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.

PRODUCT One on One

Product Photography made easy!

One on One training means you:private tutoring

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • may bring your own subjects!
  • may bring your gear if you want to be trained on it!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, lenses, flash, lighting, and other gear. Also tell us the type of products you will be bringing. Prior students have recovered the cost of this workshop in just one or two projects!

    No matter your skill level, you will learn how to:

  • illuminate subjects using inexpensive lights, 
  • position subjects in various ways,
  • easily take 360 degree imagery,
  • use reflectors and diffusers,
  • use accessories like tripods and wired remotes,
  • use a light tent,
  • use platforms,
  • use backdrops,
  • properly set your aperture, shutter and ISO,
  • properly set other camera functions to optimize your photos.
  • Bring your products to photograph, if you have any, as well as your camera, spare batteries and empty memory cards. No need for an external flash or tripod as we provide that gear. (However, you may bring all your gear if you want to use it during the training.) 

    After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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:

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

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    FLASH - ON CAMERA One on One

    On Camera Flash Photography made easy! 

    This workshop is for internal or external (hot shoe) flashes.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash (if external) lenses, lighting, and other gear. 

    No matter your skill level, based on the capabilities of your flash, you will learn how to:

  • use flash exposure compensation,
  • set custom functions for your flash,
  • make the most of TTL mode,
  • use your flash in manual mode for ultimate control,
  • directly control the power of your flash,
  • use various types of diffusers,
  • bounce your external flash,
  • drag the shutter,
  • overcome X Synch Speed limitations,
  • select proper camera modes for flash photography,
  • use second / rear curtain mode,
  • avoid redeye WITHOUT using the redeye function,
  • master fill flash,
  • match flash to ambient light for unbelievable outdoor portraits,
  • cost effectively buy external flash units,
  • use various types of light modifiers,
  • use the Inverse Square Rule,
  • use Multi / Strobe mode,
  • and more!
  • Bring your camera, spare batteries (camera and flash) and empty memory cards. 

    After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    FLASH - OFF CAMERA WIRELESS One on One

    Wireless, Off Camera Flash Photography made easy! 

    This workshop is for use of wireless, remote flashes.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    No matter your skill level, based on flash and flash control system capabilities, you will learn how to:

  • use wireless transceivers and control units,
  • remotely set and use various flash groups,
  • use flash exposure compensation remotely,
  • remotely directly control the power of your flash,
  • set custom functions for your flash,
  • use your flash in manual mode for ultimate control,
  • use various types of diffusers, including umbrellas,
  • drag the shutter,
  • overcome X Synch Speed limitations,
  • select proper camera modes for flash photography,
  • master fill flash using remote flashes,
  • match remote flashes to ambient light for unbelievable outdoor portraits,
  • use the Inverse Square Rule,
  • and more!
  • Bring your camera, spare batteries (camera and flash) and empty memory cards. 

    After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    REAL ESTATE One on One

    Real Estate Photography made easy! 

    This workshop teaches fundamental Real Estate photography techniques.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    No matter your skill level, you will learn how to:

  • properly compose interior and exterior shots,
  • avoid distortion when using wide angle lenses,
  • shoot High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos,
  • take great interior photos without using a flash,
  • avoid parallax issues without using a Tilt-Shift lens,
  • use a tripod,
  • use a wired or wireless remote trigger,
  • work with real estate agents,
  • work with homeowners and landlords.
  • work with renters,
  • and more!
  • Also, you will receive study and reference materials for use before and after your workshop. These materials are valued at $300.00.

    After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    WEDDINGS, ADVANCED - One on One

    Wedding Photography made easy! 

