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Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Co-Founder of Call Me Artist Retreat

Instructor // Image Critique Panelist // Live Chat Host

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About Jyo

Jyotsna Bhamidipati (Jyo) is a former electrical engineer turned Fine Art Lifestyle Portrait and Commercial Photographer and Educator based in Sacramento, California. She is a lover of light and shadows and seeks to capture every day perfectly imperfect beauty around her. She strives to be experimental in her vision and constantly works on pushing the boundaries in her photography and art.

Jyo has taught at numerous conferences including Click Away, Imaging USA, WPPI, Milky Way Family Retreat, Lensbaby Conferences, and more. She has been recently published with CNN Photos, a regular contributor to the Rangefinder magazine blog and has also written for numerous magazines. She is a Lensbaby as well as a Miller’s Ambassador and is also an instructor at Click Photo School for The Imperfectionist workshop. She also has a course at Click Photo School all about embracing Shadows and Light. When not teaching her workshop, she runs her individualized coaching program for photographers wanting to get more creative and strengthen their skillset twice a year. She's a member of The Luupe community for Commercial Photographers and is also represented by the Institute of Artist Creatives for her Commercial campaign and licensing work.

When not with a camera in hand, she can be found baking healthy treats, cooking and experimenting with plant-based recipes, outdoors on a hike, or binging on her favorite TV shows!

Course 

Creating Light-Infused Natural-Looking Portraits Using OCF Right From Your Garage

Jyo is a self-proclaimed light nerd and loves getting creative with light in her work. In fact, she loves using all kinds of light in her work and doesn't restrict herself to using one kind of light in her work. Dramatic light is one of her favorite kinds of light and she loves creating dramatic portraits using natural as well as artificial light when she can. In this video demo; she'll be sharing how she uses her OCF to create dramatic portraits right from her garage! She'll be showing how easy her one light setup is and that you don't need a fancy studio to create some lovely portraits! She'll also share how she gets creative with them using her Lensbaby filters. 

Image Critique Panelist

Jyo will be co-hosting an image critique panel with a group of photographers who will be critiquing participant images submitted to Call Me Artist.

Live Chat Host

Jyo will be hosting live chats with Call Me Artist participants.

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