We were recently fortunate enough to get a behind-the-scenes look at the work of photographer Enis Hazan who is a mainstay of our social feeds under his handle @hazanenis.
Below Enis shares with us his photography set-up and how he goes about creating the images that we ultimately see at the end of the shooting and editing process.
“I have been a toy photographer for a year or two now, though I have been an action figure collector for 15 years. I never use a phone camera for my shoots simply because I don’t think a lens that small can be as good as an actual camera lens. I’m always jealous of the people who can shoot with DSLR Professional cameras, but I’m too lazy to learn and carry that heavy equipment.
So my companion of choice is a Sony RX-100 MARK 1 with a Carl-Zeiss lens. I like to shoot close-up pictures and mostly the small details, so this camera works great for me. It has a few great features that help me a lot with my photo sessions, so I am pretty happy with it. Most of the time I use a mini tripod to get the best quality in my pictures but holding my breath while shooting, works too! Haha.
I always try to carry some figures with me because you never know when you will find a good location for a toy picture. I even brought my figures to my honeymoon, so that might give you an idea about how committed I am to this hobby. I have learnt so much from the toy community on Instagram and I also thank you for giving me a chance to talk about my work.”
A huge thank you to Enis for sharing a behind-the-scenes look with us and we hope that it has inspired you to keep on upping your game and pushing your skills to continue learning as a photographer. Be sure to keep up to date with all his work over on his Instagram feed and leave a comment below to let us know your thoughts.