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.

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. Space is limited so sign up today! Geared for ages 14-17 years.

Interested in seeing what it's all about? Check out highlights from summer 2017:

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community education workshops - spring 2018

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.

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The Southeast Museum of Photography is pleased to offer a new series of art classes at no cost to our local veterans.  Veterans will be provided with free art materials, and classes are structured so that with each new concept or medium to explore, participants will create and finish a complete work of art by the end of each session. These small-group sessions, ten in total, will 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. 

Classes start on Thursday, February 15, 2018 and continue through November, meeting once a month on selected Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Participants will 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.

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Family photo fun days!


SATURDAY, February 24, 2018 - 1:00 - 3:00pm

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!

Due to limited space, pre-registration is required at least 24 hours in advance.

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


SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

 St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Photo by Joe Campanellie. A group of alligators lifting their heads out of the water, one has its mouth open 

This program gives teens an opportunity to photograph as a group while receiving feedback and advice on camera exposure, composition techniques and troubleshooting on location. 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.


Registration for this event is now open.

The Princess Place Preserve is located at 2500 Princess Place Preserve, Palm Coast, FL 32137

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.


ART SPEAKS engagements

 ©Erika Masterson,  Life Boat, 2017    Awarded: 2017 Co-Jurors Choice by Joyce Tenneson - The Intimate Portrait

©Erika Masterson, Life Boat, 2017

Awarded: 2017 Co-Jurors Choice by Joyce Tenneson - The Intimate Portrait


Community lecture and book signing with Jayanti Seiler

Thursday, March 8, 2018     5:30 - 7:00pm

Jayanti Seiler's Of One and The Other explores the complexity found in the diverse relationships between animals and humans from points along a spectrum spanning the fine line between adoration, lifesaving, and exploitation. 

erika masterson: a creative journey

thursday, april 5, 2018 - 5:00-6:30pm

"With my photographs, I hope to evoke an awareness of one’s own journey. And to unveil the ethereal beauty of our souls, at the deepest level. I hope to inspire the viewer to look deeper into ones-self and make that quiet connection."

Erika Masterson is a fine art photographer in Satellite Beach, FL. After receiving her degree in photography from the Southeast Center for Photographic studies in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1990, she has been working as a commercial portrait photographer for the past 20 years in California and Florida. In recent years Erika has expanded her Art including many exhibits and awards. Amongst her many accomplishments, her quiet and soulful images have been published in numerous magazines such as Black and White Magazine 2014 & 2017, Silvershotz Magazine, Shots Magazine, 5×5 Magazine, Victoria Magazine 2000 & 2016, Bella Grace Magazine, Raine, Shadow & Light and In-Style Magazine. Erika recently has images being sold around the world on greeting cards with Palm Press.