I’m getting a head start on the March class news, primarily because I have a class coming up on the first!

Class list for March 2014:

Sat., March 1st, from 1-4 pm: iPhotography; Weehawken Ridgway
Sat., March 8th, from 10 am-noon: iPhoto; Ridgway Town Hall
Wed., March 26th, from 5-7 pm: FREE iPhone/iPad Overview; Ridgway Library

REMINDER: for the Saturday classes, I have to ask that you let me know if you’re planning to attend those classes, and if at least 4 people haven’t expressed interest by the Friday before, I’ll have to cancel that class. Unfortunately, I had a couple months last year where only one person (or none) showed up, and I’m afraid that just can’t work for me anymore. I hope you understand!

The details:

 First off, this Saturday, March 1st, at the Weehawken Studio in the Old Schoolhouse in Ridgway (1075 Sherman, on the west end of town), I’m teaching another iPhotography (iPhone photography) class. As so many photographers are learning these days, the best camera is the one you have with you. And with the advent of quality cameras in smartphones like the iPhone, it’s easier than ever to always have a great camera with you. But wait, you say, why are my photos always blurry, or just not that good? I say it’s because you need to learn how to use the device better, and an iPhone isn’t like a regular point-and-shoot camera! So come to this class, and learn how to start getting really good photos out of your iPhone. As a bonus, we’ll spend some time learning about the thousands of camera “apps” available for your device, from the Instagram craze to the more techy HDR realm, and everything in between. Feel free to call me if you have questions about either of those classes (number below). Please sign up with Weehawken very soon if you’d like to attend, or the class might not happen!

 Then, the very next Saturday, March 8th, from 10 am to noon, It’s another session of my popular class: iPhoto on the Mac! Come learn everything there is to know about Apple’s powerful digital image organization/editing program. It’s a new year, so maybe it’s finally time to get your photo library under control, with the added bonus of learning how easy (and fun) the process can be! This class will primarily cover the latest version, iPhoto ’11. Cost for this class is $20, and it will be held at the Ridgway Town Hall. Open to drop-ins (but see note about Saturday classes above), so come if you can!

NOTE! I’m thinking of adding a new class next month: iPhoto on the iPad. Please let me know if you would be interested in such a class, so I can get a sense of whether it would be successful or not.

 Lastly, I will be doing my regular last-Wednesday-of-the-month class at the Library. This month, it’s the FREE Mac iPad/iPhone Overview, on Wednesday, March 26th from 5-7 pm. This class is held in the computer lab. Space is limited, so you have to sign up, and the Library has asked that I handle the sign ups, so give me a call at 970-417-8434 (or drop me an email) if you’d like to attend. (Be aware that first-timers take priority over anyone who has taken the class before, but there are often openings for repeaters).

For the Mac Overview, there are six Macs in the computer lab, so only two of the eight attendees need their own laptops. This class is beginner-oriented, but we cover some different things every month; repeat attendees are encouraged (when there’s room)!

Take care everyone, spring is on the way!