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:

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

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)

Field Workshops from PERC Photography School

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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
USA Map and Directions

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
USA Map and Directions

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