoshop required!

We will cover a host of basic, yet exceedingly fun in camera special effects using your camera, a little bit of knowledge and some common, everyday items.

In Workshop I we will cover all the settings and gear needed to do:

  • Smoke,
  • Ghosting,
  • Barreling™,
  • Streaking™, 
  • Combinations,
  • Birefringence,
  • Diffraction,
  • Rainbows, and
  • more!

Birefringence_Stress_PlasticAfter seeing the demonstrations, you will get hands-on experience of your own and create some great images to take home and share with everyone!

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.)
Images are © their respective holders.

Price: $40.00

Date: August 3, 2017

Address:
PERC Photography School
5009 Deer Garden CT
Raleigh, NC
27606
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12