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Community Workshops
The Southeast Museum of Photography's workshops are designed for adults of all ages and skill levels.
Get started with a new set of skills or develop yours further with tips and techniques from professionals.

Due to limited space, pre-registration and payment is required at least 24 hours in advance. For more information, please contact Christina Katsolis at or call (386) 506-4569.


Saturday, February 22, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Level II workshop

This super condensed “crash course” will introduce students to the basics of using a DSLR camera. Topics covered will include: camera functions and capabilities, shooting techniques, and an introduction to digital viewing and editing on the computer. Participants will learn about depth of field, aperture, ISO, shutter speed settings, image quality and file formats, and the basic rules of composition.

Cost: $70.00 (Early registration by February 12th: $60)
Instructor: Angela Biggs
What to bring: camera (DSLR), camera manual, cords/cables, media cards.


9:00am - 12:00pm - Introduction to Basic Principles
A thorough demonstration process will demystify the menu buttons, prepare you for shooting in manual mode,
and provide tips and techniques in order for you to get the most out of your DSLR.

12:00pm -1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm – 4:00pm –Shoot, Review, Edit and Critique
Gain practical hands-on experience by shooting several “assignments” on campus under your instructor’s supervision. Learn to improve your sense of composition, maintain proper exposure, and make creative control decisions in the field. A special critique session will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and to evaluate your work within the context of setting personal goals.

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Saturday, March 1, 1:00 - 5:00pm
Level I workshop

This workshop will cover the basic scanning processes for negatives, slides and photographic images so you can digitally archive and share your family photographs. Learn about image resolution, magnification, exposure type and basic file management techniques. Then you will have time to practice what you learn by scanning and performing basic editing techniques on your own images.

Cost: $35.00 (Early registration: $25.00 on or before Monday, February 17th)
Instructor: Michael Bradtke
What to bring: 5-6 items to scan and edit. Items may include negatives, slides or photographs
(no larger than 8' x 10") (Maximum 10 participants).


Saturday, March 22, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Level I workshop

iphone Phones are no longer just for making calls – they can also be powerful tools for taking photographs anywhere and everywhere you go.

This workshop is designed to help you make the most of the camera on your smartphone. Basic shooting and composition, image editing, photo sharing, and instructions for saving and backing up photographs will be covered. You will also have time to practice taking, editing and sharing your photos during the second half of this workshop.

Note: While you can participate in this workshop with any smartphone, this workshop is geared towards
iphone operations, applications and processes.

Cost: $30.00 (Early registration: $20.00 on or before Monday, March 3rd)
Instructor: Juliana Romnes
What to bring: Fully charged smartphone and USB cord (phone to computer).

Saturday, April 5, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Level I workshop

lesson7 This beginner-friendly course will introduce participants to basic image techniques in Photoshop—a highly refined digital imaging application that has made creative control of the “digital-darkroom” accessible to amateurs and enthusiasts alike. This workshop covers a range of basic editing techniques including—but not limited to—image management, working with layers, resizing images, cropping; color correcting, and saving for various outputs. If you would like to learn a new set of skills and take satisfaction in knowing how to get the most out of your photographic workflow—from downloading images to subtle manipulation to dramatic enhancements—then this is the course for you.

Cost: $90.00 (Early registration: $80.00 on or before Monday, March 24th)
Instructor: Edson Beckett
What to bring: 10-15 personal digital files, flash drive and a notebook. It is suggested that participants feel comfortable on a computer and with basic operations. Source images and an informative packet will be provided.

Saturday, May 17, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Level III workshop


This workshop will focus on the many advanced selection, blending and masking techniques required to create a fully composited image. Learn to apply a variety of effects using layer masks (including quick mask, clipping masks, etc.) various textures and backgrounds, blend modes, and adjustments. Learn to add and apply actions, as well as use other tools and techniques to produce a polished and final composited image.

This workshop will be based on the premise of creating projects using the many techniques, so come prepared with as many images to work with as you can bring. The goal is to complete three separate projects during the workshop.

Cost: $50.00 (Early registration: $40.00 on or before Monday, May 5th)
Instructor: Edson Beckett
What to bring: 8-10 (or more) digital files on a CD or jumpdrive.

Saturday, May 24, 10:00am - 5:00pm *This class has been moved to the fall. New date coming!
Level II workshop - Offsite Location

Instructor: Patrick Van Dusen
Cost: $60.00

Learn to photograph people (individually and in groups) under a variety of indoor lighting situations. Participants will learn to drag the shutter, as well as balance a mixture of ambient light and strobes to enhance the natural scene or to add dramatic effect.


All full-day Saturday workshops include an hour lunch break (participants should bring a bag lunch). Registration and payment can be made at the Museum reception desk in building 1200 during regular gallery hours.

For more information about community workshops, please e-mail Christina Katsolis or call (386) 506-4569.

* Class and Workshop Skill Levels
Level I – Open to all individuals interested in photography with no previous experience.
Level II – Individuals may have a basic understanding of photographic principles but rely on shooting in Program or Auto mode. Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or basic computer skills are necessary.
Level III – Individuals that have had formal training and/or significant experience making, capturing and processing images. Participants feel comfortable using image-editing techniques in Adobe Photoshop.
Level IV – Individuals that have advanced skill and knowledge of photography. Participants are comfortable using/learning advanced image-editing techniques in Adobe Photoshop.

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