Today we witnessed a partial solar eclipse here in Cornwall.
Both students and staff spent time observing the phenomenon (safely) using various methods.
Here are some images of what we got up to.
You`ve seen what we do and what our students do, so now its time to meet some of the talented folks who run the show.
Today its the turn of our photographic technician – Alex Woodhouse.
Alex is a self taught photographer with a passion for all genre`s. He loves caputring action sports photography, landscapes and everything in between. He is currently working on a project documenting the mining landscape around west Cornwall and his work can been seen on his blog site here.
The photography students are now entering the final stage of their course and before the Christmas break were experimenting with a technique called `Liquid Light`. This light sensitive chemical emulsion can be painted onto almost any surface and then be exposed to light in the darkroom in the usual manner. Here are an example of their efforts.
Head space! Three dimensional lines!
The A Level ‘Study Plus’ life drawing students were ssked to think like the famous modernist sculptor Rodin this week as they were asked to draw contours in space! Unlike Rodin whose works are in bronze or marble, our students were asked to make a three dimensional head in wire. The results range from quite illustrative and playful, to visually intelligent and complex. Often reminiscent of the haptic drawings of Claude Heath shown below.
Great work everyone, ‘Go! Study plus sculptors!’
Students have spent the past few weeks experimenting in the darkroom with traditional photographic techniques.
The slides show an example of some of their photograms created in the darkroom using objects, nature and water.
Next stage is to develop and print from their negatives.
The Extended Diploma students who have chosen to study NCFE Photography are continuing their ex[ploration of alternative photographic processes. This week they have been making Van Dyke prints. As with the Cyanotypes last week the students made their own photosensitive paper by treating Fabriano paper with a mixture of Ferric Ammonium Citrate, Tartaric Acid and Silver Nitrate and used the sunlight to expose their images.