Apple plans in-store workshops on creative image capturing

Apple will host in-store, hands-on workshops in January that will teach consumers at all skill levels how to use a variety of apps to capture images more creatively.

"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 said in a statement to CNET. "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.”

Another workshop offered by Apple aims to inspire iPad artists, teaching techniques for sketching, drawing and painting on tablets. As part of an effort called Start Something New, Apple will post artists' creations in stores and on to inspire others.