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
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!
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
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