Apple wants to show consumers how its devices – including Macs, as well as mobile devices like iPhones and iPads – can be used to create art. Specifically, its latest pushback at the dated concept that mobile devices aren’t tools for creation, the company is planning to host a series of workshops in Apple stores that will teach people how to shoot professional-quality images with their iPhones, how to sketch and draw using iPad and Apple Pencil, and more.
The effort is part of Apple’s revamped “Start Something New” campaign, which is now running in the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., Vietnam and other countries around the world.
As a part of this effort, Apple has also published an online gallery featuring various artworks created using Apple products like the iPhone 6s, Apple Pencil, iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and even Apple Watch; hardware and accessories like Pencil by FiftyThree, MeFOTO Sidekick360, and olloclip Active Lens; along with apps, like Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop Express, Darkroom, Union, NightCap Pro, Filmic Pro, Final Cut Pro, and Procreate.
On each artist’s page, there are details about their process, the tools they use (including hardware and software), and various photos of the artist at work.
The site, reports CNET, is meant to inspire other artists as to what sort of creations can be made using Apple devices.
Meanwhile, Apple’s in-store workshops will be aimed at those with varying levels of expertise, from amateurs to pros looking to further improve their existing skill set.
“We’ll 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,” Apple told CNET in a statement. “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.”
This isn’t the first time that Apple has run a campaign like this, however, as the blog MacRumors points out. For example, the company ran nearly the same program last year, first beginning in Japan, then expanding to the U.S. and elsewhere.
At that time, Apple also hosted an online gallery featuring works of art including photography, painting and sketches, while also highlighting the artists themselves and their stories.
The online gallery live today is a bit hard to navigate, but you can visit the individual artist pages from the list below (via MacRumors):
- Painting fluid landscapes by Lu Jun, China
- Painting with dots by Lieu Nguyen, Vietnam
- Chasing wild vistas by Emma Phillips, Australia
- Illustrating nature through its details by Tiffany Bozic, USA
- Drawing with light by Darren Pearson, USA
- Shooting from a new perspective by Bernhard Lang, Germany
- Visualizing the power of gravity by Greg Barth, UK
- Cultivating a different kind of rose by Kahori Maki, Japan
- Composing a sense of wonder by Jake Sargeant, USA
- Seeking color in the streets by Brian Lotti, USA
- Capturing the texture of movement by William Hundley, USA
The workshops will be held in all Apple stores, but you’ll need to check your local stores for dates and times.
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Source:: Tech Crunch