    This workshop, taught by a Certified Master Photographer who has shot hundreds of weddings,  teaches ADVANCED TECHNIQUES for successful wedding and event photography.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn about:

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  • Ceremony Techniques & Gear,
  • Post-Ceremony Techniques & Gear,
  • Getting the Wow! Shots,
  • Posing the Wedding Party,
  • How to Best Use a Second Photographer,
  • How to Best Use an Assistant,
  • Online versus In-Office Sales,
  • Setting Your Packages & Prices,
  • Boudoir Sessions,
  • Advanced Gear Kit Contents (camera bodies, lenses, flash units, bag, etc.)
  • and more!
  • Bring your camera, lenses, tripod, spare batteries (camera and flash) and empty memory cards. 

    After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $200.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    WEDDINGS, BASIC - One on One

    Wedding Photography made easy! 

    This workshop, taught by a Certified Master Photographer who has shot hundreds of weddings,  teaches the basics for successful wedding and event photography.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    No matter your skill level, based on flash and flash control system capabilities, you will learn how to:

    You will learn about:

  • Bridal Elegance Sessions,
  • Engagement Sessions,
  • Pre-ceremony Shooting Techniques & Gear Settings,3_20_20_photography
  • Real Life Tips for Working with Venues,
  • Real Life Tips for Working with Caterers,
  • Real Life Tips for Working with Videographers,
  • Real Life Tips for Working with DJs,
  • Real Life Tips for Working with Event Planners,
  • Real Life Tips for Working with Brides, Grooms & Parents,
  • Making Controlled Candids Happen,
  • Posing the Wedding Party,
  • Basic Gear Kit Contents (camera bodies, lenses, flash units, bag, etc.)
  • Sourcing Album & Print Providers,
  • Contracts, and
  • and more!
  • Bring your camera, lenses, tripod, spare batteries (camera and flash) and empty memory cards. 

    After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    LANDSCAPES & NATURE - One on One

    Landscape & Nature Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level or gear, this workshop teaches how to take awesome landscape and nature photos.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • choose proper shooting modes,
  • understand light,
  • minimize camera shake for long exposure photos,Field Workshops from PERC Photography School
  • meter light for properly exposed landscapes,
  • use a Circular Polarizer,
  • set your camera's picture style for landscapes,
  • use Neutral Density filters,
  • what Hyperfocal distance is and how to calculate it,
  • use a Cokin style filter system,
  • use GRADUATED neutral density filters,
  • set aperture, shutter and ISO functions,
  • make the most of a tripod,
  • shoot great panoramas without a panorama head tripod,
  • use wide angle lenses without distortion,
  • set scale in your photos,
  • achieve proper composition,
  • and more!
  • Bring your camera, lenses, tripod, spare batteries (camera and flash) and empty memory cards. 

    After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    DEPTH OF FIELD - One on One

    Depth of Field Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level or gear, this workshop teaches how to master Depth of Field to achieve awesome Bokeh / stunning soft focus. Depth of Field is one of the major storytelling tools available to photographers. Whether you are shooting documentary style or creative, artistic photography, you have to decide what to include, or exclude in your image as it relates to foreground - subject - background.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn:

  • the three ways to change Depth of Field,
  • to understand light,
  • the differences when shooting with a crop versus full frame camera, meerkat
  • what Circles of Confusion are,
  • things to watch out for when shooting in Aperture priority mode,
  • what Hyperfocal distance is and how to calculate it,
  • and more!
  • Bring your camera, lenses, tripod, spare batteries (camera and flash) and empty memory cards. 

    After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    SPORTS & ACTION - One on One

    Sports & Action Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level or gear, this workshop teaches how to master Sports & Action photography. Freezing motion is one of the major storytelling tools available to photographers. Whether you are shooting documentary style or creative, artistic photography, you have to decide what level of motion blur, if any, is acceptable to properly tell your story.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn:

  • what modes to shoot in,
  • what file sizes and quality to shoot in,
  • to understand light,
  • what the the Fastest Slow Shutter speed is and how to use it,
  • things to watch out for when shooting in Shutter priority mode,
  • what Compression is and how to use it properly,
  •  to easily anticipate and capture peak action,
  • manage shutter lag,
  • to keep your shot count down.
  • to extend your focal length on a budget,
  • sideline and co-photographer etiquette,
  • which camera functions to TURN OFF to ensure more high quality photos,
  • which camera functions to TURN ON to ensure more high quality photos,
  • to position yourself properly for maximum impact images,
  • shutter settings to capture the action properly,
  • useful accessories,
  • and more!
  • Bring your camera, lenses, tripod, spare batteries (camera and flash) and empty memory cards. 

