Tag Archives: Lisa Tichané

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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war on seriousness

Personal photography projects can be incredibly beneficial to your growth as a photographer.  Whether it be a 365 or a series of self-portraits, it will stretch you beyond your safety zone.  And what could be more fun than seeing what personal projects the CMpros are up to?!  In this new series, we’ll feature a different CMpro and follow along as they show off some of their images and share about their unique project.  Today we are excited to have Lisa Tichané(…)

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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

Get to know your CMteam! We are so often asked what we shoot with, what’s “in our bag”, what bag we carry and so on and so forth. So we’re giving you all a little peek behind the scenes to get to know your CMteam better. A couple of times a month throughout this year and into 2013 we’ll feature a different CMteam member and give you “a peek inside” – a peek inside their bag, their workspace and a(…)

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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

We often get asked for examples of our presets in action so CMmentor, Lisa Tichané, has put together this little tribute to her love of the CM Paparazzi Presets.  If she hooks you in with her gorgeous images then make sure you read to the end for a special offer just for you!
Playing With Paparazzi Presets
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(…)

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How to Lower the Opacity of a Lightroom Preset

Love the look of presets but find you’re wanting to tweak them to your taste?  CMpro and CMmentor, Lisa Tichané has a wonderful tutorial explaining how to lower the opacity of those beloved Lightroom presets to suit the look you’re after.  Thanks, Lisa!

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(…)

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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

You’ve invested in a DSLR.  You’ve learned to shoot manual.  You’ve switched to RAW.  You are working your way through the backlog of unprocessed images on your computer.  Now what?  You’ve documented all of these memories but what to do with them?  Give scrapbooking a try!  Our always lovely CMmentor Lisa Tichané of Tout Petit Pixel Photographie in Marseille, France is blogging for us today about the ways that scrapbooking your family’s memories can enrich those memories and preserve the(…)

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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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