Photography is a way of seeing. A Way of Looking at Life, People, Scenes and Objects and an upcoming free two-day workshop presented by CYENS Thinker Maker Space in Nicosia focuses on one of these things. Silvio Rusmigo, freelance documentary and commercial photographer based in Cyprus, will host a workshop on Object Photography on December 9 and 10, and invites photographers, creatives, visual beings and all to join him.
As an established photographer, Silvio has worked with several major brands and tends to work quietly, always producing stunning images. His work addresses subjects that deal with the outdoors, natural and cultural heritage. At the same time, his commission and commercial work share the common theme of communicating the importance of exploring and appreciating aspects of our environment.
His next workshop at CYENS will take place in two parts, Friday 9 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and participants should be able to attend both days of the workshop. Basic knowledge of photography is a plus for workshop participants, although cameras are not essential. Above all, the interest in object photography is what really matters.
“Photographing an object may seem overwhelming to some,” explains Silvio, “to others it may seem a simple and straightforward task. Over these two days we will navigate the nuances that go into this art, overcoming the often confusing problem of equipment, and develop an understanding of how light envelops and renders different materials, shapes and textures. How a certain focal length or the placement of a single light can change the appearance of your object are some of the questions we will answer.
“The aim of the workshop is not to focus on creative still life, but to share the tools and knowledge that I have accumulated while documenting archaeological objects, to be creative in finding solutions to own needs of the participant, whether it is to photograph their own work or to make informed requests of photographers who will do so.
Photographic object with photographer Silvio Rusmigo, in collaboration with CYENS Thinker Maker Space. December 9. 4 pm-7pm. December 10. 10 am-1pm. CYENS Thinker Maker Space, Nicosia. To free. Limited places, registration is required. Facebook event: Object Photography Workshop