Capturing Mood: A four step process for evoking character in your photographs

with Jyotsna Bhamidipati


all materials are downloadable & yours to keep

Learn the four step process for evoking character in your photographs.

Transform your images from ordinary to extraordinary using a four step approach! Jyotsna Bhamidipati will help you to create images that have depth, emotion and character. You’ll learn how to use creative light and shadows in everyday images as we explore creative techniques for intentional artistry. From visualization/observation to editing, you’ll go behind the scenes with Jyotsna to see her create her images (including still life and self portraits!) from start to finish.

what you’ll get

Stylish notebook-96px

150+ page guide on Jyo’s process for achieving her vision

Black camera-96px

5 shooting videos in a variety of settings


3 editing videos from a variety of lighting scenarios (including hard light!)


Self portraits of motherhood

Creative self portraiture

what you’ll learn


Understanding intentional artistry and looking inward to identify your intentional artistic voice


How to use light creatively and incorporate hard light and shadows in your work


How to use visualization to create and strengthen the final product


Create images full of detail by honing your observation skills


Create fine art images using an ‘unposed’ approach


Achieve bold tones that stand out by post processing with intention


Go behind the scenes to learn how Jyo creates her self portraits using a ‘movement’ approach

about your presenter

Jyotsna Bhamidipati is a mom, an electrical engineer and an award-winning fine art lifestyle photographer based in Sacramento, California. Photography is her creative outlet and passion. She is passionate about nature and traveling and has lived in and traveled to multiple countries. She is a lover of light and shadows and seeks to capture the everyday beauty in the ordinary around her. She focuses on capturing genuine emotions and connections between families and couples. She also is a VOICE 2017 finalist and will be teaching at Click Away 2019.



  1. Sara Purviance September 27, 2018 at 12:31 am - Reply

    It’s clear that Jyo put her heart and soul into this breakout. The book is gorgeous beginning to end, and chock full of tips to get creative juices flowing and think about things in a different way. I can’t wait to dive into the shooting and editing videos. I can imagine that anyone would learn a lot from the breakout, from beginning to experienced pro. I highly recommend it!

    • Jyotsna October 3, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Sara for the wonderful review! I’m so glad you are enjoying it and making the most of it!

  2. Asja Powys-Smith September 26, 2018 at 4:09 am - Reply

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this breakout. I feel as if i learn something new each day. It has made me begin to look at my photography as art for the first time — instead of focusing on getting my image technically correct, it has made me think of what is the emotion, the story I want to capture here and how I want to use the light to convey a mood. Jyo goes into much more detail, explaining each one of these components, in her PDF which is a wealth of information. It is clear that she has poured her heart into this project and I couldn’t be happier that I signed up for this breakout.

    • Jyotsna October 4, 2018 at 11:10 am - Reply

      This is exactly what my intent was!! Looking into creating something from your heart, following it through to achieve that mood, that emotion. I am so very glad you joined us Asja!

  3. Nicole September 25, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    This breakout is absolutely amazing, it is chalked full of so much inspiration and really helps you go outside the box and helps you find your style and what make you, you!!!! it has also helped me start to observe and see light and shadows everywhere.

    • Jyotsna October 4, 2018 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      YESS! I am very glad to hear this Nicole!! Observation is really the key :) Thank you very much and I loved having you!!

  4. Pily September 24, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Jyo is great, it’s an open book, her BO is full of tips and insights, I recommend it completely, I’ve enjoyed every day since it started.
    Thank you Jyo!!!

    • Jyotsna September 25, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Pily! I am so glad you are enjoying it!

  5. Laura Wood September 24, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    This is so comprehensive and I feel that it goes far beyond capturing mood and covers so many other things too. It is thought provoking and inspiring as well as educational.

    • Jyotsna October 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      I am so glad you joined us Laura! Thank you for your words!!

  6. Nicki Osbaldiston September 24, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    This breakout is excellent for pushing your boundaries on photographer vs artist, exploring light and creating and following through on vision of an image. I’ve love the down to earth approach of how to play with light, angles and post-processing to create beautiful, artistic images. Jyo does a great job of sharing how she captures everyday life in beautiful ways. Guaranteed to learn and be challenged to push your boundaries!

    • Jyotsna October 4, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      I am so very glad Nicki! I Can’t wait to see what you create further! It was good having you in the live run! Thank you!

  7. Andrea Johnson September 24, 2018 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    It’s evident that Jyo has poured her heart and soul into this breakout! I love getting a glimpse into her creative process and it’s really made me stop and think before I capture an image. This breakout is packed FULL of useful information. And the forum discussions are really great. Don’t miss the live run of this class!

  8. Tania Dely September 22, 2018 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Jyo’s breakout is excellent! It’s full of useful information and all exercices are very inspiring. It’s interesting to discover Jyo’s vision and her creative process. The discussion and shares on the forum are very helpful too. Don’t hesitate to purchase it, it’s really worth it. Thank you, Jyo, for this great breakout!

  9. Angelique September 21, 2018 at 12:21 am - Reply

    I’m really enjoying this BO as it talks about the fine art & vision side of photography that isn’t always covered in the Clickin Mom Break Outs…exactly what I was needing! The bonus PDF on self portraiture is great. I love doing self portraits but know that many photographers really struggle with it :)

  10. Anne Jeschke September 20, 2018 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I’m loving your breakout – the idea of looking for shadows is new but really making me “look” and “imagine” my shot prior to shooting. I’ve spent so much time trying to meter “correctly” using the Zone System and looking for the “light” that it’s a real change in perspective and methodology to look for shadows and try to capture mood.

