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Real Estate

TOTALLY REVAMPED & UPDATED WITH NEW TOPICS  & TECHNIQUES!

The PERC Certified Real Estate Photographer program is perfect for REALTORS®, real estate agents, brokers, architects, builders, or photographers who want to improve the quality of their photographs and make more money. Web Appeal™ is far more important than curb appeal ever was., so put your best foot forward online. Entice more people to see your listing in person and close that sale sooner, for more money in any market, hot or slow! PERC will teach you how to get there faster, with more confidence, than any other training program. When prospects see your Certification Seal online they will know that they have come to the right place for trusted, quality images.

The PERC Certified RealHarbourgateDr.4413-2 Estate Photographer program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online.  The online program is perfect for clients anywhere outside of our instructor-led service area in NC. Benefits of both programs are as follows:

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer, real estate agents and RE photographers,
  • 5 Star Google reviews by actual students and clients,
  • Learn at your OWN pace,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Comprehensive, real-life tested!,
  • Contact us for group training rates,
  • Flexible training schedule,
  • Core Program covers the basics,
  • Optional Electives cover related specialty training, 
  • Take up to four months to complete the program,
  • Includes 6 hours of training, interactive feedback, and email responses,
  • Your instructor is always just an email or phone call away!,
  • All students receive interactive or on-site feedback about their images,
  • Online sessions use streaming video so your instructor is right there with you, wherever you are!,
  • Includes Certification Exam (a $199 value), Website Certification Seal and Certificate of Completion for your office, 
  • 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.

    HarbourgateDr.4413-MasterBathroom1Our Core Program covers how to:

  • properly compose interior and exterior shots;
  • deal with mixed lighting (fluorescent, tungsten, sodium, ambient and more);
  • match ambient lighting with artificial lighting;
  • use wireless systems for multiple flash units;
  • make the most out of a single flash,
  • use a tripod.


  • Depending upon your gear, the Core Program covers:

  • how to use diffusers,
  • umbrellas,
  • soft boxes,
  • computer workflow,
  • the best camera settings,
  • High Dynamic Range Photography.Screened Porch_413 


  • Optional Electives cover:

  • Aerial / Drone Photography;
  • 360 Degree Photography & Video;
  • Virtual Reality;
  • Video;
  • Virtual Staging.


  • Add as many electives as you like for a comprehensive training experience that enhances your future earnings potential.

    You must have a camera with Aperture Priority or Manual settings and a hot shoe, a tripod, two external flash units and wireless transceivers to get the most from this program.

    By completing the 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
    5017 Elaine Avenue
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    27616
    United States Map and Directions

    Available Spaces: 9990

    BASICS PLUS

    Online photography training

    Student Workshop Image

    COMPLETELY REVAMPED & UPDATED!

    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.

    Designed for all types of cameras, this multi-week 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.

    This multi-week course covers:

  • Computer workflow,
  • Accessories you REALLY need to take better care of camera and lenses,
  • Aperture,
  • Shutter,
  • ISO,
  • Exposure,
  • Scenic modes ( for entry level cameras),
  • Relationship between Aperture, Shutter & ISO,
  • What you need to TURN OFF,
  • What you need to TURN ON,
  • Auto Mode,
  • Program Mode,
  • Aperture Priority,
  • Shutter Priority,
  • White Balance,IMG_5890 1620 copy 72
  • File types and quality,
  • Basic maintenance on, and protection for cameras & lenses,
  • more!


  • You will receive study and reference materials for this multi-week course. 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  feedback, which is 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: $115.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: 9990

    INTERMEDIATE

    Online photography training

    Senior Photo

    COMPLETELY REVAMPED & UPDATED!

    After a brief review of fundamentals, this multi-week course covers:

  • Pre-visualization,
  • Three factors that affect aperture priority shooting,
  • Why the "slowest fastest" shutter speed is so important,
  • Manual mode,
  • Metering modes,
  • Drive modes,
  • Auto focus modes,
  • Histograms,
  • "Dragging” the shutter,
  • Use of your tripod,
  • X-sync speed is,
  • Reading your camera’s “dashboard,”
  • Exposure bracketing,
  • Bulb mode,
  • more!


