Apple Club Class Plans

Gary Bross

On Jan. 9 Gary T. and Sidney S. held the first of two classes on iPhone Photography, which included photo formats, image sensors, capacity, file sizes, Apple Watch interface, and organization and labeling of photos, including albums and folders. The class was held in the Cottonwood Phoenix Room of the newly remodeled Computer Learning Center. A record 45 members attended.

On Feb. 6 Sidney S., Gary T., and Gary B. will hold the second of the two classes on iPhone Photography. After brief photo-taking instructions and some tips and tricks, we will do a walkabout where we put what we learned to use. From the classroom, we will walk to Cottonwood’s North Lake, about 100 yards past the tennis courts. There, with the lake and other attractions, we will put to use our knowledge of various camera modes, composition, etc., and take some photos. Then back to the classroom to edit and critique our work. This class will run an hour and a half. Class size is 40 max. Register for the class by visiting the website.

On Jan. 26 the Getting Started with iPad class was held at the Apple Store at the Chandler Fashion Center. This was a basic/refresher class with the iPad—learning to navigate, set up system preferences, and learn apps such as Safari, Maps, etc., and favorite tips.

On March 6 and April 3, Applications Built Into Your Apple Device classes will be held in the Cottonwood Phoenix Room. Apple builds in many apps that we often ignore or take for granted, including Finder, Reminders, Calendar, Music, FaceTime, App Store, and many others. We will refine the list as we approach the class dates. I just wanted to give you an idea of where we are going. Register for the classes on the website.

Register for classes by visiting the website Then, under “Upcoming Events,” click on the “Details” of the event to find the date, time, and place of the event, and then follow the instructions under “Register Now” to sign up for the event. Registration is limited due to room size, nature of the discussion, and health safety concerns.

We continue to offer our question-and-answer, problem-solving service. Just submit your issue or question to email address [email protected], and we will reply to you, usually within a few days.

We are always open to new people helping to keep the club active and interesting. There are several open spots on the website, so please let us know if you are able to help.

Our club’s mission is to provide a forum that is educational, supportive, and fun—where we can all learn how to get the most from our Apple devices, regardless of our knowledge level. We are a no-fee club, and our objective is to remain so. As always, we continue to invite new members.