UK reseller Rapid Group has announced three free Photography and Design Workshops in July.

The company will be hosting events – designed for photographers, designers and image printers – in London on July 1, Bracknell on July 6, and Birmingham on July 8.

Speakers at the events will include representatives from Apple, Adobe and "leading camera, printer and software manufacturers from the photo and design market," Rapid said.

Photoshop expert Guy Gowan will be there, offering "an overview of the possibilities you probably don't know exist within Adobe Creative Suite". Selected topic highlights include: using RAW image formats; image retouching and manipulation; presentation tips; using Illustrator with Photoshop; and advanced techniques for the latter application.

To attend, call Rapid Group on 0845 330 1600 or register online.

Another key educational date in the Mac user's calendar is also approaching – the Macworld Conference, which takes place in London on May 17-18. This is the first such conference to take place in the UK, and will feature some of the world's leading Mac experts.

Speakers include Photoshop guru Deke McClelland, Colour expert Dr Ross Allen, Macworld contributor Ben Long, Adobe evangelist Peder Engrob, and many more.

A few tickets for Macworld Conference are still available. Full details about it are available here.