Day 2 - Naples, Cameos and Pomepii
Typically, when cruising, the ship arrives at each port early in the morning. Then you have an entire day to tour the area around each port. However, Costa Cruises used a different formula for this cruise. Instead of spending the entire day, we often arrived at noon and spent the afternoon in port, or we arrived early in the morning, then the ship departed in the early afternoon.
Since we were on a MacMania cruise, classes were held when we were at sea.
Our first day at sea found us sailing toward Naples, with our arrival scheduled for about 1:00 p.m. One of the frustrations about the classes is that two or more classes are held in different locations at the same time. It is often difficult to choose between the session. Fortunately, on this cruise, we had to make a choice only a few times.
The first class of the trip was Mastering Your Inbox, taught by Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline, a video podcast. I have subscribed to it for several years. Don and I are both a part of the MacLevelTen media group and we are both a part of the MacJury, so we had become friends a while ago. I heartily recommend his podcasts.
Eventually, the audio from most of the class sessions from the cruise will be available on the InSight Cruises News-es audio podcast. However, in the meantime, much of the material Don presented will be used in his ScreenCastsOnline videos. I certainly learned some new information in his session. His main points were:
• Why you need to control your email habits
• How to process your email faster and more effectively
• Using filters and rules to automate repetitive work
• Techniques for managing your email addiction
• Meet your new best friend: the delete key
• Why it’s OK to switch off your email and when to do it!
The second class session was Digital Photo Workflow: Shoot and Edit Like a Pro! by Lesa King. She gave us pointers to make get better photos and showed us easy retouching techniques. Much of the information she shared can be found on her Web site, The Graphic Reporter. Again, eventually you will probably be able to hear her sessions on the InSight Cruises News-es. podcast
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