In April 2015, Nicola Ann mustered all of her courage to depart from the corporate world and embark on a creative adventure with photography.
Nicola Ann’s love and passion for photography started at Christmas aged 10 when she was given her first Kodak Instamatic camera to capture the bursting scenes in front of her curious eyes. The study of art followed, including an evocative Grand Tour of Europe further inspired by the work of her favourite artists, including Salvador Dali & Michelangelo.
Since 2013, Nicola Ann has been developing the brand, BeanOn Photography, and now specialise in professional Travel Photography, Architectural Photography and Dental Photography.
Coming Soon! Aerial Photography and Aerial Filming by drone. I am in the process of mastering the exceptionally intricate art of being a pilot and producing exceptional architectural footage. So watch this space…
When exploring Nicola Ann uses all of her senses; a pure sensory experience that begs to be revelled in, observed in its finer detail.
The sound of a wave crashing; the many shades of blue and green of the sea, the sky; the smells of an ocean; a wave’s force and foam’s caress on bare flesh; the taste of the salt from my fingers; different textures of beach sand, the accidental crunch of sand between my teeth, the golden, red, white colours of the sand; a child laughing.
A stillness only found in the African bushveld; the crunching of vegetation beneath hiking boots; a wild animal’s roar, buffalo horns crashing together in battle; the colours of the earth, of the bush, the yellow of the fever trees, the feel of its powdered bark in the palm of my hand, the prick of a thorn; a setting ball of fire over the silhouetted scrubland, the sun rising and feel its warmth on my face; the smells of leaves and flowers, a crackling bush fire, the pungent smell of sugarcane burning yet accompanied with a feeling of comfort, the sweet nectar of raw liquid sugar; the aroma of freshly chopped mangoes, coconut, passion fruit; the colours of the fruit each bursting with a different flavour. It is all-consuming, and I permit the currents of life to move within me, inhabit the discovery as a whole; to mingle mind and senses and absorb the beauty of the living into being within me.
Trust Nicola Ann to take you on a journey through her eyes and to relate her feelings. NB: feelings not thoughts. Uneasy for some; natural for her. What better way to keep these memories that can only but leave a warm print on your soul (“The central or integral part; the vital core”)?
Stand out from the crowd and attract new patients with photography that focuses on the feeling of luxury and comfort that are naturally inviting. Move away from displaying sharp tools and boring technology that scare off patients. Let prospective patients feel, “I’ve come to the right place”, before even stepping a foot inside the practice.
Customer service is visually represented by people that appear professional and friendly. Reveal the personality of a happy and approachable team donning great smiles. After all, aren’t you the experts providing the best level of customer service?
I am more than happy to provide tips on how to make a practice photo-ready, by de-cluttering of the surgeries, and both the reception and waiting rooms can be dressed beautifully by adding something as simple as a vase of flowers, as examples.
Please view the photographs taken of my latest Dental Portrait and Practice assignments here.
Images scream louder than words, and exceptional quality images generate revenue!
Such images entice a potential buyer and sell the home in a buyer’s mind even before he or she has set foot on to the property.
Not all agents are professional photographers. I am one, and produce the highest quality photographs for both estate agents and for private sellers.
I use the Nikkor Tilt/Shift (Perspective Control) 24mm lens for all my architectural photography to ensure that all edges are square and that the curving of vertical lines and the “keystoning” effect of tall buildings are both eliminated. As this is all accomplished by tilting or shifting the lens and not by moving the camera, all perspective corrections are done in real time. This minimises post-production editing, as it avoids the need to manually correct the distortion of buildings and rooms that occurs with standard lens, and which in any case never gives a satisfactory result.
By getting up close and personal, I seek out the characteristics and indulgences of a home and also produce imagery that a larger picture tends to hide. An ornate feature of a fireplace, a decorative light fitting, a vista from an inside window overlooking a well-manicured garden, as examples.
Please view my online property portfolio, covering real estate across the United Kingdom, South Africa and Israel here.
Camera body: Nikon D810 (and Nikon D600)
Lenses: Nikkor Tilt-Shift (Perspective Control) 24mm, Nikkor 24–70mm, Nikkor 50mm, Sigma 10–20mm (and Nikkor 70–200mm and 2 x Converter)
Should you wish to know more about me at BeanOn Photography or to discuss your photography requirements in greater detail, please do not hesitate to reach me directly by telephone, email or the Contact Form here.