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    You will receive study and reference materials for this multi-week course. It 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, which is 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.

    Online Photography Training

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    (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: $145.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: 9988

    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:

    Pro Photographer

    COMPLETELY REVAMPED - MORE COMPREHENSIVE - NOW INCLUDES COMMERCIAL, WEDDING, AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT!

    The PERC Photography School Professional Photographer Certification 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 Professional Photographer Certification program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online.  The online program is perfect for clients anywhere outside of our instructor-led service area in NC. Benefits of both programs are as follows:

    • Created by a Certified Master Photographer,
    • 5 Star Google reviews by actual students and clients,
    • Learn at your OWN pace,
    • Exclusive Training Materials,
    • private tutoringComprehensive, real-life tested!,
    • Contact us for group training rates,
    • Flexible training schedule,
    • Core Program covers the basics,
    • Optional Electives cover related specialty training, 
    • Take up to nine months to complete the program,
    • Includes 10 hours of training, interactive feedback, and email responses,
    • Your instructor is always just an email or phone call away!,
    • All students receive interactive or on-site feedback about their images,
    • Online sessions use streaming video so your instructor is right there with you, wherever you are!,
    • Includes Certification Exam (a $399 value), Website Certification Seal and Certificate of Completion for your office, 
    • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans, Workbook & Training materials.

    Our Core Program covers:

    • Basic, Intermediate & Advanced training,
    • Composition (Basic & Advanced),
    • Filters,
    • Lenses by activity,
    • Aperture,
    • Shutter (including dragging the shutter),
    • ISO,
    • Interaction between Aperture, Shutter & ISO,
    • Depth of Field,
    • 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,
    • Memory Cards,
    • Computer Workflow,
    • Reflectors,
    • Diffusers,
    • Equivalent Exposures (EV Shooting),
    • Using Ambient Light,
    • Using TTL Internal Flash,
    • Flash Exposure Compensation,
    • White Balance,
    • Color Temperature,
    • How to Protect & Clean Lenses,
    • How to Clean Sensors,
    • Official Copyright Information,
    • Why and How to Update Firmware.

    Optional Electives include:

    • Weddings & Events,
    • Food,
    • Sports / Action,
    • Product,
    • Macro & Close-up,
    • Fashion,
    • Posing,
    • Artwork, Sculpture & Paintings (2D & 3D),
    • Flash (Wireless / Off Camera Flash),
    • Portraits,
    • Sports Portraits,
    • Editorial / Documentary,
    • Boudoir / Nudes,
    • Studio Lighting,
    • Studio Management / Business / Legal,
    • Marketing & Advertising,
    • Sports / Action,
    • Headshots,
    • Green Screen,
    • Photo Restoration,
    • Landscapes & Panoramas,
    • Colorization,
    • Nature / Wildlife / Birding,
    • HDR (High Dynamic Range).

    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: $1199.00

    Date:

    Address:
    PERC Photography School
    5017 Elaine Avenue
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    27616
    United States Map and Directions

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    Dental

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    COMPLETELY REVAMPED & UPDATED WITH NEW TOPICS & TECHNIQUES

    The PERC Certified Dental Photographer program is perfect for dentists, hygienists, and dental students who need 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, malpractice, expert testimony, 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. The online program is perfect for clients anywhere outside of our instructor-led service area in NC. Benefits of both programs are as follows: PPS-002-mouth3

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer and experienced dentists,
  • 5 Star Google reviews,
  • Learn at your OWN pace,
  • Provides far more knowledge than typical Dental School programs, 
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Comprehensive, real-life tested!,
  • Contact us for group training rates,
  • Flexible training schedule,
  • Core Program covers the basics,
  • Optional EPPS-004-photo2lectives cover related specialty training, 
  • Take up to three months to complete the program,
  • Includes 6 hours of training, interactive feedback, and email responses,
  • Your instructor is always just an email or phone call away!,
  • All students receive interactive or on-site feedback about their images,
  • Online sessions use streaming video so your instructor is right there with you, wherever you are!,
  • Includes Certification Exam (a $199 value), Website Certification Seal and Certificate of Completion for your office, 
  • Includes all e-Books, Lesson Plans, Workbook & Training materials.

