Photography Lesson 2: Photograms

GCSE Photography once again utilised the darkroom by experimenting with the art of making photograms. This method, used to great effect by artists such as Man Ray, uses light and photographic paper, with no camera involved in the process. Each student covered their sheet of paper with specifically found objects. By blocking out light, the paper remained white, so as they became more familiar with the process, their … Continue reading Photography Lesson 2: Photograms

Photography Lesson 1: Pinhole cameras

Students on the GCSE and A-level Photography courses hit the ground running this term by bringing in boxes to their first lesson and making them into pinhole cameras. The process required making their boxes ‘light-proof’: painting the insides black and sealing any gaps and holes. An easy way to check for leaks was to take the boxes into the darkroom, turn off the lights, drop … Continue reading Photography Lesson 1: Pinhole cameras

UCAS Design Your Future Fair

This November A level students will get the opportunity to visit the UCAS Design Your Future university fair which is held annually at Olympia, London. Historically, our students have found this an incredibly useful and informative event giving them unique opportunity to talk to representatives from universities and colleges and other organisations about the study prospects available to them within the creative arts and associated … Continue reading UCAS Design Your Future Fair