The Kaleidoscope Lens: Using Color, Perspective & Light for More Dynamic Photos

with Missy Mayo


all materials are downloadable & yours to keep

Move beyond the ordinary to create a gallery of remarkable images.

Are you yearning to create recognizable work? Join children’s photographer Missy Mayo as she breaks down her seven step process for developing your photographic voice and creating work that is both distinctive and diverse. Along the way you’ll learn how Missy uses light, intentional perspectives, and creative exposures to capture compelling images. She also shares her secrets for dynamic composition, environmental inclusion (and enhancement!) and how to incorporate color and mood in her images. Finally, you’ll go behind the scenes with Missy to see how she polishes her images in post!

what you’ll get

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100+ page ebook detailing Missy’s practical methods for developing a diverse & compelling body of work

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A thorough video of Missy photographing a family using a variety of lighting, lens choices, compositions, and “mini locations”


An editing video that shows you how to edit like Missy with color and depth (Lightroom and Photoshop)


Bonus PDF exploring style vs. voice that gives you practical tips for evaluating your work while developing a cohesive gallery

what you’ll learn


Missy’s seven step process for developing your photographic voice


Practical tips for working with all types of natural light- from full sun to twilight, and everything in between


Four of Missy’s go-to shots and tips to make these lenses work for you


Missy’s favorite games and prompts


The difference between style and voice and how to identify and develop each


How to evaluate the situation and choose the right perspective for the shot


The real secret to creating work that is recognizably yours


Tips and tricks for capturing (or creating!) beautiful skies, including sky swaps, underexposure and overexposure


Using layers in your images to create depth


Missy’s secrets to making images pop in Lightroom and Photoshop

about your presenter

Dallas Photographer Missy Mayo is known for her joyful and genuine family, child and senior portraits. Most days you will find her laughing at Mr. Mayo (her charming better half), playing cars/trucks/trains/insert-wheeled-vehicle-here with their all boy son, and kissing the toes of their spunky daughter. Fueled by a morning cup of joe (and the occasional afternoon indulgence), she spends her time playing with her family, working on the newest Pinterest craft, immersed in her Kindle, plotting an upcoming Girls Night Out, or behind the lens capturing priceless family memories.



  1. Charmaine July 21, 2018 at 12:16 am - Reply

    I have been working my way through the breakout, The Kaleidoscope Lens, which by the way is only $25 and it delivers so much information. You have to get this! I just can’t believe how much knowledge you gain from the PDFs alone. In the videos you get to see how Missy Mayo works with clients and infuse the moments with her energy and unique style. Everything is explained and laid out on how to deal with all kinds of light, composition, color theory and finally how to capture photos that capture your own unique style and voice. It really should be a full course. One of the best I have taken.

  2. Alana C. July 20, 2018 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    This amazing breakout is a steal. I have gleaned so much, from the technical aspects of different lighting scenarios to refining artistic voice…your photography will definitely go to the next level with all of the information Missy has packed into this course with care. I love it!

  3. Lindsey July 19, 2018 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    OMG!! Love this! Missy has went way above and beyond for this breakout. I have learned some new tips and tricks. Absolutely love this breakout. Be sure to follow the breakout for all kinds of bonus material!!

  4. Cami Turpin July 19, 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Oh, this is such a fun breakout! Tons of ideas, gorgeous examples, wonderful information . . . it has it all! It’s really great for the new photographer who isn’t quite sure where to go past portraits, and has awesome ideas and tips for pros as well! I was inspired to try a few new things and really rethink some of what I was doing automatically and make myself shoot a little more purposefully. Thanks so much Missy!!

  5. Hthr July 19, 2018 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I am loving this BO! SO MUCH info!!! I’m still working my way through it all! I love all the info provided! I’ve bought a TON of BOs & this may have the most info crammed in!! I’m so glad I decided to buy it!

  6. Gloria Guerrero July 19, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    This breakout is amazing, pure gold, Missy pours out so much information. She explains everything in great detail and is so inspirational. This breakout is a steal and by far a favorite.

  7. Geneva Washington July 19, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    The information Missy Mayo provided in the breakout was gold!! I’m so glad I hopped on the train early and got this baby for only $25. This breakout has me looking at photography in a whole new light and has given the blueprint to work on. If you’re looking to become more creative or if you’re having a creative block this is the breakout for you. If you’re just a mom who takes pictures your kids; this will be a great way to jump start your creative juices. Your IG timeline will come to life and so will your photo books!!

  8. Laura July 18, 2018 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    This breakout is amazing, one of the best I’ve seen of the many I’ve bought. To be honest, I wasn’t originally going to get it because I’m not at the stage in my journey where I’m trying to find my voice – I’m still working on technical basics – so I didn’t think it was for me. I WAS SO WRONG! I have already had several aha moments that have improved my shooting in the last week! The PDFs and videos are jam packed with so much helpful information!

    If you are on the fence like I was, just trust me – you want this breakout! It is more than worth it!

  9. Deb July 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    This is one of my favorite breakouts ever. I’m an admitted breakout addict and I have learned soooo many cool tips and practical suggestions in this breakout. I have recommended this to friends.

  10. Molly July 17, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    This breakout is fantastic! The PDFs alone are worth the cost of the class, and then all the videos included also are just icing on the cake. Missy’s insights into honing your vision and how to capture multiple images to support it are thought provoking. This is truly one of the best breakouts I’ve purchased here.