  • If needed, will recommend photography gear, tailored to your budget or other needs (such as breadth of photography coverage you want to provide in your practice.) PPS-003-mouth4

    For best results you should have a camera with Aperture Priority and Manual settings, and a wide angle lens.

    Our Core Program covers lighting, mirrors, lenses, computer workflow and camera settings to achieve the images you desire. It also covers Depth of Field (DoF), Close-up and Macro photography basics, white balance and more.

    Optional Electives include Headshots (front and both profiles focusing on mouth and jawline, studio lighting, umbrellas, reflectors and external flash); and Editing for Marketing.

    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
    5017 Elaine Avenue
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    27616
    United States Map and Directions

    Available Spaces: 9999

    Photoshop

    COMPLETELY REVAMPED & UPDATED WITH NEW TOPICS & TECHNIQUES

    The PERC Photography School Essential Editing Certification: Photoshop Edition covers all the essentials to get you editing like a pro as quickly as possible. 

    The PERC Photoshop Certification Program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. The online program is perfect for clients anywhere outside of our instructor-led service area in NC. Benefits of both programs are as follows:

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer who has used Photoshop to edit hundreds of thousands of photos,
  • 5 Star Google reviews,
  • Learn at your OWN pace,
  • Concentrates on essential editing techniques and tools,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Comprehensive, real-life tested!,
  • Contact us for group training rates,
  • Flexible training schedule,
  • Core Program covers the basics,
  • Optional Electives cover related specialty training,
  • Take up to six months to complete the program,
  • Includes 8 hours of training, interactive feedback, and email responses,
  • Your instructor is always just an email or phone call away!,
  • All students receive interactive or on-site feedback about their images,
  • Online sessions use streaming video so your instructor is right there with you, wherever you are!,
  • Includes Certification Exam (a $199 value), Website Certification Seal and Certificate of Completion for your office,


  • IMG_0143 46 copyOur Core Program covers:

  • Setting Preferences for Maximum Use of Your Computer's Resources
  • Interface,
  • Menus,
  • Option Bar and Modifier Keys,
  • Blend Modes,
  • Brushes,
  • History,
  • Filters,
  • All Photo Editing Tools, their Techniques & Settings
  • Non-destructive Editing 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 Speed KeysIMG_8568


  • Optional Electives include:

  • Gradations,
  • Type and Basic Design,
  • Focus Stacking,
  • Panoramas,
  • High Dynamic range (HDR),
  • Compositing
  • 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
    5017 Elaine Avenue
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    27616
    United States Map and Directions

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    Lightroom

    COMPLETELY REVAMPED & UPDATED WITH NEW TOPICS & TECHNIQUES

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

    The PERC Essential Lightroom Certification Program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. The online program is perfect for clients anywhere outside of our instructor-led service area in NC. Benefits of both programs are as follows:

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer,
  • 5 Star Google reviews,
  • Learn at your OWN pace,
  • Concentrates on essential editing techniques and tools,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Comprehensive, real-life tested!,
  • Contact us for group training rates,
  • Flexible training schedule,
  • Core Program covers the basics,
  • Optional Electives cover related specialty training,
  • Take up to four months to complete the program,
  • Includes 5 hours of training, interactive feedback, and email responses,
  • Your instructor is always just an email or phone call away!,
  • All students receive interactive or on-site feedback about their images,
  • Online sessions use streaming video so your instructor is right there with you, wherever you are!,
  • Includes Certification Exam (a $199 value), Website Certification Seal and Certificate of Completion for your office,
  • IMG_4282-2-270-storeIncludes all e-Books, Lesson Plans, Workbook & Training materials.


