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Community Workshops
The Southeast Museum of Photography’s workshops are designed for adults of all ages and skill levels. Due to limited space, pre-registration and payment is required at least 24 hours in advance. Call (386) 506-4569 or visit for more information.


Saturday, February 27th / 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Basic Concepts of Digital Photography
An introduction to DSLR camera operation, composition, exposure controls, resolution and file formats. This full-day workshop combines classroom instruction with an opportunity for hands-on application and feedback.
Cost: $70.00 Register by Monday, February 15th and receive $10.00 off!
Instructor: Angela Biggs

*Requires travel:
This workshop meets at the News-Journal Center and ends at the Daytona State College main campus.

March 10th,11th,12th - 3 Day Workshop (Click for schedule)
March 13th - Image review / critique and special slide show

Click here for the Press Packet and Shooting Schedule.

Bike Week © Bhothipiti
© Luke Bhothipiti
Daytona Beach is renowned for playing host to some of the world’s most interesting and unique attractions, and through a new series entitled “Documenting Daytona” the Southeast Museum of Photography invites participants to explore these events and document them alongside professional photographers.

The city has become a backdrop for an array of festivals, social gatherings and motor-sports events, including the noisy and unrestrained festivities of Bike Week. Every March, as many as 500,000 bikers descend upon Daytona Beach, hoping to see and be seen as they parade up and down Main Street. This coming year marks the 75th anniversary of the “World’s Largest Motorcycle Event” and this workshop aims to explore its unique sights and sounds. Join us in documenting the eclectic mix of artisans, motorcycle enthusiasts, musicians and revelers as they thread their way between celebrations on historic Main Street and the Riverfront Park District. Learn to take an active approach, respond to creative possibilities and challenges, and hone your skills to better recognize and capture dynamic content.

This workshop combines classroom instruction with hands-on application and feedback. On the final day, return to the classroom for an edit-and-critique session with our instructors, and prepare a slideshow of your best images. This workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Cost: $175.00 Register by Friday, March 4th and receive $50.00 off!
Instructors: Jennifer Kaczmarek, Luke Bhothipiti
Special Guest: Lola Gomez, Photojournalist, Daytona Beach News-Journal
What to bring: DSLR or mirrorless camera, a variety of lenses, and large capacity memory cards.

*Requires travel:
This workshop meets at the Daytona State College main campus, then alternates between locations (T.B.A) depending upon the planned itinerary. Some flexibility is allowed for spontaneous photographic opportunities.

Saturday, April 2nd / 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Preserving the Past
Participants will be guided through the technical aspects of scanning, cropping, color correcting, working with layers, and saving images for various outputs in order to bring out the best in their digital images. Additionally, learn the steps necessary to carefully restore cherished photographs—learn to repair damage and digitally preserve your photographs for generations to come.
Cost: $70.00 Register by March 25th and receive $10.00 off!
Instructor: Edson Beckett
What to bring: 10-15 personal images, negatives, etc., a flash drive and a notebook.

Saturday, April 30th / 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Image Editing
Participants will be guided through basic digital image editing processes such as image resizing, cropping, color correcting, working with layers, and saving images for various outputs in order to bring out the best in their digital images.
Cost: $70.00 Register by April 15th and receive $10.00 off!
Instructor: Seth Parr
What to bring: 10-15 personal digital files, a flash drive and a notebook.

Saturday, May 14th / 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visual Storytelling "Headlights" © McCartney
Great photographs possess the ability to tell a story or convey a message, thus bringing to mind the adage ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ Though photography is in fact a visual language all its own; it “speaks” to the viewer through the portrayal of its subject matter and its message is universally understood.

This workshop aims to familiarize photographers with the creative tools available to them—such as light, color, shape, expression, etc.—and to encourage their use to better conceptualize their ideas and bring them to life.
Whether it’s accomplished through a single image or through a sequence of frames, this workshop will help participants to tell their own stories as succinctly as possible. By introducing a streamlined workflow, and encouraging a thought process that will pose specific questions (ones designed to assist in identifying a theme or building a narrative) participants will be lable to find the answers necessary to accomplish their creative objectives.

Cost: $70.00 Register by April 22nd and receive $10.00 off!
Instructor: Mercedez McCartney
What to bring: DSLR or mirrorless camera, a variety of lenses, memory cards and a notebook.

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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The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. (Building 1200) Daytona Beach, FL, 32114, (386) 506-4475
Free Admission & Parking

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Exhibitions and programs at the Southeast Museum of Photography are supported in part by Daytona State College, Volusia ECHO and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on the Arts.

Daytona State College prohibits discrimination and assures equal opportunity in employment and education services to all individuals without regard to age, ancestry, belief, color, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, and veteran status. For more details, read our Equal Opportunity Statement or contact: Lonnie Thompson, Chair of the Equity Committee at 386-506-3403 or 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Fl. 32114.