Classes

 

PwL-03PERC Photography School offers award winning photography classes that have been independently judged to be superior to offerings from nationally acclaimed universities.

Since we deal solely with digital photography and photography related software, our course materials focus like a laser and deliver only what you need, when you need it, at affordable prices.

Our comprehensive curriculum teaches you the “why” as well as the “how” when we train you in the Art, Science and Business of Digital Photography™.

Our full range of beginner to advanced, amateur to professional courses, and our Certification programs are available at our training facility in Raleigh, NC or online. We generally keep class sizes small so that we can provide personalized service to everyone, regardless of skill, knowledge or equipment levels.

A limited selection of our Instructor-led classes and workshops are also available through the NCMA in Raleigh, Wake Tech and other venues. See below for NCMA joint offerings and the Wake Tech site for others.

To see what is currently being offered by PERC, see below.

PRIVATE TUTORING - Any Subject, Software or Gear

We offer Private Tutoring services for amateur photographers of any skill level at our location - or yours. We customize the training to your specific wants and needs, skill level and equipment in advance of the session. No time is lost answering other people's questions and there are no delays while waiting for other people to catch up.

Our private tutoring (one-on-one) is the fastest, most cost effective way to learn anything about digital photography, editing software or your specific camera or flash. Private tutoring is available for all our topics and disciplines. Just enter your areas of interest in the Text Box when registering.

Sessions are $115 per hour for a single hour session or $85.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum (contiguous hours.) If you want an off-site session you must call us at 919 576 5331 for your specific travel fee.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions.  (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

To register for a private tutoring session simply click here.

 

Price: $170.00

Date:

MENTORING for PROS

MENTORING FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS - Business, Marketing, Sales, Infrastructure, Web & More

Field Workshops from PERC Photography School

Arc de Triomphe - Paris

Our mentoring services - for professional photographers and videographers -  full time or part time, novice or highly seasoned - are your secret strategic weapon to help you stay ahead of the competition in this ever changing, highly competitive field. We customize the services to your specific wants and needs.

All mentoring services are strictly confidential. They are based on our staff's combined 100+ years of photography knowledge and experience gained from running our studios on both coasts. Combined our studios have annual sales in the low 7 figures, and cover a wide variety of photography discplines from fine art to senior portraits at high schools with over 600 seniors each.

Sessions are $300 per hour for a single hour session or $200.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. A 3 hour block of time is even more cost effective, going for only $175.00 per hour. VIP Mentees (on annual retainer) have the lowest fees overall and have premium access to us 365 days a year. Blocks of time can be used at once or in multiple sessions / phone calls / emails etc. We keep track of the time used so you do not have to do so.

Mentoring can be done in person at our location or yours, or via text / phone / email / video conferences.  It can be done during client shoots and meetings as well. We do the legwork for you and get the answers you need while you manage the daily operations of your business. If you want an on location session you must call us at 919 576 5331 or email us here for your specific travel fee.

Mentoring sessions may be attended by all members of your staff, part-time or full time.

We can help you in the following areas:

  • Business pre-planning & setup
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Market selection (weddings, seniors, etc.)
  • Marketing
  • Pricing
  • Products
  • Branding
  • Sales
  • Negotiating training
  • Professional memberships
  • Portfolio review and critique
  • Trade shows
  • Web hosting
  • Web design
  • Web back end services
  • Online sales
  • Credit card provider info
  • Studio design
  • Gear selection
  • Automation
  • Hiring and training staff
  • More

Just enter your areas of interest in the Text Box when registering.

By registering for this event I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with all Terms and Conditions.  (Click on the preceding link to read Terms and Conditions in a new window. When done reading them, close the window and complete your registration below.)

To register for a Mentoring Session, simply click here.

Price: $0.00

Date:

CAROLINA BALLET PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP (423)

THE PLANETS

Featuring epic mobiles by Durham artist, Guy Solie, and mesmerizing choreography by Co-Artistic Directors, Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael, The Planets will take you on an exciting out-of-this world journey. Set to Gustav Holst’s monumental orchestral suite, this ballet will leave you breathless! This program will also feature George Balanchine’s Apollo.

This workshop will be in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

You will learn how to take the most demanding images - high speed, fluid action in low light situations! By using our shortcut techniques you will not only build a great portfolio of images for your viewing and display pleasure, but also you will be able to apply the learned skills to ANY indoor sports activity, dance recital, play, orchestral performance and more.

The session will begin with a review of the necessary camera settings and photographic techniques, followed by the chance to photograph the dancers as they go through their paces.

Immediate feedback:

Between acts your images will be reviewed and critiqued so you can keep progressing throughout the event. 

This opportunity is STRICTLY LIMITED to the first three registrants.

