Pro Photographer




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.

If you are looking for a more affordable option that covers the fundamentals needed for a professional photographer, consider the PERC Pro Photographer Accreditation Program.

 The PERC Professional Photographer Certification program comes in two versions: Online and On Location/Classroom.  The Online program is perfect for clients anywhere outside of our On Location 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 up to 14 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,
  • Streaming video so your instructor is right there with you, wherever you are!,
  • Includes 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 and light gathering capability,
  • 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),
  • 360 Degree Sphere Shooting™,
  • Using Ambient Light,
  • Using TTL and Manual 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,
  • Weddings & Events,
  • Marketing & Advertising,
  • Pricing & Contracts,
  • Environmental Portraits & Head Shots,
  • Flash (On & Off Camera),
  • Studio Management / Business / Legal,
  • Commercial (Product, Sports, Landscapes, Macro).

Optional Electives include:

  • Food,
  • Sports / Action,
  • Fashion,
  • Posing,
  • Artwork, Sculpture & Paintings (2D & 3D),
  • Sports Portraits,
  • Editorial / Documentary,
  • Boudoir / Nudes,
  • Studio Lighting,
  • Green Screen,
  • Photo Restoration,
  • Panoramas,
  • Colorization,
  • Nature / Wildlife / Birding,
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range).

Prerequisites: Students must know how to download photos to a computer; upload photos to Dropbox, Hightail, or Google Drive and send a link; and how to use Excel or Google Sheets spreadsheets. Students who do not meet these prerequisites will need to take at least 2 hours of Private Tutoring before starting the certification program. Current Private Tutoring rates will apply.

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