COMMUNITY EDUCATION COURSES

classes for all ages and skill levels

The Southeast Museum of Photography offers workshops that are designed for adults of all ages and skill levels.      Get started with a new set of skills or develop your knowledge further with tips and techniques from professionals.   Due to limited space, pre-registration and payment is required at least 24 hours in advance. To register for a workshop, please contact Christina Katsolis by phone at (386) 506-4569 or by email at Christina.Katsolis@DaytonaState.edu.

Contact us today and begin your creative journey at the Southeast Museum of Photography!

what our participants are saying:

I took the all-day introduction to digital photography workshop. It was great! Even though I’ve been taking photos for many years, I was able to use the information I learned to take even better photos. The instructors were patient, knowledgeable, and wonderful. I would highly recommend this workshop.
— Norah Schoenfarber
I really enjoyed the Basic Concepts of Digital Photography workshop. Angela taught me exactly what I needed to move forward and gain a better understanding of my camera. I’ve been taking photos in manual mode since the workshop with much success. The Image Editing for Beginners workshop was very informative and fun. Seth has a wonderful way of teaching so the concepts are easy to understand. I’m looking forward to the next workshop.
— Tom Miller

BASIC CONCEPTS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017 - 9:00AM - 4:30PM

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 sensitivity, shutter speed settings, image quality and file formats, as well as the basic rules of composition.

This workshop is perfect for individuals who have invested in a high-quality digital camera and would like to take the next step–beyond relying on automatic modes–by learning to take creative control to achieve great pictures.

instructor: angela biggs

Cost: $70 Register by Friday, January 13th and receive $10 off.

Registration is closed for this event.

 

IMAGE EDITING FOR BEGINNERS (level i)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Photoshop isn't just for professionals anymore. This beginner-friendly class will introduce students to a program that has redefined the digital image process, and has made creative control of the "digital darkroom" accessible to amateurs and enthusiasts alike. Participants will gradually become proficient at using the various tools and will learn basic editing techniques including–but not limited to–basic 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 image–from subtle manipulation to dramatic enhancements–then this is the course for you.

instructor: seth parr

Cost: $70 Register by Friday, February 3rd and receive $10 off.

Registration is closed for this event.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO LIGHTROOM (Level I)

saturday, march 25, 2017 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool for any digital photographer looking to prepare, edit and organize their photographs quickly and effectively. Learn to sort, tag and create collections using Lightroom's organizational tools. Learn to apply changes to multiple images, fine-tune overall color and lighting, merge images to optimize tonal range, and develop an efficient image-processing workflow. Participants will also see how to start creating customized slideshows and presentations. Utilizing a combination of easy-to-follow exercises and hands-on instruction, this workshop will help you realize the full potential of your photographs and photographic archive.

instructor: jennifer copp

Cost: $70 Register by Wednesday, March 22nd and receive $10 off.

Registration is closed for this event.

 

What to bring: Required: Portable external hard drive or 16 GB (or larger) USB jump drive with your photographs. Optional: Laptop if you would prefer to work on yours (you must have Lightroom installed or a subscription), camera and cable to download images directly to Lightroom or raw images on card.

What to bring:

Required: Portable external hard drive or 16 GB (or larger) USB jump drive with your photographs.

Optional: Laptop if you would prefer to work on yours (you must have Lightroom installed or a subscription), camera and cable to download images directly to Lightroom or raw images on card.

intermediate image editing (level II)

saturday, april 15, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

This workshop is geared towards photographers that have already familiarized themselves with parts of Adobe Photoshop, like the adjustments and some of the basic photo editing tools. This workshop expands upon the concepts presented in the introductory course by exploring more complex techniques along with some useful tips, tricks and features. Delve into Photoshop's more advanced features–learn to apply filters; learn how to use, download and make your own actions; learn how to make accurate, realistic selections (creating, transforming and refining them) as well as how to work with quick mask and the pen tool. Learn how to use the amazing Camera Raw Filter, discover blend modes and how to use them effectively, plus layer masks and more.

instructor: edson beckett

Cost: $70 Register by Friday, April 7th and receive $10 off.

Registration is closed for this event.

 

coming up this week!

a recipe for success: food styling tips and tricks (Level i)

saturday, may 27, 2017 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

This unique workshop is designed for photographers and photo-enthusiasts alike. Participants will learn about the basics of food stying, plus the tips and tricks it takes to achieve the ideal shot. A range of concepts will be explored–including choosing accessories and props to suit various themes–as well as lighting techniques, placement, styling tips and ways to maximize results (using cost-effective and easy-to-find materials) that will result in enticing and impressive images.

Our instructor, photographer Charles Hodges, and guest stylist, Chef Andra Dynese Chisholm, will walk participants step-by-step through their process: the fundamentals of recipe/food selection, prep work, prop styling and finally, getting the signature photograph. Whether you are looking to expand your skill set for future job opportunities or take aesthetically pleasing photographs for a personal food blog, cookbook or simply your own meals–and you want to share it with a larger audience via social media–this workshop is for you!

instructor: charles hodges

guest speaker/stylist: chef andra dynese chisholm

Cost: $70 Register by Friday, May 12th and receive $10 off.

about charles hodges:

For the past fifteen years, from Chicago to Miami, Charles Hodges has been crafting food images for both national and international clients. Kraft Foods, Darden Restaurants, Disney food services, Budweiser, McDonalds, Tony Roma's and Tijuana Flats are among his customers.

Portrait of Andra Dynese Chisholm.

about andra dynese chisholm:

Chef Andra Dynese Chisholm has over six years experience within the culinary/hospitality industry. She received her Culinary Management degree from Daytona State College, where she now serves as Head Baker for their Culinary Program, and has been for the past three years. As a culinary student, she earned an internship with Sherri Meyers, Pastry Chef and owner of The Pastry Studio, and to whom she credits her passion for baking and pastry. She firmly believes that education is an ongoing process. Last summer, she attended the workshop "Innovative Dessert Buffet" taught by Chef Jerome Landrieu, Head Chef of the Chicago Chocolate Academy.