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: November 20, 2018

Address:
Duke Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
27601
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Available Spaces: 0

CAROLINA BALLET PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP (423)

LOVE IN THE TIMES OF THE DAY - WORLD PREMIERE

Robert Weiss presents a new ballet based on paintings by Czech artist, Alfonse Mucha. Weiss came across the series of paintings while visiting an art gallery in Prague and was inspired to bring them to life through ballet. Working with a specially commissioned score by J. Mark Scearce expressly for renowned pianist, William Wolfram, this is a ballet for lovers just in time for Valentine’s Day. The program will also feature Time Gallery, Weiss’ collaboration with Pulitzer prize-winning New York based composer, Paul Moravec.

The workshop will be held at Fletcher Opera Theater in Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh.

You will learn how to take the most demanding action images - high speed movement, fluid action in low light and rapidly changing lighting situations! Open to ANY skill level photographer with a camera that has Shutter and Manual settings.

You will not only build a portfolio of great images for your viewing and display pleasure, but also you will be able to apply the learned skills to ANY indoor sports activity, dance recital, play, orchestral performance and more.

The session will begin with a review of the necessary camera settings and photographic techniques, followed by the chance to photograph the dancers as they go through their paces.

Immediate feedback:

Between acts your images will be reviewed and critiqued so you can keep progressing throughout the event. 

This opportunity is STRICTLY LIMITED to the first three registrants.

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: January 30, 2019

Address:
Duke Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
27601
United States Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

CAROLINA BALLET PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP (423)

AN EVENING OF BERNSTEIN & ROBBINS - COMPANY PREMIERE

To celebrate the 100th birthdays of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, icons of classical music and ballet, as well as Broadway, we will be reviving their Fancy Free - the ballet that changed American dance forever. This work was also the genesis of the Broadway show and Hollywood movie, On the Town. For the first time ever, we will present Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun set to the music of Claude Debussy.

The workshop will be held in the Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh.

You will learn how to take the most demanding action images - high speed movement, fluid action in low light and rapidly changing lighting situations! Open to ANY skill level photographer with a camera that has Shutter and Manual settings.

You will not only build a portfolio of great images for your viewing and display pleasure, but also you will be able to apply the learned skills to ANY indoor sports activity, dance recital, play, orchestral performance and more.

The session will begin with a review of the necessary camera settings and photographic techniques, followed by the chance to photograph the dancers as they go through their paces.

Immediate feedback:

Between acts your images will be reviewed and critiqued so you can keep progressing throughout the event. 

This opportunity is STRICTLY LIMITED to the first three registrants.

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: March 6, 2019

Address:
Duke Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
27601
United States Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

CAROLINA BALLET PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP (423)

MONET IMPRESSIONS

Join us for an evening of dance inspired by the famous paintings of Claude Monet featuring Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Picnic on the Grass and Robert Weiss’ The Gardens of Giverny. This beautiful homage to the great French painter features the evocative music of his compatriots Chausson, Debussy, and Poulenc. Originally commissioned in 2007 by the North Carolina Museum of Art this two-part ballet has everything a dance lover could wish for: a story ballet based on Monet’s life to open and a sweeping impressionistic second act based on his famous garden paintings.

The workshop will be held in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh from 7 PM until approximately 10 PM.

You will learn how to take the most demanding action images - high speed movement, fluid action in low light and rapidly changing lighting situations! Open to ANY skill level photographer with a camera that has Shutter and Manual settings.

You will not only build a portfolio of great images for your viewing and display pleasure, but also you will be able to apply the learned skills to ANY indoor sports activity, dance recital, play, orchestral performance and more.

The session will begin with a review of the necessary camera settings and photographic techniques, followed by the chance to photograph the dancers as they go through their paces.

Between acts your images will be reviewed and critiqued so you can keep progressing throughout the event. 

This opportunity is STRICTLY LIMITED to the first three registrants.

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: $175.00

Date: April 10, 2019

Address:
Duke Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
27601
United States Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

CAROLINA BALLET PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP (423)

SWAN LAKE

We close out our 21st Season with one of the most popular story ballets of all time. Swan Lake is an enchanting fairy tale that tells the story of a beautiful swan princess cursed to live as a swan until she can find true love. Set to one of Tchaikovsky’s greatest scores, Robert Weiss’ version is truly spectacular!

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC BY THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE TRIANGLE.

The workshop will be held in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh.

You will learn how to take the most demanding images - high speed, fluid action in low light situations! By using our shortcut techniques you will not only build a great portfolio of images for your viewing and display pleasure, but also you will be able to apply the learned skills to ANY indoor sports activity, dance recital, play, orchestral performance and more.

The session will begin with a review of the necessary camera settings and photographic techniques, followed by the chance to photograph the dancers as they go through their paces.

Immediate feedback:

Between acts your images will be reviewed and critiqued so you can keep progressing throughout the event. 

This opportunity is STRICTLY LIMITED to the first three registrants.

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: $175.00

Date: May 15, 2019

Address:
Duke Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
27601
United States Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3