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

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!

RIC student photographs for Kent Life magazine

Last term A-level Photography student Lizzie Bradshaw was commissioned to photograph the Rochester Cathedral Trust reception, featuring the Countess of Wessex amongst its guests. Not only did she rise to the challenge, but Kent Life magazine filled most of its account of the event with her photographs. A great success for all involved, and invaluable practice for Lizzie. There is no better way of learning about photography than first-hand experience. Continue reading RIC student photographs for Kent Life magazine

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

‘Shooting people as they walk out the door’ – Tricia Yourkevich, BBC Photographer, visits RIC

Tricia Yourkevich has one of the busiest schedules and tightest deadlines of any photographer. She is currently the picture editor and photographer for BBC Audio and Music, having cut her teeth on BBC iPlayer when it was in its infancy (anyone remember a time before iPlayer?) We are living in a visual, image-lead world, and Tricia’s job is to make sure anything that is promoted online as … Continue reading ‘Shooting people as they walk out the door’ – Tricia Yourkevich, BBC Photographer, visits RIC

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

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