    After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    Event Admission ticket price NOT included if workshop is held at a sporting or performing arts event.
    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:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    REPLACING SKIES & BACKGROUNDS - One on One

    Replacing Skies and Backgrounds made easy! 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches how to effectively and efficiently replace skies and backgrounds in your photos. Using a combination of techniques in Photoshop and Landscape Pro, you will create realistic images that have that WOW! Factor.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. 

    In Photoshop you will learn how to:

  • select areas with the Marquee, Lasso, and Wand tools,
  • utilize the Options Bar,
  • refine selections in various ways,
  • select areas WITHOUT using selection tools,
  • transform selections in size, shape, orientation and perspective,
  • combine multiple selections tools to make the best selection possible,
  • create new layers from selections,
  • apply masks for background extraction,
  • use Blending Modes for easy, incredible effects,
  • use Smart Objects,
  • invert masks,
  • and more!
  • In Landscape Pro you will learn how to:

  • prepare images for a new sky,
  • replace skies,
  • fine tune replacement skies for a more realistic appearance,
  • add and modify clouds,
  • change apparent time of day when the photo was taken,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    Event Admission ticket price NOT included if workshop is held at a sporting or performing arts event.
    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: $170.00

    Date:

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

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    MACRO & CLOSE-UP - One on One

    Macro and Close-Up Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches how to capture life size and close-up images using a wide range of affordable accessories for everyday lenses and macro lenses. Explore the "small" universe in a BIG way!

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • easily (and temporarily) convert your lenses into macro lenses,
  • decide which conversion accessory is best for you,
  • apply Depth of Field tricks to get more of your subjects in focus,
  • set your camera for maximum effect,
  • add light for increased Depth of Field,
  • use a tripod for enhanced imagery,
  • decide which accessories to use and when to use them,
  • use working distance,
  • use minimum focusing distance,
  • buy the best macro lens for your needs,
  • pre-set aperture for dismounted lenses on Canon cameras,
  • use two lenses at once for EXTREME magnification,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    BLACK & WHITE - One on One

    Better Black and White Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level or gear, this workshop teaches you how to turn your photographs into Black and White masterpieces. The solution is NOT your camera's monochrome or Black & White setting. While Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom (Adobe Camera Raw) are used in this workshop, all of the techniques may be used in any suitable equipped photo editing program for PC or Mac - even free ones such as Faststone Image Viewer, GIMP, Dark Table and more. 

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • set ISO, aperture, and shutter functions in camera,
  • utilize the best White Balance setting,
  • adjust luminosity settings,
  • apply curves for ideal contrast levels,
  • extend dynamic range for more impact,
  • adjust levels,
  • adjust blacks and shadows,
  • adjust whites and highlights,
  • deal with overexposure,
  • deal with underexposure,
  • add contrast and clarity,
  • adjust saturation,
  • select areas of an image for localized adjustments,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    DOCUMENTARY - One on One

    Documentary Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you tricks if the trade for stellar documentary photography. From a quick review of your camera's capabilities to using shutter, aperture and ISO in manual mode, you will learn how to properly document locations, events, people and more. 

