Tag Archives: Lisa Tichané

Workshop Preview: capturing joy

Do you want to capture children and family images filled with true smiles and carefree laughter?

Would you like to learn how to enhance the emotion perceived in your images to make them memorable and strong?

Would you feel happy if people smiled irresistibly when looking at your work?

If the answer is YES, then the Capturing Joy photography workshop by Lisa Tichané is the class you need!

In this workshop, you will learn how to embrace joy in lifestyle family photography. Whether you(…)

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5 ways to save your photos from disappearing forever

by Lisa Tichané
A few months ago I was attending a dinner and the conversation came to a sad story about one of the guest’s relatives whose house had recently burnt. We all agreed about the fact that even if the most important thing was that nobody was hurt, it would be pretty traumatic to lose some of our most precious belongings. Suddenly, one of the guests asked us: “If you had two minutes to save something in your house before(…)

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Capturing Joy: a photography workshop recap

by Lisa Tichané
When I created the Capturing Joy photography workshop, I was expecting it to be a joyful experience in itself. Of course we were going to work (sometimes hard!) on how to make these authentic happy pictures happen, but the very first goal of this workshop was to reconnect to our inner joy, in order to ooze happiness so irresistibly that our subjects simply couldn’t resist.

I was both exicted and scared when the first run started – excited to(…)

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3 tips to capturing joyful photos

by Lisa Tichané
Some might say that I’m obsessed with photographing joy and laughter, and this is probably true. I guess every photographer has a topic that he or she can photograph over and over again without ever getting tired of it. This is how I feel about laughter and carefreeness. Capturing joy feeds my soul, and makes me a happier person.

This is probably why I’ve become a children’s photographer in the first place; there is something about kids’ giggles and(…)

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jump, jump!

by Lisa Tichané
Whether in my personal or client images, there is nothing I enjoy more than capturing happy, funny, true-to-life moments. And one of my favorite trick to get big smiles and belly laughs during a kids photo shoot is definitely the jumping-on-the-bed one.

Let’s be honest: I actually love to jump on beds. I know, I’m 37, it should be a habit from the past, but hey… it’s fun. So if I’m breaking the rule myself, I cannot possibly forbid(…)

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personal photo project: war on seriousness

Personal Photography Project of Lisa Tichané

war on seriousness

What is/was your personal project and what inspired you to start it?
I’m a fairly cheeky girl – on good days. But as everybody else, I also have bad days, moments when I see life through dark glasses, and on those days I tend to take everything a little bit too seriously. And I hate myself when it happens. A few years ago during one of those days, I stumbled upon a picture of my(…)

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rock your toddler session

by Lisa Tichané
If you read photography forums, you are probably aware that toddlers are supposed to be a photographers nightmare. They don’t listen to instructions, move all the time, run away from you whenever they can, drive their parents crazy, throw your props away and will probably hate all of the brilliant ideas that you had carefully prepared when you planned the shoot.  I have to admit that every single thing in this list is true (and can be even worse(…)

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creating starbursts

by Lisa Tichané
I discovered the magic of the starburst effect when I attended the very first round of Lynne Rigby’s workshop Shooting 201: Beyond the Basics. It was one of the many “aha” moments I had during this class, and being lucky to live in a very sunny part of the world, I have had many opportunities to play with it ever since.

How does it work?
The starburst effect is created by light diffraction. Even if you’re not a physicist, you can(…)

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back button focusing tips

by Lisa Tichané
If you are an active member of the Clickin Moms photography forum, you have probably heard of it several times. When members are asked what their major AHA moment was, Back Button Focusing is often on top of the list. It was definitely one of my very own major light-bulb moment when I discovered it.

So what is back button focusing?

It’s a very simple thing that might change the clarity of your images forever.

