‘Shooting people as they walk out the door’ – Tricia Yourkevich, BBC Photographer, visits RIC

Tricia Yourkevich has one of the busiest schedules and tightest deadlines of any photographer. She is currently the picture editor and photographer for BBC Audio and Music, having cut her teeth on BBC iPlayer when it was in its infancy (anyone remember a time before iPlayer?) We are living in a visual, image-lead world, and Tricia’s job is to make sure anything that is promoted online as … Continue reading ‘Shooting people as they walk out the door’ – Tricia Yourkevich, BBC Photographer, visits RIC

A2 Photography Students in London

The A2 Photography students visited London for the day, taking in the Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, followed by The Photographers’ Gallery in the afternoon. In between they took as many photographs as they could while on the streets, paying particular attention to the people and their surroundings. A curious eye and a fast trigger finger were essential … Continue reading A2 Photography Students in London

Photography Lesson 4: Shutter speed

GCSE and A-level Photography students are currently taking intense lessons in the workings of a camera, so that they can manipulate it to their advantage on future projects. This week they have been experimenting with shutter speed, and finding creative ways of demonstrating the two extremes, fast and slow. Movement is key, whether it is to show time passing, or standing still. Below are some … Continue reading Photography Lesson 4: Shutter speed

Photography Lesson 3: Daylight Photograms

Photograms are traditionally created in a darkroom, with the photographic paper run through the chemicals to produce a black and white image (when using black & white paper). This time, however, the students experimented with taking photographic paper outside and exposing it to natural light. Rather than finding objects to place onto the paper,  they would bring the paper to the natural world and place it … Continue reading Photography Lesson 3: Daylight Photograms

Camera Obscura

The Photography students took part in an experiment to demonstrate exactly how a pinhole camera works. The best way to do this was to literally place themselves inside one, and the most practical way was to convert a room. ‘Camera Obscura’ is Latin for dark room. Documentation of the camera obscura goes back centuries, including detailed ones by Leonardo Da Vinci. However the physics behind how light … Continue reading Camera Obscura