The Southeast Museum of Photography offers a variety of programs and educational courses for people of all ages, year round. Age limits and group sizes vary by program. For more information or to register for any of our programs contact us.


Photo of a boy holding a camera raised to eye. He is standing in front of a white backdrop with the words "Digital Photo Academy stamped on the upper right side of the image.

SUMMER SESSION: july 15 - 26, 2019

This two-week, intensive digital photography program places an emphasis upon learning fundamental skills, enhancing perceptual abilities and building a beginner's portfolio. Students are introduced to a wide range of photographic styles.

Participants complete the program with a portfolio, and their best images are included in an exhibition in the museum's Youth Gallery Space. Geared for ages 14-17 years.

Interested in seeing what it's all about?

Check out highlights from summer 2018:

Click here to view highlights and gallery images!

 Click here for a registration form for our 2019 session!

Click here for our copy of our Academy Guidelines/FAQ.

Click here for a Daytona State College campus map.

community education workshops

select saturdays, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Photograph of a group of people sitting in a classroom setting. Everyone is seated behind a computer. View of the back of their heads as they look forward at an image projected on a screen.

The Southeast Museum of Photography offers a number of seminars and workshops designed for adults of all ages and skill levels. These workshops are for individuals who wish to learn more about photography, but may not necessarily wish to pursue it as a career.

Workshops can include topics such as the preservation of family photographs, archiving and cataloging, basic digital camera operations and composition techniques, and even intermediate to advanced lighting and editing techniques.Due to limited space, advance registration and payment is required.

Click here to see past workshops.





Veterans are provided with free art materials, and classes are structured so that with each new concept or medium to explore, participants can create and finish a complete work of art. These small-group sessions allow veterans to meet and learn from professional artists, to discover and cultivate their own talents, and to transform their experiences through the thoughtful and therapeutic form of self-expression. 

* Check online or call for updated session dates. Participants meet at the Southeast Museum of Photography, located at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

These classes are open to all veterans in the county, but registration is limited.

Click here for more information.

Family photo fun days!

Family Photo Fun Days feature free activities designed for children ages 6-13 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Come visit the museum and explore new ways of seeing and creating!

Click here for more information.

Two young girls in a ballroom smiling and facing the camera, one is holding a balloon.

DSCF8109 copy.jpg

Shoot and share


This program gives teens an opportunity to photograph as a group while receiving feedback and advice on camera exposure and composition techniques. There is no charge for this program, but participants are expected to bring their own cameras and arrange for their own transportation. Spaces are limited, so registration is required in advance along with a completed off-campus field trip form.

Sook Jin Jo credit Michael N. Meyer.jpg

aca at smp

master artist lecture with sook jin jo

Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. ACA Master Artist Sook Jin Jo, will deliver a public lecture on her work and residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Korean-born, New York-based artist Sook Jin Jo has produced works that reveal abiding interconnected thematic concerns—space and form, destruction and rebirth, material and spiritual, life and death. Jo has exhibited internationally and has been the subject of 34 solo exhibitions in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

The appearance of Sook Jin Jo is made possible by Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artists-in-Residence Program and the generosity of ACA supporters.

Click here for more information.



Art Speaks: voices from the community

This lecture series is designed to engage the community—especially young and emerging artists—by presenting a wide array of guest speakers and professional photographers to the public. 

Through a blend of artist talks, demonstrations, slideshows and even workshops, this program offers audiences the opportunity to learn about—and discuss in detail—aspects of photography, image-making and potential career opportunities.

Not only is this a supportive learning experience, but also a platform to recognize and celebrate the incredible talent in our local community.