Gallery – Bec Nicolandos
BEC NICOLANDOS – Club President 2011
Wondering As a teenager, I often wondered what it would be like to be a photographer. Back then all photographers were famous to me. My first SLR camera was black, clean, old and intricate. It made me really ‘look’ at things. I began to see the world in a different light.
Studying As a photography student, I realised that inanimate objects didn’t excite me. There was no interaction. But then right from my first portrait shoot, I found my strength and I found that interaction. By chatting, mucking around and bringing people out of themselves I ‘got’ the shots in a photography session. It still works.
Evolving My shooting style is continually evolving. Sometimes I sit up most of the night looking online for inspiration and ideas.
I have gained a wealth of experience working for commercial, industrial, fashion and wedding photographers and this exposure has contributed to the development of my style. Now I find happiness when I take candid images of families or weddings. I get a buzz, a real feeling of achievement when I’ve taken a great series of shots. I can’t wait to view the images back at my desk. Hand picking the best shots, editing them, giving you the photos and the best moment of all is seeing the smile on your face when you see the end result!
Experiencing Experience gained over may years means I bring energy to a photo shoot. Past experience as a teacher has complimented my photography work, as knowledge and sensitivity is often needed to bring children out of their shells.
Seeing in Colour and Black and White While I enjoy working with colour, I must admit to loving black and white images. For me there is something about the simplicity, the punch and the drama behind those images that strengthens photos.
There is so much more I could tell you about my love of photography. However, I would much prefer to chat to you one night at a camera club meeting. You can see more of my images in my Galleries on my web page and my galleries below.