Author Archives: Lisa Deering

About Lisa Deering

Hi, I’m Lisa. I am a wife to an awesome man. I am a mother to two rambunctious boys. I'm lucky to call the panhandle of Florida home, with sandy white beaches and turquoise water oh so close. I love sunshine, chocolate, and wine... oh and of course photography. I have had a photography business, Lisa J Photography, for seven years focusing on family and children. You can see more of Lisa’s work on her Website or Facebook.

Preserving Your Images: How to Make a Photo Book I remember being so excited to take photos and get them back from the drugstore to put them in the album as a kid. I always enjoyed looking back at them every time we put a new set of photos in. I really …

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Adding Mood and Interest to Photos with Black and White Conversion Many times I take a photo, edit it, and it just isn’t giving me a wow factor. I can tell it looks promising but it just needs something MORE. Let’s look at these four examples and see why the black and white …

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5 Easy Steps for Organizing Your Lightroom Catalogue Nothing feels better than being organized! When you have a place for everything, and put things where they belong it frees up your mind to focus on other things. At least, this is my philosophy when it comes to organizing my photos. You won’t …

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How to Create Shaped Bokeh: a Festive Guide for Photographers Have you always admired those neat shots that usually appear at the holidays that give the pretty out of focus lights, referred to as BOKEH, fun shapes? If you have, I have a great, EASY tutorial for you that will send you …

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Making the Best of What You Have – One Window 10 Ways!!! Look at those windows right!? I know, I’m not going to lie – this is what sold us on this house last year. These are gorgeous windows and provide wonderful light! However, I quickly noticed after we moved and settled …

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Matte Effect Made Easy: How to Create a Matte Effect in Lightroom Some may call it trendy, some call it their style. I find that using the matte effect is lovely, and I incorporate at least a touch of it in many of my images. It’s a great way to add style, and …

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5 Tips to Overcome Photographer Self Doubt I believe photographer self doubt can cripple many of us. It’s always there, in the back of our minds. Am I good enough? Should I really call myself a photographer? Will anyone even hire me? Should I even charge for my work? Will this session …

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The Photo Project: Digging Deeper When A Portrait Doesn’t Say Enough This is my son. It was taken… a year or two ago? That’s right, off the top of my head I can’t tell. He still has his baby front teeth here, that helps narrow it a bit. It was taken in the …

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Choosing Images for a Client Gallery in Lightroom Culling a session can be one of the toughest things to master.  It’s always so hard after a session; you get home, unload the card, and marvel at all the gems you have. And, if you are like many photographers you have taken WAY …

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5 Sunny Day Photography Tips for the Beach or Lake Everyone loves to head to the beach on vacation or summer break, but it’s often thought of as a difficult event to photograph. It doesn’t have to be. With these photography tips for the beach and lake, you can feel comfortable and …

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Your Blueprint for a Successful Photography Session: Using a Client Questionnaire A client questionnaire is a valuable tool to not only establish a good client relationship, but lead a great photography session. It reminds people you are not just a person with a camera, you are a business, have goals, and care …

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7 Tips for Elevating Your Everyday Images I really used to struggle when it came to taking pictures of my kiddos in their everyday environments when they were just playing or just hanging out being themselves. I had spent so much time learning, honing my craft, to take these perfect, clean, dreamy …

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