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

UPCOMING FALL 2017 CLASSES 

BASIC CONCEPTS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 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 Tuesday, September 26th and receive $10 off.

Registration is open for this event.

 

INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY (Level I)

saturday, OCTOBER 28, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

This is a four-hour, hands-on workshop that will concentrate on a few specific areas to reinforce the techniques needed to shoot through fences, glass and other obstructions to have photos look like they were taken in the wild. Learn to use whatever camera/lens combination you have for maximum enjoyment and efficiency. Course fee included admission price and participants are welcome to stay the whole day.

instructor: jOHN REED

NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP REQUIRES TRAVEL. MEETS AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS.

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

Registration is open for this event.

What to bring: Required: DSLR with ability to control settings manually. Optional: Additional lenses, especially zoom or telephoto, are highly recommended for this workshop.

What to bring:

Required: DSLR with ability to control settings manually.

Optional: Additional lenses, especially zoom or telephoto, are highly recommended for this workshop.

 

IMAGE EDITING FOR BEGINNERS (level i)

SATURDAY, november 4, 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, October 27th and receive $10 off.

Registration is open for this event.

 

into the wild: photo safari experience (Level Ii)

saturday, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 - 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Our special-access photo safari will allow participants to capture spectacular views of the many unique and endangered species at Safari Wilderness Ranch. This expansive, 260-acre wilderness ranch offers close encounters–wandering zebras and Watusi cattle herds cross paths harmoniously with Waterbuck and Red Lechwe as explorers ride by on trucks. Come enjoy a natural adventure and take part in real hands-on interactions with many species that feed directly from the vehicle! Safari Wilderness Ranch is ranked by Fodor's as one of the top 10 safari's in the USA.

instructor: harrison cooney

note: requires travel. This workshop meets at safari wilderness ranch in lakeland, fl.

cost of workshop includes special admission price for extended photo safari.

Cost: $130 Register by Friday, October 27th and receive $10 off.

about safari wilderness:

Safari Wilderness Ranch's exotic animals freely roam 260 acres of grassy plains, girded by an 850-square-mile watershed. Accredited by the Zoological Association of America and licensed by the USDA, the ranch is an agritourism project dedicated to teaching about endangered species through hands-on safaris. You will enjoy a natural adventure while your knowledgeable and experienced guide tours you through the various animal habitats and answers all your questions about the fascinating wildlife found on the ranch.

Safari Wilderness Ranch is ranked by Fodor's as one of the top 10 safari's in the USA.

about harrison cooney:

Harrison Cooney is passionate about wildlife, the environment and helping to save the planet and endangered species for generations to come. Harrison's most fulfilling project to date was formed when he joined forces with his father to create The Wildlife Defenders. It photographically tells the human story of those working behind the scenes and risking their lives daily to protect and defend endangered species around the world.

Click here to learn more about The Wildlife Defenders and his "Art Speaks" lecture at the museum.