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

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




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 - 9:30AM - 4:30PM

A complete introduction to camera operation, this workshop combines classroom instruction with an opportunity for hands-on application and feedback. This super condensed "crash course" covers topics like: 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, February 2nd and receive $10 off!

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

Registration for this workshop is now closed. Check back soon for new dates.

Thank you to all who participated!



SATURDAY, March 24, 2018 - 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Photoshop isn't just for professionals anymore. This beginner-friendly class will introduce students to Adobe Photoshop, 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, March 9th and receive $10 off.

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Thank you to all who participated!


coming up THIS SATURDAY!

Creating a Conceptual Body of Work (lEVEL II)

saturday, APRIL 14, 2018 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

Come and learn from award-winning photographic artist Erika Masterson. Working with a model, you will learn her techniques for creating a "story of expression" that you can apply to your own personal vision and photography. This workshop includes hands on shooting and image editing, and an introduction to using and arranging props in a studio environment. Come create your own story and see how your life experiences can translate into beautiful art. 

instructor: Erika Masterson

Cost: $70 Register by Friday, April 6th and receive $10 off.

Schedule: Please read below for Erika's description of the day's planned activities.

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Thank you to all who participated!

  Bella Flora , from the series  Dream Synergy , © Erika Masterson

Bella Flora, from the series Dream Synergy, © Erika Masterson

  • Introduction to Workshop & Studio

9:30am - We will meet in the classroom and I will present a slideshow of my images and talk about where my ideas came from. We will also go over my process of starting a new fine art project. Then we will talk specifically about images from Sara's Sojourn and Dream Synergy (my very first project). I will explain how those images were created. Then hopefully each one of you will have an inspiration/idea of what you want to create.

Next we will go into the studio and photograph for your ideas. I will show you how I photograph the people I intend to blend into the nature images. We will also talk bout how you can more easily blend images together with advanced planning. Then everyone will have a chance to photograph with a model(s) to bring their personal ideas to life.

{Break for lunch}

  • Editing Session

1:30-4:30pm - We will begin to create our art. I will show you how I blend an image and apply the finishing touches while you are loading your images onto your      laptops or computers in the classroom. I will do my best to help you choose the best photographs/natural imagery to blend with your portraits. We will conduct a small review and show everyone's finished piece before we close for the day.  Hope you can come join us for a great day of learning and sharing inspiration! - Erika Masterson

NoteThis workshop requires you to bring a camera and source images. You must also know the basics of Adobe Photoshop to participate.

  Light in Darkness , from the series  Sara's Sojourn  © Erika Masterson

Light in Darkness, from the series Sara's Sojourn © Erika Masterson

In my work, I revisit our relationship with nature. I am attracted to the vulnerability of the human spirit and the spiritual trials we all go through, which some of us know we are in and some do not. I am intrigued by the inner battle of complete submission of losing ourselves and our physical trappings to this world and gaining a new life. I am fascinated by the power and beauty of life physically and spiritually. And even when we physically leave this earth our legacy remains.” - Erika Masterson

Components of this workshop:

  • Learn the "key" words that describe your style & vision.
  • Gathering ideas and props.
  • Photographing with models.
  • Creating your "vision" with selective editing/blending.



Interested in more details?

Call (386) 506-4569 or email for more information or to register.