East Coast School 2023

Photographic Workshops

Image by Kimberly Smith

Registration Now Open
June 19-22, 2023

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 through January 20th at midnight and $695 thereafter.  Non-members may register starting January 20th for $695.  Registration includes all four days of learning, lunch each day, and all evening shootouts and events.

Meet Our 2023 Speakers

Spend Four Full Days with The Instructor of Your Choice

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Scott Detweiler

Epic Images that Stand Out

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Megan Pettus

Reels, Stories, Tik Tok & More

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Kimberly Smith

Painting with Photoshop

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David Davies

F-Stop: Back to the Basics

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Teresa Porter

Creating a Senior Business You Love

Seminar Location

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

The room block is now open.  Rooms are $129 + tax while they last.  Reserve your room early!

Schedule of Events

Sunday June 18th
6pm  |  Registration Opens
8pm Until  |  Meet and greet in lobby bar

Monday June 19th
8am  |  Opening Welcome
9am-12pm  | Class with instructors
12-1:30 Lunch provided
1:30-5pm Class with instructors
5pm-7pm Dinner on your own
7:00pm  |  Social hour shootout with models

Tuesday June 20st
9am-12pm  | Class with instructors
12-1:30 Lunch provided
1:30-5pm Class with instructors
5pm-7pm Dinner on your own
7:00pm  |  Social hour shootout with models

Wednesday June 21st
9am-12pm  | Class with instructors
12-1:30 Lunch provided
1:30-5pm Class with instructors
5pm-7pm Dinner on your own
7:00pm  |  Closing Party with Stylus DJs

Thursday June 22nd
9am-12pm  | Class with instructors
12-1:30 Lunch provided
1:30-3:30pm 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)