Get to know your Digital Camera

Get to know your Digital Camera

13 Dec 2020




13 Dec 2020

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Tutor - Martin Edwards

Saturday 13 December 2020, 11am - 4pm

This workshop is aimed at those who have a camera with settings beyond fully automatic, and who would like to ‘get off auto’ and understand more about what they do and how to use them. You don’t have to be a complete beginner but have a desire to know your apertures from your shutters, and how to get more control over exposure, focus, colour and other settings. This is a practical class, with a mix of learning and practicing in the classroom and going outside to use your skills and knowledge at a location nearby. 

Your don’t need any particular kind of camera, but to get the most from the workshop it should have a mode dial, or menu settings, something like the one in the photo - if in doubt please ask and the tutor will get back to you with advice.

You should bring a spare battery (or a newly charged one if you don’t have a spare), and a printed or electronic manual if possible, as the menu settings do vary between brands and models.


If you would like to be added to a waiting list for this class, please email

Before booking we ask everyone please read our Safety Precautions that are linked here and our updated Terms and Conditions below.  



Participants must be 16 or over.

All students are required to wear a facemask. Those who have an age, health or disability reason to not wear a face covering please email before your class. Please read through our full safety precautions here.

If eligible, discounts must be applied when first purchasing your class and cannot be given retrospectively. Please contact us if the discount code is not working.

All basic materials provided for this workshop (heavier weight papers available at cost price). Please bring an apron or wear clothes suitable for an art studio. You may wish to bring in something to take work home.

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or mental health issue which you feel may affect your participation in your chosen class, please either email or call 0117 906 7606, prior to booking, so we are aware of any needs you may have. If you need to bring a Carer or Support Worker with you to the class, please inform us when enrolling so we can make arrangements. The RWA has disabled access through its main entrance and level access to the cafe and shop on the Ground Floor. There is lift access to the Main Galleries on the First Floor as well as access to the Long Gallery and accessible toilet on the Lower Ground Floor. If you require the use of the Accessible Parking space please contact front desk on: 0117 973 5129.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: We will no longer be giving any cash refunds. If we are unable to hold a course or workshop in the drawing school as a result of an external factor outside of our control, such as a new lockdown, we will endeavour to provide an online version or similar by the Tutor and will not provide an alternative or refund.  In the case that you have COVID-19 symptoms, you would not be able to attend the class, we can offer an RWA gift voucher. If we cancel a course or workshop for another reason, such as tutor sickness, then participants will be offered a different date, course/workshop or RWA gift voucher. 



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