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • understand light,
  • understand exposure,
  • use internal or external flash as needed,
  • set Picture Styles / Controls properly,
  • set ISO, aperture, and shutter functions in camera,
  • balance between Aperture, Shutter & ISO,
  • use Aperture Priority,
  • use Depth of Field to recreate scenes as viewed,
  • freeze action in a scene,
  • compose in camera,
  • use Shutter Priority,
  • become a great storyteller using your camera,
  • utilize the best White Balance setting,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL - One on One

    Intermediate Digital Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you creative photography and how to use your camera. After a brief review of fundamentals, you will begin shooting more creatively. Best suited for a camera with Aperture and Shutter Priority capabilities. Camera can be a DSLR, mirrorless or advanced Point & Shoot.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • shoot in manual mode,
  • understand light,
  • set ISO, aperture, and shutter functions in camera,
  • balance between Aperture, Shutter & ISO,
  • use the 3 factors that affect Depth of Field,
  • use the "fastest slow"shutter speed,
  • freeze action in a scene,
  • use ISO properly,
  • how to interpret histograms for better exposure and tonal range,
  • how to read your camera’s “dashboard”,
  • clean the sensor – even “self-cleaning” sensors get dirty,
  • set custom white balances,
  • use exposure bracketing,
  • use gray and white cards and targets, 
  • shoot “shake-free” without a tripod,
  • use the various metering modes,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    ADVANCED DIGITAL - One on One

    Advanced Digital Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you advanced photography techniques. After a brief review of fundamentals, you will begin shooting like an accomplished photographer. Best suited for a camera with Manual Mode capabilities. Camera can be a DSLR, or mirrorless.

    You will no longer be bound by your camera’s metering limitations as your finished images will be a truer representation of the scene and your vision, not just a result of some internal camera settings. This course truly blends the art and science of digital photography into one homogeneous whole. Your images will take on a whole new look, with fuller contrast ranges and more vibrant colors and tones.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • pre-visualize your completed, edited photos like Ansel Adams,
  • understand and modify light,
  • understand the way ALL digital cameras handle light,
  • use aperture and shutter to become a master storyteller,
  • use Exposure Values for camera settings,
  • use an updated version of Ansel's Zone System,
  • master dynamic range,
  • increase dynamic range,
  • interpret histograms for better exposure and tonal range,
  • set custom white balances,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) - One on One

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you camera and editing techniques to create just the right HDR look to suit your taste.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • use Manual mode camera settings to create HDR images,
  • use Aperture Priority camera settings to create HDR images,
  • set number of images per sequence,
  • set exposure range between sequence images,
  • interpret histograms for better exposure and tonal range,
  • extend the dynamic range in camera,
  • create HDR images using Photoshop, or
  • create HDR images using PhotomatixPro,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    NC STATE FAIR - One on One

    NC State Fair Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level or gear, this workshop teaches you how to create amazing photos of the state fair from candid captures of the people and the colorful booths, to artistic renditions of the rides and fireworks! Available only during evenings with the NC State Fair is ongoing.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • use Manual mode camera settings to create abstract art images,
  • use Shutter Priority or Manual mode to freeze action,
  • use Manual mode to "drag" the shutter for artistic effects,
  • use a tripod properly,
  • paint with light,
  • capture multiple fireworks bursts
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    Admission to the fair is 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: $150.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    NIGHT & LOW LIGHT - One on One

    Night & Low Light Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level or gear, this workshop teaches you how to create awesome outdoor photos when there is very little available light. Besides your camera and a wide angle lens, a tripod is needed for this workshop. You may rent one from us for the evening.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • meter your exposure when the light is failing,
  • read the histogram in unfavorable lighting conditions,
  • use long exposure times beyond 30 seconds,
  • use a tripod properly,
  • capture saturated images during the Blue Hour,
  • use a GoBo to create in-camera special effects,
  • use wired or wireless trigger remotes,
  • take multiple exposures in the same digital image,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    PAINTING WITH LIGHT - One on One

