The Imperfectionist: Creative Photography for the Intentional Artist
with Jyo Bhamidipati
3 WEEK WORKSHOP
$225 Full Participation | $112 Study Along
Break the rules with creative intention.
This 3 week workshop will show you how to break traditional rules in photography and explore new techniques for adding depth and movement. You’ll experiment with freelensing, creative composition, and different types of light. And you will discover how the imperfections and chaos of childhood, motherhood, and life give you the perfect foundation for creative photography.
Participants should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and familiar with Adobe Lightroom Classic and/or Adobe Photoshop.
what you’ll get
1 Preassignment & 3 Weekly PDF's
4 Shooting Videos
6 Editing Videos
Creating Captivating Silhouettes
Ideas List for Personal Projects
DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A
Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.
Behind the Scenes Shooting using a Lensbaby
2 Editing Videos on Self Portraits
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
Find 1-3 images from your archives that you are proud of. Especially images that may not be technically perfect but you love it. Even If it is a client image; an image that you wish it was you in it! Submit them along with 1 sentence on why you love them.
The power of observation Observing versus seeing
Photographing for your five senses
Finding Inspiration to create
What is really original anyway? A discussion.
Social media contribution to lack of creativity
Psychology behind chasing perfectionism
Getting out of your comfort zone and telling your stories
Gear and choice of lenses
Aperture and Focus
Art of Freelensing
Working with manual lenses
Shooting for yourself
Learning multiple genres to boost your creativity
Submit 1 image that you have captured after carefully studying (or observing) your scene/environment or subject. This image should convey at least one of the five senses. SOOC will do too. Any genre will work.
Finding creative light. Soft light versus Dramatic light
Pockets of light and hard light
Going Beyond backlight - harsh light and overcast day
Power of Perspective
Simplicity and Minimalism
Using Space and scale
Shooting through techniques
Using smoke/fog with light
Exploring simple shooting through techniques
Using Prisms and Fabric
Creating depth with shadows
Textures and grain
Practice the techniques listed above
Submit 1-2 images using at least one of the creative methods listed above for cc
Experimenting with self portraiture
Getting creative with still life images
Documenting Motherhood intentionally. Embracing the imperfections and chaos in everyday lives
Impactful color. Your choice of colors
Styling images with intention
The power of a solid SOOC
Using just the basic panel to enhance the already solid SOOC
HSL panel and tone curve
Creating your own base presets
A confident attitude and acceptance in exploring creativity
Submit an SOOC as well as an edited image. Submit either a self portrait or any other image using at least one technique learned in lesson two. For the edit; edit the image using only the tools from the basic panel.Participants will submit that one image for cc.
about your instructor
Jyotsna Bhamidipati (Jyo) is a mom, an electrical engineer and an award-winning published fine art lifestyle photographer based in Sacramento, California. Photography is her creative outlet and passion. She is a lover of light and shadows and seeks to capture the everyday perfectly imperfect beauty around her. She strives to be experimental in her vision and constantly works on pushing the boundaries in her photography. Jyo recently taught at Click Away 2019 and has been featured in numerous magazines including Click. She was also featured in the 2017 and 2019 Voice collections, she is the author of the breakout Capturing Mood, and is the co-creator of the Elements Collection presets.
how it works
Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the workshop and receive critique each week.
Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.
Class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside your private online classroom, so you can check off each interactive step as you go.
GET WEEKLY LESSONS
Each week, you'll receive a set of course materials, which typically includes written & video content. All course materials are yours to download and keep.
STUDY & ASK QUESTIONS
You'll get access to a private online classroom for sharing and discussion. The instructor is present every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.
COMPLETE WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS
Students receive an assignment to complete each week; full participation students will receive instructor feedback on submitted assignments.