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

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

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

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

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