    Painting with Light Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level or gear, this workshop teaches you how to craft amazing outdoor photos utilizing several different light sources, from external camera flash to flashlights and high-power portable spotlights. Besides your camera and a wide angle lens, a tripod is needed for this workshop. You may rent one from us for the evening.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • light your subject creatively,
  • properly expose the subject,
  • create outlines, names and other patterns,
  • read the histogram,
  • use long exposure times beyond 30 seconds,
  • use a tripod properly,
  • use a GoBo to create in-camera special effects,
  • use wired or wireless trigger remotes,
  • take multiple exposures in the same digital image,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    DOCUMENTARY - One on One

    Documentary Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you the tricks of the trade to capture realistic documentary photos. From a quick review of your camera's capabilities, to using shutter, aperture and ISO in manual mode, you will learn how to properly document locations, events, people and more. 

    One on One training means you:Field Workshops from PERC Photography School

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • understand light,
  • understand exposure,Lake Mattamuskeet
  • use internal or external flash as needed,
  • set Picture Styles / Controls properly,
  • set ISO, aperture, and shutter functions in camera,
  • balance between Aperture, Shutter & ISO,
  • use Depth of Field to recreate scenes as viewed,
  • use Aperture priority properly,
  • freeze action in a scene,
  • compose in camera,
  • use Shutter Priority properly,
  • become a great storyteller using your camera,
  • utilize the best White Balance setting,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    STILL LIFE - One on One

    Still Life Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level or gear, this workshop teaches you how to create images that mimic the still life paintings created by the masters. From a quick review of manual mode shooting, you will learn how to properly light and compose still life imagery. 

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • establish a creative vision of your final design,
  • understand and sculpt light,
  • understand exposure,
  • understand and use ratio lighting,
  • use flash or other light sources as needed,
  • use natural light,
  • use light modifiers as needed,
  • set Picture Styles / Controls properly,
  • set ISO, aperture, and shutter functions in camera,
  • balance between Aperture, Shutter & ISO,
  • use Depth of Field to creative artistic renderings,
  • compose in camera,
  • become a great visual artists using your camera,
  • utilize the best White Balance setting,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    FOODIE DELIGHT - One on One

    Food Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level or gear, this workshop teaches you how to create mouth watering images of your favorite food. After a quick review of camera basics, you will learn how to properly light and compose still life imagery. 

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • establish a creative vision of your final design,
  • understand and sculpt light,
  • prepare a scene,
  • keep food fresh looking,
  • use other tricks for maximum yum, 
  • understand exposure,
  • understand and use ratio lighting,
  • use flash or other light sources as needed,
  • use natural light,
  • use light modifiers as needed,
  • set Picture Styles / Controls properly,
  • set ISO, aperture, and shutter functions in camera,
  • balance between Aperture, Shutter & ISO,
  • use Depth of Field to creative artistic renderings,
  • compose in camera,
  • become a great visual artists using your camera,
  • utilize the best White Balance setting,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    PORTRAITS, ON LOCATION - One on One

    On Location Portrait Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level or gear, this workshop teaches you how to create compelling portraits using natural light, and if desired, on and off camera flash.  

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • establish a creative vision of your final design,
  • understand and sculpt light,
  • use reflectors and diffusers,
  • understand exposure,
  • understand and use ratio lighting,
  • use fill flash,
  • use natural light,
  • use light modifiers as needed,
  • set Picture Styles / Controls properly,
  • set ISO, aperture, and shutter functions in camera,
  • balance between Aperture, Shutter & ISO,
  • use Depth of Field to creative artistic renderings,
  • compose in camera,
  • pose your subject(s),
  • utilize the best White Balance setting,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    SHOOT LIKE ANSEL ADAMS - One on One

    Ansel Adams Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you the techniques behind the fabulous portfolio created by Ansel Adams. After a brief review of fundamentals, you will begin shooting like a famous photographer. Best suited for a camera with Manual Mode capabilities. Camera can be a DSLR, or mirrorless.

    You will no longer be bound by your camera’s metering limitations as your finished images will be a truer representation of the scene and your vision, not just a result of some internal camera settings. This course truly blends the art and science of digital photography into one homogeneous whole. Your images will take on a whole new look, with fuller contrast ranges and more vibrant colors and tones.