  11. Lakshmi Mahalingam September 20, 2018 at 11:48 am - Reply

    When Jyo announced that she is going to release a Breakout in Fall, I knew I will purchase it as I am more into light and shadows recently. This breakout doesn’t disappoint me and she has packed it with so much information. PDF on Self Portrait is an added bonus as I love doing Self Portraits. I haven’t shot any Still Life till date, but this breakout inspired me to explore that genre as well. I already started observing light and shadows more now, than I did couple of days back. Thanks Jyo for this inspiring breakout.

  12. KM September 20, 2018 at 3:36 am - Reply

    Hey Jyo, many many congratulations on the launch of your first breakout. I have gone through all the materials in just one sitting. Yes, that’s right, the whole content was so engaging that I read the entire book, including the bonus PDF and watched all the videos in just one sitting and learnt a lot. Besides your photographic artistry, as I read a little bit about yourself and what you had gone through, I must say that you are a very strong and confident individual. This is very inspiring! Wish you all the best and god bless you and your lovely family! :)

  13. Tanya Lorraine Moon September 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I am so enjoying this breakout. Jyotsna has packed it full of great information and her beautiful imagery. Plenty of exercises to put into practice what she teaches. Please do not hesitate to purchase this now, you will not regret it!

  14. Saranya September 19, 2018 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I love how informative this breakout is.. Jyo really takes us through her thinking process behind an image, the how and why of it and it makes us think the same about our photography and our images. The breakout is packed with information for all levels of photographers

  15. Molly September 19, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Such fantastic content! This breakout is a must for anyone struggling with vision/voice or even just looking for some new perspectives for everyday imagery.

  16. Sarah Gupta September 19, 2018 at 7:16 am - Reply

    I can’t tell you enough how much you should purchase this breakout right now! Jyo put her heart and soul into the materials that are included for you. She has spent countless hours pouring everything that she knows and does not hold back about her process. When it comes to harsh light, Jyo handles it with such ease and empowers you to get out there and shoot in all lighting conditions. Her self portraiture has always moved me and I love seeing her thought process how she becomes inspired. Thank you, Jyo, for this wonderful course and I can’t wait to implement what I have learned into my own photography!

  17. Wendy September 19, 2018 at 3:49 am - Reply

    I am working my way through this breakout and savouring every bite. It’s jam packed with helpful information and advice and I’m really loving Jyo’s creative process, i.e. the steps she follows to achieve her artistic vision. This breakout has motivated me to try new techniques outwith my comfort zone and given me results I am really pleased and surprised with! It’s a breakout that truly resonates with anyone wanting to achieve their artistic vision and explains how to do just that.

    • Jyotsna September 24, 2018 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Yess! You described it perfectly! It is really for everyone feeling stuck and wanting to get creative with their work! I can’t wait to see you work more in the forum! So glad you are there joining us! Thank you so much!

  18. Ebony September 19, 2018 at 1:21 am - Reply

    This is such a fantastic breakout that really motivates me to get my camera out! I love how Jyo sees the world and inspires you to see your world in a unique way. Her tips for visualization from start to finish are so helpful. Plus, I love that she included a bonus PDF about self portraits, because her self portraits are incredible! I am always amazed at how different they are and how they tell a story with movement, light, and colour. Jyo has clearly packed this breakout with all her tips and tricks and I enjoyed diving into her creative process!

    • Jyotsna September 24, 2018 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Ebony! I am so glad you loved reading it and it motivated you! Thank you!

  19. Kim Peterson September 19, 2018 at 1:08 am - Reply

    I am so incredibly inspired by this breakout! Jyo’s work is stunning, and I just love getting a peek inside her thought process and style. The pdf is gorgeous from beginning to end, and I fully intend to take my time to cozy up with it and a cup of coffee and just have time to meditate and be inspired. It is fun to see how Jyo shoots and edits in her videos as well. I can’t wait to pursue a personal project based on the wonderful information she shares with us in Capturing Mood!

    • Jyotsna September 21, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

      Gosh Kim! Thank you so much ♥️ and I am so so happy to know you are enjoying reading it and loving it! I share everything and I’m an open book :) Cannot wait to see your shares on the forum! Thank you for joining me!

  20. Dana Ball September 19, 2018 at 12:44 am - Reply

    This breakout is packed full of useful and inspiring education for anyone who wants to grow the artistry of their photography. I read the beautiful PDF in one setting. Now I can’t wait to go through it bit by bit and do all the exercises.

    • Jyotsna September 19, 2018 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Dana! This truly made my day! I have tried my very best to pack it up with everything I can and share it all! I am so glad you are loving it!!

  21. Olga Levien September 18, 2018 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    I always interested to see how other artists are thinking, creating and bringing their vision to life. This Breakout giving a perfect opportunity to look inside of Jyo’s mind and show how she creating a mood in her photos. My favourite part is a bonus PDF on self-portraiture, such a challenging genre. Jyo’s self-portraits with beautiful use of light and shadows just amazing. The shooting and editing videos quickly shows the inside in artists’s process. Congratulations to my friend Jyo creating something that speaks about her work and vision.

    • Jyotsna September 19, 2018 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Olga! I am so glad you love it! I’ve grown over time to love self portraiture and it’s a great way to get out and experiment!

  22. Melissa Haugen September 18, 2018 at 2:44 am - Reply

    This breakout is unbelievable!! I have purchased countless breakouts over the years and this is by far the most all inclusive one I have ever read. Jyo doesn’t hold anything back. It’s evident how passionate she is about the art of photography. She uses this platform to both share her artistic methods (from preconception of an image through the final editing process) and encourages her readers to dive in deeper and discover what moves them. Don’t hesitate- this breakout will leave you happily surprised at how much it has to offer!!

    • Jyotsna September 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      Thank you so very much Melissa!! I’m so glad you loved it!! I am an open book and I’m so glad you you associated with the content!!

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