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About peacecamera

Local, Independently Owned, Camera Store in Raleigh, North Carolina. We carry a large selection of camera gear for both film and digital cameras. We have a large variety of digital cameras (including used film cameras), and camera equipment and supplies. We carry products for both the amateur and professional photographer.

Fall Peace Camera Print Contest Announcement!

The theme of our next print contest is “Fall”, take that however you’d like and run with it. We had a wonderful turnout for our first print contest with over 30 submissions. There is no entrance fee required and we encourage photographers of all skill levels to submit work. Portraits, still life, and landscapes are all welcome as long as the “Fall” theme is followed. Submissions due date is December,20,2014.

Rules and Requirements

We will be having a single guest judge to decide the winner. Prints MUST BE FRAMED & READY TO HANG. Metal prints and photos on solid substrates are exempt from the framing requirements but must be able to hang.  The size of the frame and print may not exceed 16×20 inches. All prints must have the owners contact information so we can get the print back to the owner. Only one print will be accepted per person.


1st Place: $150 Peace camera gift card

2nd Place: $75 peace camera gift card

3rd Place: $25 Peace camera gift card

4th place: you get a pretty ribbon

Speedlight Lighting for Indoors and Out

We had overcast, slightly drizzly weather for our Speedlight Clinic with photographer Bryan Rierson, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the four students who came to learn how to better use their flashes. Thanks to Bryan Gaines and Kristen Walters for their assistance and whatnot.

Next class will probably be an indoor studio portrait lighting clinic during the winter months, with another speedlight clinic once it warms up in the springtime. Stay tuned!

Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 5.54.47 PMThanks to Jim Burke for the awesome picture!

Used Full Frame Bonanza!

Lately folks have been upgrading their full frame camera bodies and trading in lots of great stuff. We currently have a couple of Nikon D600’s, aD800, a D800E, a D700, a Canon 6D, and even a Canon 1DX used in stock!! If you’ve been dreaming about going full frame, come on down and check these babies out. They’ll be going fast!

Speedlight Lighting Class October 12th


Do you need to learn how to use your on-camera flash?  Are you shooting weddings or location portraiture using natural light, but want to be prepared to handle adverse lighting conditions? Or are you just tired of the snapshot look of your pop-up flash and you want to add a speedlight to your bag of tricks?

We’re pleased to announce our newest class- Speedlight Lighting for Indoors & Out, taught by local commercial photographer Bryan Rierson.  This 3 hour class will be held on Sunday, October 12th from 2PM to 5PM at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Cost is $125 per person, and space is limited so pre-paid registration is encouraged.  Please call the store (919)836-2222 or come by to register.

This class will be appropriate for all DSLR users, but equipment demos will focus on Nikon and Canon speedlights. Students should bring their camera and speedlight so they can follow along and shoot during demos.  Participants should have a  solid understanding of Photo 101 (ISO, shutter speed, f stop, flash synch) prior to class.

We will start indoors in a classroom setting, demo indoor lighting techniques, then move out into the gardens to demo outdoor techniques.  Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather of the day, and don’t forget some sunscreen and/or a hat!

Map of JC Raulston Arboretum

Nikon D5000’s Class

Wednesday October 1st at 7pm.

This class will be a photo 101 class applied to the Nikon D5000, D5100, D5200 and D5300.  Basic controls as well as the fundamentals will be covered.  Please call or stop by the store to sign up and pay for the class.  Space is limited.  Price of the class is set at $75.