    One on One training means you:spiral staircase

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • pre-visualize your completed, edited photos like Ansel Adams,
  • understand and modify light,
  • understand the way ALL digital cameras handle light,
  • use aperture and shutter to become a master storyteller,
  • use Exposure Values for camera settings,
  • use an updated version of Ansel's Zone System,
  • master dynamic range,
  • increase dynamic range,
  • interpret histograms for better exposure and tonal range,
  • set custom white balances,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    STREET - One on One

    Street Photography made easy! 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you how to capture amazingly candid street scenes. After a quick review of your camera's capabilities, you will learn how to easily capture people unawares for that natural look. 

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • understand light,
  • understand exposure,
  • use wide angle lenses discretely,
  • use telephoto lenses discretely,
  • set Picture Styles / Controls properly,
  • set ISO, aperture, and shutter functions in camera,
  • balance between Aperture, Shutter & ISO,
  • use a wireless shutter release,
  • use Depth of Field to recreate scenes as viewed,
  • use Aperture priority properly,
  • freeze action in a scene,
  • compose in camera,
  • use Shutter Priority properly,
  • become a great storyteller using your camera,
  • utilize the best White Balance setting,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    LIGHTROOM BASICS - One on One

    Lightroom Level 1 editing 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you Lightroom basics.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. 

    You will learn how to:

  • navigate the interface,        
  • use performance settings to make Lightroom work better,
  • import files properly,
  • add keywords automatically,
  • export files with various settings,
  • automatically upload files to online printing services,
  • access all the modules,
  • catalog files,
  • automatically backup files,
  • create a workflow that suits you best,
  • use the editing tools,
  • rank or rate images,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    PHOTOSHOP INTERMEDIATE - One on One

    Photoshop Level 2 editing 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you specific Photoshop editing techniques, with a focus on layers, selections and masks.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. 

    You will learn:

  • powerful step-by-step techniques that will make your images POP!,
  • to use the selection tools and their options,
  • to create and manipulate layers,
  • about Smart Objects,
  • to create custom workspaces to speed your editing,
  • to make and use layer masks,
  • about context sensitive menus,
  • cosmetic retouching,
  • performance settings to make Photoshop "fly",
  • how to combine selection tools for ease and accuracy,
  • which tools to NOT use,
  • non-destructive editing techniques, 
  • a professional editing workflow (which order to use the adjustments),
  • how to make memorable Black & White images,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    PHOTOSHOP ADVANCED - One on One

    Photoshop Level 3 editing 

    This workshop teaches you advanced Photoshop editing techniques, featuring advanced editing techniques, compositing and design.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. 

    You will learn:

  • advanced Dodge and Burn techniques,
  • Clipping masks,
  • Type tools,
  • about PSB files,
  • how to semi-automate editing,
  • to use Adobe Camera Raw,
  • about actions,
  • how to design marketing materials,
  • to replace items in a photo,
  • gradients and the gradient engine,
  • Brush engine,
  • Blend modes,
  • FX adjustments,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    LIGHTROOM INTERMEDIATE - One on One

    Lightroom Level 2 editing 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you useful Lightroom teechniques.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. 

    You will learn how to:         

  • use the Develop module more fully,
  • sharpen images,
  • remove ISO noise,
  • add vignettes,
  • crop images,
  • use both types of Curve tools,
  • select between the 7 different contrast adjustment tools, 
  • create Black & White and Sepia images,
  • use the Paint Can,
  • adjust Hue, Saturation & Luminance with the TAT,
  • edit by image attribute,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    LIGHTROOM ADVANCED - One on One

    Lightroom Level 3 editing 

    This workshop teaches you advanced Lightroom techniques. 

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. 

