A-level Photography students visit Tate Modern

The A-level Photography students visited Tate Modern on a crisp and sunny day, making the most of the walk from the National Gallery by taking photographs of some of London’s iconic buildings, as well the vibrant and bustling South Bank. The Tate Modern has a new extension, Switch House, next to the iconic main building and so there is now twice as much artwork to … Continue reading A-level Photography students visit Tate Modern

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

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

End of the line

Changes are coming to Rochester with the imminent opening of the shiny new train station a few hundred metres  from the current one. Those commuting to and from the current station have had their day brightened up for many years by the large paintings by former RIC students which graced the walls along the passageway between platforms. The current station kindly gave permission to RIC Photography students … Continue reading End of the line

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

GCSE Trip to Canterbury

On Wednesday 25th February, GCSE students from Art, Photography, and Graphics enjoyed a day in Canterbury where they observed and recorded everything around them in order to supplement their GCSE exam projects. Aside from walking the streets and taking in the culture and scenery, there was a visit to the Beaney Museum, to view the galleries as well as to look at The Essence of … Continue reading GCSE Trip to Canterbury

Golden time: Film and Photography students visit Whitstable

‘In film and photography the golden hour (sometimes known as the magic hour) is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is warmer and softer compared to when the sun is higher in the sky.’ On Thursday afternoon, November 20th, A-level Film and Photography students took the train to Whitstable for a much-needed change in scenery to use in the development of their coursework … Continue reading Golden time: Film and Photography students visit Whitstable