As if a visit to the Apple store couldn’t get any more fun, the innovative company will now be offering free 1-hour photo workshops starting this month. The campaign is called Start Something New, and highlights the experience of creating beautiful art using Apple products and apps. The workshops will show people a new perspective on photography, offering tips to further enhance their technique as well as presenting a useful guide for first time Mac users. It’s a great way to get started if anyone had a slight curiosity about creating works of art with the products they use on a daily basis.
The workshops offer a range of different topics, not only catering to photographers and videographers. Here are a few that Apple enthusiasts might be interested in: Mac Basics, Discover Apps for Apple Watch, and Share Your Ideas with Keynote for Mac.
For photographers, here’s a short list of the workshops that will reel you in: iPhone Photography, iPhone Videography, and Perfect Your Photos on Mac.
Reservations for the offered workshops are now LIVE. Head over to the Apple site to see where you can start.
Additionally, Apple JUST launched two brand new workshops for 2016 that are not yet listed on their site: Shoot More Artistic Photos with iPhone, and Sketch, Draw, and Paint with iPad. For registration, you can check your local Apple Store page for availability. See the details provided by Apple below:
Shoot More Artistic Photos with iPhone
Bring your iPhone along for this hands-on workshop. We’ll teach you how to shoot photos more creatively and help you try out various accessories and techniques—like long exposure for light trails, using Time-lapse to show progression, or getting up close with nature using a macro lens. Then, we ‘ll explore artistic ways to adjust and edit your photos, so you can create a work of art, find your style, or just improve your skills.
Sketch, Draw, and Paint with iPad
Bring in your iPad and we’ll practice basic techniques for sketching, drawing, and painting. Use your own pencil or we’ll supply one for you to try. We’ll go step-by-step as we sketch together as a group and build our own gallery of artwork. Then, you’ll get time to put your new skills to work on your own project. This is an all-levels workshop—seasoned illustrators are welcome to partner with beginners and share techniques.
On Thursday, Jan. 7, Apple will be hosting a special event at their West 14th Street store with five artists from the Start Something New campaign. We’ll see you there!