    You will learn how to:         

  • use the Adjustment brush,
  • use the Gradient tool,
  • use the Printing module,
  • use the Web module,
  • use the Book module,
  • use the Map module,
  • do advanced cropping,
  • automatically match exposure to a selected image with one keystroke,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    PHOTOSHOP BASICS - One on One

    Photoshop Level 1 editing 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you basic Photoshop editing techniques.

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. 

    You will learn:

  • to navigate the interface,
  • what tools to use,
  • what tools to avoid,
  • adjusting the Tool bar
  • performance settings to get the most out of PS,
  • non-destructive editing,
  • to create custom Workspaces for faster editing,
  • to use Speed keys,
  • the Menus,
  • the Option bar,
  • Modifier keys,
  • Basic exposure adjustments,
  • about context sensitive menus,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    UNDERSTANDING LIGHT - One on One

    Understanding Light made easy! 

    No matter your skill level, this workshop teaches you how to get the most from ANY camera. World class photographers have learned to see the available light, UNDERSTAND the available light, and adjust their camera settings based on the available light. Without that capability, your photographs will never be the best that they could be. Using proven techniques, you will learn how the camera works so that you can make it do exactly what you want time and time again.  Almost anyone can get a great photo once - by chance. The real trick is being able to repeat success time and time again - and that is what this workshop teaches.

    One on One training means you:

     

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash, lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn how to:

  • see the available light,
  • understand the available light,
  • make adjustments in camera to make the best exposure possible,
  • select the proper mode and settings based on a thorough understanding of how the camera reacts to light,
  • use the best metering mode for any situation,
  • set ISO, aperture, and shutter functions in camera,
  • balance between Aperture, Shutter & ISO,
  • become a great storyteller using your camera,
  • utilize the best White Balance setting,
  • and more!
  • After registering and paying for your workshop, we will contact you to set your workshop's date and time.

    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: $170.00

    Date:

    Available Spaces: Unlimited

    LENSBABIES - One on One

    Lensbabies made easy! 

    Lensbabies can unleash your creativity as no other specialty lenses can do. However, they have a somewhat steep learning curve, coupled with a wide variety of lenses, all of which have different capabilities. Becoming good with Lensbabies can be frustrating!  This workshop helps eliminate the frustration while teaching you to unleash the creativity you were seeking when you bought your Lensbabies in the first place.

    No matter which system you are using, original or composers, drop-in lenses with aperture rings - or the Velvet special effects lenses, you can learn the basics on how to use them artistically. As a bonus - we have almost every lens Lensbaby makes, so you can even experiment with our lenses before buying new ones for yourself! From drop-ins to Velvets to their wonderful fisheye, we have them all!

    This workshop teaches how to master Depth of Field to achieve awesome Bokeh with a stunning soft focus. Depth of Field is one of the major storytelling tools available to photographers where you have to decide what to include, or exclude in your image as it relates to foreground - subject - background. 

    One on One training means you:

  • set the date and start time for your training!
  • enjoy One on One attention from your instructor!
  • enjoy an uninterrupted learning experience!
  • enjoy a personalized learning experience!
  • learn faster and retain more in a shorter period of time!
  • choose between in-person or live remote training!
  • We customize your two hour, One on One experience to your specific wants and needs, skill level, and equipment. Before your session, please email us with your make and model camera, flash lenses, and other gear. 

    You will learn:

  • to pre-visualize your result so you have a workflow in advance,
  • how to insert and remove drop-in Lensbaby lenses,
  • how to determine proper Depth of Field for each subject,
  • How to determine the level of shift needed to achieve your goals,
  • to understand light,
  • how to achieve proper exposure when aperture settings are not passed to the lens from the camera, 
  • the differences when shooting with a crop versus full frame camera,
  • what Circles of Confusion are,
  • things to watch out for when shooting in Aperture priority mode,
  • and more!
  • Bring your camera, lenses, tripod, spare batteries (camera and flash) and empty memory cards. 

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    Price: $150.00

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