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.

BEYOND SELFIES: TAKE AWESOME CELL PHONE PHOTOS & VIDEO

Android or Apple – it doesn’t matter! Have fun learning to take awesome photos and videos using your cell phone. Learn about aperture, shutter, ISO, exposure, composition, settings, White Balance, presets and modes, special effects, flash, ambient light, add-on accessories and more. Lots of hands-on practice included!

We will cover:

  • The Exposure Triangle:
  • Aperture
  • Shutter
  • ISO
  • Shooting Modes:
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual Mode
  • Timer
  • Grids
  • Ratios & Resolutions (Photo & Video)
  • Composition
  • Camera Settings
  • White Balance
  • Watermarks
  • Artificial Horizon
  • Presets
  • Flash
  • Ambient Light
  • Histogram
  • Manual Focus (Peaking)
  • Metering Modes

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: $30.00

Date: September 26, 2019

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

Available Spaces: 15

MACRO MAGIC! (303)

extreme-macro-waspHands-on training using a multitude of gear and techniques. We supply a lot of suitable subjects, or you may bring your own. Remember to bring your gear. 

Experience life-size (or greater) photography from 1:1 to 12:1 or even 18:1. Discover all the new worlds in miniature present in everyday items!

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  • Depth of Field,
  • Lighting,
  • Rails,
  • Tripods,
  • Reversing rings,
  • Stacking rings,
  • Bellows,
  • Helicoids,
  • Extension tubes,
  • Tele-extenders,
  • Macro lenses,
  • Focus Stacking techniques,
  • and more.

Accessories such as reversing rings, reversed lens UV filters and related items are available for sale at the workshop for Canon and Nikon cameras. Quantities are limited. You may pre-order items for Sony, Panasonic, Fuji and other cameras.

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.)

Photos are (c) their respective owners.

Price: $145.00

Date: September 28, 2019

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

Available Spaces: 8

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: BASICS PLUS

If you received a digital camera as a recent gift or have one going unused in your closet, then this eight hour course is the ideal way to enhance your photographic skills while having fun. Unlike other in-person basic photography training in the area, this class is strictly limited to provide you with more one-on-one time with the instructor! Take your photography to the NEXT LEVEL!

All you need is a DSLRs, Mirrorless or Point & Shoot camera with Aperture Priority (A or Av on your mode dial) and Shutter Priority modes (S or Tv on your mode dial)and a lens.  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 achieve better exposures,
  • how to avoid redeye,
  • color space,
  • white balance settings,
  • and more.

You will also learn about:

  • digital noise (and how to minimize it),
  • 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 homework images in class, which is also the best way to learn how to avoid mistakes and correct them if they occur. Q&A sessions augment the lecture and homework assignments.

Saturday sessions run from 9 AM to 11 AM and 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM on two consecutive weekends. Evening sessions run for four weeks from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

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: $60.00

Date: October 5, 2019

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

Available Spaces: 10

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: BASICS PLUS

If you received a digital camera as a recent gift or have one going unused in your closet, then this eight hour course is the ideal way to enhance your photographic skills while having fun. Unlike other in-person basic photography training in the area, this class is strictly limited to provide you with more one-on-one time with the instructor! Take your photography to the NEXT LEVEL!

All you need is a DSLRs, Mirrorless or Point & Shoot camera with Aperture Priority (A or Av on your mode dial) and Shutter Priority modes (S or Tv on your mode dial)and a lens.  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 achieve better exposures,
  • how to avoid redeye,
  • color space,
  • white balance settings,
  • and more.

You will also learn about:

  • digital noise (and how to minimize it),
  • 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 homework images in class, which is also the best way to learn how to avoid mistakes and correct them if they occur. Q&A sessions augment the lecture and homework assignments.

Saturday sessions run from 9 AM to 11 AM and 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM on two consecutive weekends. Evening sessions run for four weeks from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

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: $60.00

Date: October 20, 2019

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

Available Spaces: 9

BEYOND SELFIES: TAKE AWESOME CELL PHONE PHOTOS & VIDEO

Android or Apple – it doesn’t matter! Have fun learning to take awesome photos and videos using your cell phone. Learn about aperture, shutter, ISO, exposure, composition, settings, White Balance, presets and modes, special effects, flash, ambient light, add-on accessories and more. Lots of hands-on practice included!

We will cover:

  • The Exposure Triangle:
  • Aperture
  • Shutter
  • ISO
  • Shooting Modes:
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual Mode
  • Timer
  • Grids
  • Ratios & Resolutions (Photo & Video)
  • Composition
  • Camera Settings
  • White Balance
  • Watermarks
  • Artificial Horizon
  • Presets
  • Flash
  • Ambient Light
  • Histogram
  • Manual Focus (Peaking)
  • Metering Modes

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: $30.00

Date: November 9, 2019

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

Available Spaces: 15