JAM / Romney Resource Centre – Photography Course

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JAM / Romney Resource Centre – Photography Course2018-12-10T19:17:49+00:00

Photography Course 2019

Open Evening: Thursday 13th December, 6.30 – 8.30 pm, Romney Resource Centre, New Romney

In January 2019, JAM on the Marsh and the Romney Resource Centre (RRC) will begin the second year of its exciting photography collaboration, giving 16-25 year olds the opportunity to take part in a weekly photography club, led by Susan Pilcher on Sunday mornings.  Students participating will have the opportunity to gain a Bronze Arts Award which is a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Once a month, additional mentorship will be provided by two of the UK’s leading photographers, Justin Sutcliffe and Tristan Fewings.  Students will learn a new range of techniques and processes whilst focusing on specific monthly themes. Each monthly theme will have a session with a guest mentor and a photo shoot e.g. the Sound Mirrors in Greatstone, portrait photography of an actress/model, shooting live theatre.  This will culminate in a public exhibition within the JAM on the Marsh multi art festival, 4th – 14th July 2019.

If you are interested in enrolling on the course we are holding a final open evening at the Romney Resource Centre, where you can grab a cuppa and have a chat with our course leader, previous students and the the JAM and the RRC teams.

To register your interest check out upcoming events on the Romney Resource Centre Facebook page or contact Shannon on 01797 367 455 or shannon@romney-resource.co.uk

Open Evening: Thursday 13th December, 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Address: Romney Resource Centre – Unit 4, Mountfield Road, New Romney, TN28 8LH

Photography Course Leader: Susan Pilcher

New Romney based photographer Susan Pilcher has had two successful Marsh at Night Exhibitions in JAM on the Marsh: 2017’s, Marsh at Night and 2018’s, Unidentified Fotographed Objects. She recently had a hugely successful, month-long exhibition at the Romney Marsh Visitors Centre called Romney Marsh… It’s Written In the Stars

Susan’s love of photography started at school, when she passed her GCSE photography during her lunch hours.

Susan’s speciality is night photography. Her techniques include creating a range of effects such as orbs, steel wool spinning and light painting,  using torches, Christmas lights, coloured sweet wrappers and steel wool under the Romney Marsh star filled skies and landscapes.

She is photographer to the Mayor of New Romney and is a contributor to Shutterstock, Getty Images and other stock agencies

Susan has been leading the photography course since January 2018 with additional mentorship from Tristan Fewings and Justin Sutcliffe. Susan hopes to pass her love of photography to young, local people.

Guest Mentor:  Justin Sutcliffe

Justin Sutcliffe is a renowned photojournalist who has spent the past two decades documenting the people, places and events of global significance.  Traveling to more than 70 countries he has brought the reality of overseas conflict to a wider western audience.  Justin’s photographs have been published in some of the world’s most influential magazines and news-media.  Awards and exhibitions have included the prestigious World Press Photo and Taylor Wessing contests. Justin had his third JAM on the Marsh exhibition in 2018 in which he captured faces in unexpected objects and places.

Guest Mentor: Tristan Fewings


Tristan Fewings was born and grew up in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire; a country boy at heart, his early interest in wildlife and nature led him to photograph landscapes and birds. He got his first camera at 12. His first picture was of his dog. His second frame was of a Mute Swan at the local lake. This was the beginning of a love for photography. He shoots exclusively with Getty Images, specialising in fashion and entertainment; covering a wide range of assignments from Cannes and Venice film festivals to working backstage at Milan and Paris fashion weeks.