When you auto-focus with your DSLR default(…)

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blogging and seo | the secret power of long tail

by Lisa Tichane

When I decided to work seriously on my SEO, I did some research and decided that my goal was to rank as high as possible as “child photographer” and “baby photographer” in my area. I worked on a few other key words such as “family photographer” and “newborn photographer” as well.  After many months of working on it and blogging regularly, I was proud to show up on Google’s first page for these expressions but a few of(…)

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top 20 business tips from the cm newsletter

The business side of your photography business is quite possibly the hardest aspect of your company.  There are many wonderful avenues you can take to find tips and seek out advice, including the Clickin Moms forum, but one of the easiest ones is the CM Post which is automatically sent out to everyone signed up on Monday mornings.  CMmentor Lisa Tichane has gathered up the top 20 tips from the CM Post over the last year for you to enjoy(…)

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a peek inside | lisa tichane

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today we have the fabulous Lisa Tichane!  Lisa is one of our many international members, she’s from France, and is a brilliant photographer that has an amazing ability for capturing the happiness in her subjects.  We’re excited to give you the opportunity to learn a little more about her today!
a peek inside | lisa tichane

1. Photojojo SLR Camera bag (not sold anymore but this bag(…)

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6 tips for photographing newborns with siblings

by Lisa Tichané
When it comes to photographing newborns, my heart definitely goes to natural, unposed images. So I am always thrilled when a client contacts me for a newborn shoot and mentions that there will be siblings involved as capturing interaction and emotion is my  absolute favorite thing.
But a session photographing a brand new big brother or sister comes with its own set of challenges so you need to be well prepared.
Here are some tips that really help me make(…)

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Playing With Paparazzi Presets

by Lisa Tichané
When it comes to post-processing, I used to pride myself on NOT using actions or presets.
I love to control my editing process and you can’t control what you don’t understand, so I learnt how to achieve the looks I want all by myself. And I am glad I did.
But one day I volunteered to be a tester for the CM Paparazzi Presets, the second edition with 15 presets and I was hooked!!!
Don’t get me wrong, I still believe(…)

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How to Lower the Opacity of a Lightroom Preset

by Lisa Tichané
When I get to the point in editing where I am choosing an editing style for a session, I mainly lean towards clean post processing. I don’t use a lot of actions in Photoshop, but when I do, I find myself lowering the opacity in order to soften the effect. I like a bit of  “pop” as a finishing touch, but not something overly strong or creative.
The day I discovered Lightroom, I instantly fell in love with this(…)

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clickin’ and walking with kids

by Lisa Tichané
The ClickinWalk is finally happening this weekend, and our amazing ClickinWalk leaders are working hard to prepare any last minute details to their routes, in many different places worldwide!

I will be lucky enough to join my fellow European photographer friends for a fantastic walk in Prague! I just can’t wait to be there. Due to my traveling a distance to attend the Walk, I will be leaving my kids at home with their father and I have to(…)

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Preserving Your Memories

by Lisa Tichané
When I was born, my mother bought a notebook.

In this notebook, she wrote random things about me. Milestones, first words, silly quotes, favorite things to do or eat, what made me laugh or cry.  It’s nothing fancy, just a few sentences, facts and quotes. But this notebook is probably my most treasured possession. It is my childhood wrapped up in paper and binding.   All the little things that made my world at that time of which I have(…)

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so you think you can’t have a home studio?

by Lisa Tichané

I wish I had a real natural light studio. Oh, what a dream!  I can see it clearly in my head – gorgeous wooden floor, plain white walls, huge windows with loads of daylight flooding in…

It’s not that I can’t work without a studio. I mainly shoot outdoors or at my client’s homes.  But for cold winter days or the occasional rainy day or when the parents can’t use their own home for a session a natural light(…)

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april cmpro of the month | lisa tichane

We will be interviewing a different CMPro member every month so we can all get to know them better – so exciting!  For April, one of our lovely international CM members (and brand new CM Mentor as of today – congratulations, Lisa!  Welcome to our team!) Lisa Tichané is featured.  Lisa is so sweet and helpful and always has a kind word and seems like a kid at heart – I’m sure that’s why she has such a knack for(…)

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