Tim Walker: Wonderful Things

A group of Photography and Textile students, across year 11-13, travelled to London to visit the V&A Museum earlier this week to see the magnificent Tim Walker Wonderful Things show. The trip was a great opportunity for the students to feel inspired and to gather useful primary research for their projects, through viewing the work of a contemporary practicing fashion-photographer and the chance to take … Continue reading Tim Walker: Wonderful Things

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

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

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

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

Photography Lesson 2: 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