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The Imperfectionist: Creative Photography for the Intentional Artist

with Jyo Bhamidipati

4 WEEK WORKSHOP

$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
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Break the rules with creative intention.

This 4 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.

PREREQUISITES

Participants should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and familiar with Adobe Lightroom Classic and/or Adobe Photoshop.

what you’ll get

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WEEKLY LESSONS

1 Preassignment & 3 Weekly PDF's

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VIDEOS

4 Shooting Videos

6 Editing Videos

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BONUS PDF's

Creating Captivating Silhouettes

Ideas List for Personal Projects

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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.

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BONUS VIDEOS

Behind the Scenes Shooting using a Lensbaby

2 Editing Videos on Self Portraits

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INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE

Full Participation students receive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions.

Study Along Students have full viewing access.

syllabus

Preassignment


LEARN ABOUT

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 was you in it! Submit them along with 1 sentence on why you love them.

Lesson One


LEARN ABOUT

The power of observation

Observing versus seeing

Photographing for your five senses

Finding Inspiration to create

A discussion on being original

Social media contribution to lack of creativity

Psychology behind chasing perfectionism

Shooting for yourself

Learning to shoot multiple genres to boost your creativity

Getting creative with client work

Gear and choice of lenses

Flares and Haze

Aperture and Focus

ASSIGNMENT

Submit 1 SOOC image that you have captured after carefully studying (or observing) your scene/environment or subject that incorporates at least one of the senses.

Lesson Two


LEARN ABOUT

Studying the art of Freelensing

Working with manual lenses

Creating blur in post processing

Finding creative light.

Soft light versus Dramatic light

Working with hard light

Going Beyond backlight - harsh light and overcast light

Impactful color. Your choice of colors

Light and Color

Styling images with intention

Monochrome color


ASSIGNMENT

Submit one image that is either freelensed or uses creative blur.

Lesson Three


LEARN ABOUT

Power of Perspective

Simplicity and Minimalism

Using Space and scale

Shooting through techniques

Using smoke/fog with light

Using Prisms and Fabric

Creating depth with shadows

Black/white conversions

Double & Triple exposures

Double exposures through post processing

Textures, grain and noise

Using movement


ASSIGNMENTS

Practice the techniques listed above

Submit 1-2 images using at least one of the creative methods listed above for cc

Lesson Four


LEARN ABOUT

Experimenting with self portraiture

Getting creative with still life images and everyday life

Documenting Motherhood intentionally. Embracing the imperfections and chaos in everyday lives

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

Working through self critique

A confident attitude and acceptance in exploring creativity (CAA approach)


ASSIGNMENTS

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 an electrical engineer as well as an award-winning published fine art lifestyle photographer plus a mentor/educator based in Sacramento, California. 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 has taught at Click Away 2019 and has also been featured in numerous magazines including Click Magazine (various issues).

She was also a finalist in the 2017 and 2019 Voice collections, is the author of the breakout Capturing Mood, a workshop instructor for the workshop, The Imperfectionist with Click Photo School and is the co-creator of the Elements Collection presets available at the Click and Co store.

how it works

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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.

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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.