  11. Diana Saliba July 17, 2018 at 12:38 am - Reply

    This is easily one of my favorite breakouts I’ve ever purchased, and a steal at only $25! There is SO much information covered, and yet it is broken down and organized in a way that is easy to understand and really inspiring. I am only partially through the materials, but I feel like I can go out today and put these tips into practice. Missy’s style is bold, colorful, refreshing, and FUN, and this breakout makes me feel happy to get out there and have fun with my camera!

  12. Rita Wilder July 16, 2018 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    I absolutely loved this break out! Im embarrassed to say this, but I would only shoot at golden hour because I was scared of the full sun and harsh shadows!! Reading Missys tips and tricks, I feel so confident to go out and photograph at any time of the day now!! It was easy and fun to read, I felt like I was talking to Missy in person! Missy gives it all! This is one of the best breakouts I have ever read!! I know this breakout will change my outdoor photography! Thank you so much Missy!!

  13. Jyotsna Bhamidipati July 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I am so extremely happy that I have this breakout by Missy! She does not hold back in describing her process in absolutely anything and gets straight to the point with her tips, tricks and suggestions. I was not the one who embraces full sun outdoors typically without much shade and this breakout is inspiring me to try it out more and more… I have only begin to look into the PDF and I am so impressed already! Definitely a must have breakout!

  14. Shelly Niehaus July 15, 2018 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    I love, love, love this BO. I have taken over a dozen CM classes and many more breakouts and this is BY FAR one of my favorites. Missy is such a great teacher and explains everything in such detail. Her examples and tips can be put into practice immediately. I’ve been shooting regularly for a long time and sometimes feel that courses and breakouts can feel like and echo chamber . . . but not this one! She has a really great perspective and so much to teach. I had so many AH-HA moments! I highly recommend this Break Out!

  15. Amanda Schwab July 13, 2018 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    This breakout is full of inspiration and tons of information as well! Missy’s style is gorgeous and she explains her view on the “kaleidoscopes” so well. The PDF is beautiful and has so many images that will inspire you to get out and shoot!
    Only $25 to learn from a master? Don’t walk, run to check this out while it is still live!

  16. Jenny July 12, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    This breakout is amazing! There is SO MUCH INFORMATION in the PDF! Each section is full of information and goes into great detail. Missy literally walks you through her entire creative process in a way that is super helpful and easy to understand. Her shooting videos are GREAT! I love a breakout with good videos and this breakout has the best shooting videos and an amazing editing video of how she hand edits her photo without the use of a preset, she walks you through every detail of the photo and how she tweaks every detail to make an amazing final image that really pops. This is my 5th breakout through clickinmoms and it’s hands down one of the best, so glad I decided to get this one!

    • Brandi July 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      Just go ahead and do yourself a favour and hit “Buy”!!!! You will not be disappointed! This Break out is jammed packed with all kinds of fantastic, mind blowing information!! My favorite one so far!!!

  17. Kayla Kirk July 12, 2018 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    I am so happy I purchased this breakout!!! Not only is the information invaluable, but the quality and layout of the materials makes me feel so happy and excited to learn!!!! I have taken courses in the past and have not felt this motivated and organized. The text, language, and CONTENT are just right! I know this will challenge me, teach me, and serve as a point of reference for a long time!

  18. Airon Mothershed July 11, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    If you’re on the fence and wondering if you should “spend the money” . . . take my word, it’s worth it! I’m already enjoying this so much, and I only just purchased it last night. I haven’t even had a chance to watch the videos yet, but, holy cow . . . those pdfs! Can I just tell you that THIS is the stuff I’ve been hoping to learn for for a couple of years? She actually gives you “recipes” to start taking those “professional” looking photos that you’ve dreamed of taking! I took my iPad to work today, just so I could start reading the pdfs on my lunch break – I never do that! Can’t wait to take the rest of this! For $25, it’s one of the best photography deals I know of.

  19. Alexandrea Eischeid July 11, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    This is one of the best breakouts I’ve ever purchased! It has so much information and is already inspiring me to shoot more. For only $25, how could you not purchase this breakout?! It is an absolute steal! I appreciate Missy putting so much work into this.

  20. Aimee Oleson July 11, 2018 at 12:58 am - Reply

    This is an incredible breakout. It’s packed with great information and perfect for the summer when we want to capture so many fun times. Don’t miss it!

  21. Archana Raghuthu July 10, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Missy’s breakout is amazing! It is jam packed with information. The material is so simple and to the point. The PDF is seriously amazing. This breakout is a steal for 25$.

  22. Lisa Van Akin July 10, 2018 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Awesome breakout!!!! Missy covers EVERYTHING! Want to know more about getting joyful family photos? How lens choice can change your image or what about artistic tools you can use to make creative images….this is just the beginning of the knowledge that Missy shares. This breakout has so much good information and ways you can improve or challenge yourself for the next time you pick up your camera! Stunning images for inspiration and information presented in a fun interesting manner that is easy to digest and put into action. For $25 it’s a total no brainer!!!! Perfect for leveling up your game with summer vacation images or getting ready for your next photo shoot to produce a gallery that diverse, creative and well thought out! Go for it! You won’t be disappointed!!!

  23. Libby July 10, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    This breakout is amazing! It is chock full of information and ways to add variety to your photos. Missy is on of the best teachers out there and doesn’t hold back on providing any information. I feel like after years of trying to figure out “my photography style” I finally have a clear path to helping me get there!

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