  • Our Core Program covers:

  • Library Module
  • Develop Module
  • Print Module
  • Computer Workflow
  • Interface
  • Tools
  • Menus
  • Destructive vs. Non-destructive editing
  • Presets
  • History
  • Documentary and Creative Editing2020-0005-IMG_1414
  • Setting Preferences
  • 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
  • Importing & Exporting


  • Optional Electives include:

  • Map Module
  • Book Module
  • Web Module
  • Slideshow Module


  • 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
    5017 Elaine Avenue
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    27616
    United States Map and Directions

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    Video / Cinema

    BRAND NEW PROGRAM!

    The PERC Photography School Video / Cinema Certification covers all you need to get you shooting like a pro as quickly as possible, whether you use a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or camcorder. 

    The PERC Video / Cinema Certification Program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. The online program is perfect for clients anywhere outside of our instructor-led service area in NC. Benefits of both programs are as follows:

  • Created by professional videographers & cinematographers,
  • 5 Star Google reviews,
  • Learn at your OWN pace,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Comprehensive, real-life tested!,
  • Contact us for group training rates,
  • Flexible training schedule,
  • Core Program covers the basics,
  • Optional Electives cover related specialty training,
  • Take up to nine months to complete the program,
  • Includes 8 hours of training, interactive feedback, and email responses,
  • Your instructor is always just an email or phone call away!,
  • All students receive interactive or on-site feedback about their images,
  • Online sessions use streaming video so your instructor is right there with you, wherever you are!,
  • Includes Certification Exam (a $199 value), Website Certification Seal and Certificate of Completion for your office,


  • Our Core Program covers:

  • Aperture,
  • Shutter (Iris),
  • ND Filter,
  • Depth of Field,
  • Zoom (Digital & Optical),
  • Chroma Sub Sampling,
  • Frame Rates,
  • Lenses (auto and manual focus, parfocal),
  • Compression,
  • Image Stabilization,
  • Dolly shots,
  • Boom / Crane shots,
  • Zolly shots,
  • OTS shots,
  • Pedestal shots,
  • Reveal shots,
  • Composition: extra wide to very tight


  • Optional Electives include:

  • Drone,
  • 360 Degree,
  • Scriptwriting,
  • Storyboarding,
  • Steady Cam devices,
  • Gimbals (standard and programmable).


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    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: $999.00

    Date:

    Address:
    PERC Photography School
    5017 Elaine Avenue
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    27616
    United States Map and Directions

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    Premiere

    BRAND NEW PROGRAM!

    The PERC Photography School Essential Editing Certification: Premiere Edition covers all the essentials to get you editing like a pro as quickly as possible. 

    The PERC Essential Premiere Certification Program comes in two versions: Instructor Led and Online. The online program is perfect for clients anywhere outside of our instructor-led service area in NC. Benefits of both programs are as follows:

  • Created by a Certified Master Photographer who has used Photoshop to edit hundreds of thousands of photos,
  • 5 Star Google reviews,
  • Learn at your OWN pace,
  • Concentrates on essential editing techniques and tools,
  • Exclusive Training Materials,
  • Comprehensive, real-life tested!,
  • Contact us for group training rates,
  • Flexible training schedule,
  • Core Program covers the basics,
  • Optional Electives cover related specialty training,
  • Take up to eight months to complete the program,
  • Includes 12 hours of training, interactive feedback, and email responses,
  • Your instructor is always just an email or phone call away!,
  • All students receive interactive or on-site feedback about their work,
  • Online sessions use streaming video so your instructor is right there with you, wherever you are!,
  • Includes Certification Exam (a $399 value), Website Certification Seal and Certificate of Completion for your office.


  • Our Core Program covers:

  • Setting Preferences for Maximum Use of Your Computer's Resources,
  • Interface,
  • Menus,
  • Importing media,
  • Organizing assets into bins,
  • Editing and trimming video,
  • Using markers,
  • Editing audio and multi-camera footage,
  • Working with stills,
  • Adding effects,
  • Manipulating clip speed,
  • Correcting color,
  • Adding titles,
  • Sharing and exporting your project


  • Optional Electives include:

  • Media Encoder,
  • Audition.

  • 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: $1199.00

    Date:

    Address:
    PERC Photography School
    5017 Elaine Avenue
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    27616
    United States Map and Directions

    Available Spaces: Unlimited