A Level Photography 2019

The arts staff at RIC agree that this was an epic year across all the art subjects taken this year. I was particularly impressed by the level of work produced by the A Level Photography students who showed not only creativity and a superb work ethic, but also a maturity in their vision and artist research. Continue reading A Level Photography 2019

GCSE Photography London Trip

On November 14th The RIC GCSE Photography students went on a trip to London to visit the Cecil Beaton exhibition and 1930s fashion exhibit at the Fashion and Textiles Museum in London as part of their coursework project. They were also encouraged to take photographs of the urban environment for their Art & Design project. First we visited Rochester Castle for a quick run through … Continue reading GCSE Photography London Trip

A Level Photography 2018

Some of the exceptional work produced by this year’s A Level students at RIC. Allanah Whitehead, Charlotte Bendkowski, Ella Barton, Gabriel Tiller, George Marlow, Harrison Fornasier, Harrison Wilson, Ruiqi Wang & Tyra Hartman. Continue reading A Level Photography 2018

‘It’s like being a magician’ – GCSE Photography

Now more than ever photographic manipulation is made easier and more accessible to all, from sophisticated computer programmes such as Photoshop, to Apps on smartphones. However there is still a great deal to learn and a lot to understand in order to ‘get it right’. To produce an image which can amaze, entertain, amuse or bemuse takes preparation and time, and an understanding not just … Continue reading ‘It’s like being a magician’ – GCSE Photography

Cameraless Photography by GCSE Photography students

During the first term, GCSE Photography students are taken back to the beginnings of photography and are set the challenge of creating images without the use of a camera. Not just without digital cameras, but no cameras at all. To begin with, students were guided around the workings of the darkroom. How light-sensitive paper works, how it reacts to light, objects and liquids. How the … Continue reading Cameraless Photography by GCSE Photography students

Photography department end of year show

Summer’s here! The annual RIC Summer Festival takes place tomorrow and a vibrant part of it is the Summer Exhibition featuring work from Visual Arts students: Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles, and Art & Design. Here is a collection of work from GCSE and A-level Photography students. Work from the other departments to follow… Enjoy!   Continue reading Photography department end of year show

Rut Blees Luxemburg talking to RIC Photography students at the Museum of London

London Calling – RIC students meet photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg

The second-year A Level Photography students paid a fleeting afternoon visit to London to see Rut Blees Luxemburg’s exhibition ‘London Dust’ at the Museum of London. Not only that, but the photographer herself met us there to speak about her work. The students are now more than half-way through their personal projects, so to meet and listen to a professional talk about her practice, methods, and … Continue reading London Calling – RIC students meet photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg

No cameras please!

What is the one thing you need most in order to take photographs? A camera? Incorrect! For the first half of this term, seven weeks in all, both GCSE and AS students have been creating images entirely without the use of a camera. Sophisticated and expensive digital equipment has been rejected in favour of old cardboard boxes and black duct tape. Card, curtains, and light-sensitive … Continue reading No cameras please!

End of Year Show 2015 – Photography GCSE and A-Level

The Rochester Independent College Summer Festival takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 24th June, and a major attraction is the annual Visual Arts Department Exhibition featuring work from Fine Art, Photography, Graphics, and Textiles students at both GCSE and A-level. It has been a good year once again, this time with a greater number of students studying Visual Arts subjects. I hope you agree that the standard … Continue reading End of Year Show 2015 – Photography GCSE and A-Level