East Coast School 2022

Photographic Workshops

Save the Date! June 19-23, 2022

Raleigh, North Carolina

Welcome to East Coast School, A 4-day intensive workshop designed immerse attendees in a deep dive learning environment.  Attendees study with one instructor for four full days which allows them to leave with a firm grasp of the topic of instruction.  Courses are designed to be a well rounded mix of lecture, hands on learning and solid business principals which means students leave with a wealth of knowledge to help take their business to the next level.  

Registration is $595 for PPNC members and $695 for non-members.  Registration includes all four days of learning, lunch each day, and all evening shootouts and events.

Meet our speakers

Spend Four Full Days with The Instructor of Your Choice


Andre Brown


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The Hammons


Jeff Behm

Jeff Behm


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Sandra Pearce



Shannon Toews


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Lori Poole

All Things 101

Pre-Convention Classes

Pre-Convention classes are held on the Sunday before the main curriculum begins. Classes are full day and include one PPA merit.  The cost is $129 for each class.

Dennis & Cheri B&W formal

The Hammons

Print Competition


Jessica Patterson

Real Estate

Seminar Location

Marriott Research Triangle Park
4700 Guardian Dr, Durham, NC 27703
(919) 941-6200

Group Rate $119, book your room by February 18th to get your room rate!

Schedule of Events

Sunday June 19th
9am-5pm  |  Pre-convention Classes
6pm  |  Registration Opens
8pm Until  |  Meet and greet in lobby bar

Monday June 20th
8am  |  Opening Welcome / Keynote
9am-5pm  | Class with instructors
6pm  |  TBD Dinner & entertainment

Tuesday June 21st
9am-5pm  |  Class with instructors
6pm  |  TBD Dinner & entertainment

Wednesday June 22nd
9am-5pm  |  Class with instructors
6pm  |  TBD Dinner & Entertainment

Thursday June 23rd
9am-4pm  |  Class with instructors
4pm  |  Wrap up

Frequently asked qestions

Attendees sign up to learn with one instructor for the entire four days.  You may also sign up for a pre-con class on the Sunday before the convention starts.

The point of East Coast School is to give attendees the most in depth learning experience possible.  For that reason class sizes are kept small. 20-30 people max in each class ensures that you’ll have ample time for questions. Once a class fills, registration will close for that class.

Our host hotel is conveniently located less than 5 minutes from Raleigh Durham International Airport.

You may switch a class at anytime before the event pending there is room in the other class.  If all other classes are full, you’ll remain in your currently registered class.

Once you have registered for the event, you may cancel at any point prior to 60 days and receive a full refund.  Cancellations within 60 days may be transferred to a new attendee  however no refunds will be issued.

Tuition includes all four days of education, lunch each day, and all evening shootouts and activities.

Significant others are welcome to attend all evening events with the purchase of a meal ticket however they will not be able to attend any classes.

Some classes require nothing more than note taking materials while hands on classes may require lights, cameras and more.  Be sure to check the course description for what to bring.

If you’re just starting out then this is the place for you!  You’ll learn more in these four days that you would in months or years with trial and error.

Yes, if you’re a PPA member, you’ll receive 2 service merits.  If you volunteer as a speaker assistant you’ll receive 1 merit per day (max of 3)