Interview: Photographer Cansin Soyer (Turkey)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I was born in 1986 in İzmir, Turkey. In fact, I work in a public institution. Photography is both a hobby and a second job to me.
How and when did you get into photography?
Because my father is a photographer, I'm familiar with the world of photography since my childhood. I've been working for a fashion photographer for ten years.
What does photography mean to you?
The fact that a photograph can freeze time and eternalize it has always impressed me.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I can say it is editorial. For every photoshoot, I envision a strong, cool and attractive female model.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I'm inspired by music sometimes, or by a shoot that I see on the social media.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Actually it usually happens before or during the shooting. It also depends on the model's style, for sure.
Studio, on location or both?
I think both! Both have qualities of their own. You can control the light in studio. You can put the light source at anywhere you want to, and adjust luminosity however you like. What's good about outdoors is that there's already natural light and the setting, both of which can enrich the photography.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I'd like to shoot regardless of income, but payment is like icing, I would say.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Believe me, I just can't pick one! They are all equally meaningful to me.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
The creativity and skill that I see in the photoshoots that I see online.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I have to say Nikon. 🙂 It's always been Nikon since my first camera. My favourite lenses are Nikon's 70-200 2.8, and Sigma's 35mm 1.4 Art Series.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
I would tell them to keep on shooting. They can achieve what they want by learning and applying what they have seen, and by experimenting on their own. I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity.