The Workshop

The Hello Storyteller Academy

Workshops are 2 weeks of hands-on learning and practice with live teaching by the instructor. We recommend that you make sure you have the time available to invest when purchasing a workshop to make sure that you get the most out of it that you can.

Some workshops are only available as live runs, like Off-Camera Flash 101 which happens to be available right after the holidays, and others are made available as self-run workshops outside of their live runs where you can study at your own pace as a download & go.  

next run january 2022

off-camera flash 101

with Laura Froese

Elective Courses 

mini courses

workshops

collabs

the mentor live elective course

Mentor Live | Elective Courses will host a ONE week “Mentor Live” run for each elective course upon release where you’ll receive exclusive hands-on guidance from the elective course mentor and exclusive access to their private Facebook group where you can interact with other students of the course to receive feedback, support, and CC. The mentor will be present during that week of the Mentor Live to answer questions & provide feedback on mini projects. Elective courses are offered as a "learn at your own pace" and can be reviewed at any time, anywhere.  All materials will be yours to keep. All elective courses come with an easy-on-the-go audio learning option. 

(Mentor Live seats are limited at 20 students per course and first come first serve. Mentor Live seats will be available for PRE-REGISTRATION during the 2-week pre-sale prior to course launch)

magic of macro

with Molly Carstater

$40 | download & go

the holiday collab 2021

with Ashlee Boone
Hollie Jeakins
Jill McMillan
Jo Martindale


$99 | download & go

the Collab

So many great teachers, so much to learn!  Where do you even start?!  A Collab is the perfect place because you get to learn from various mentors all at the same time - in one place, for one price!

The Holiday Collab 2021 is being released very soon!  Keep your eye's peeled!

Join four different artists as they take you behind-the-scenes on a magical holiday tour!  They will cover classic traditional images, food photography and flat lays, beautiful bokeh, and stunning composites.  

This collab is packed with bonus material as well such as gluten-free recipes, bokeh overlays, digital backgrounds and more!



Our BRAND NEW photography program is designed specifically FOR KIDS (ages 8+) who want to LEARN & understand the basics of photography, editing, storytelling and studio work.






4-Week Foundational Camp

coming soon as a download & go!!

Photography is so much more than just a creative hobby! It builds self-esteem, encourages mental health, teaches mindfulness, facilitates perspective taking and innovative thought, and gives children a new form of self-expression that builds a healthy sense of self-identity. It also helps children connect, with each other, with family, and with their community at large.


WHEN KIDS LEARN THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY, THEY LEARN TO SEE THE WORLD IN A BRAND NEW WAY. A WAY THAT NECESSITATES PATIENCE AND HONES THEIR SKILLS OF OBSERVATION AND PERCEPTION. RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT THE ABILITY TO DELAY GRATIFICATION IS ONE OF THE BEST PREDICTORS OF FUTURE ACADEMIC AND LIFE SUCCESS. WHEN A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER PATIENTLY WAITS FOR THE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE THE LANDSCAPE FROM JUST THE RIGHT ANGLE, THEY ARE DELAYING THEIR GRATIFICATION. AND WHEN A WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER SITS QUIETLY WHILE OBSERVING A MOTHER BEAR INTERACT WITH HER CUBS, WAITING FOR JUST THE PERFECT MOMENT TO CLICK THE SHUTTER, THEY ARE DELAYING THEIR GRATIFICATION. PHOTOGRAPHY DEFINITELY REQUIRES PATIENCE! PERHAPS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THOUGH, PHOTOGRAPHY CULTIVATES AN APPRECIATION FOR THE PROCESS. LEARNING IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST THE END RESULT!

LEARNING THE TECHNICAL SIDE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, SUCH AS MANIPULATING CAMERA SETTINGS, COMPOSING A FRAME, OBSERVING AND INCLUDING THE LIGHT ARTISTICALLY, WORKING OUT THE MOST IDEAL ANGLE, AND GETTING THE FOCUS JUST RIGHT, SHARPENS PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS THAT CAN EASILY BE APPLIED TO OTHER ACADEMIC SUBJECTS AND AREAS OF LIFE.

Images Taken By Students Ages
8-15 During Our Pilot Program

download & go

Full Courses - Download & Go  are a “learn at your own pace” & are available anytime - anywhere. Instantly download any of the below courses & get ready to watch your story unfold with these fabulous mentors! They dive deep into the content of their course to give you a comprehensive understanding of the topic at hand. Some also have a Mentor Live component where for an extra $20, you get 7 days of access to the course instructor in a private facebook group. These mentor live runs happen several times a year.

The Art of Storytelling

with Lindsey Shedd

Full courses

$40 | DOWNLOAD & GO

Documenting Baby's 1st Year

with Laura Froese

$40 | DOWNLOAD & GO

Diary of a Creative Storyteller

with Melissa Richard

Good-bye Auto. Hello Manual.

with Melissa Ortendahl

$40 | dOWNLOAD & GO

$40 | dOWNLOAD & GO

Storytelling: The Early Days

with Kaela Williams

Not Currently available

Journey to Motherhood

with Lo Hodges

$40 | DOWNLOAD & GO

finding balance: for the creative

with Laura Froese

$40 | DOWNLOAD & gO

mastering skin tones

with Laura Froese

$40 | DOWNLOAD & GO

finding inspiration indoors

with Laura Froese

$40 | DOWNLOAD & GO

$40 | Download & Go

the photo narrative

with Jackleen Leed

$40 | download & go

language of lensbaby

with Holly Awwad

identify & communicate your niche

Course 1
with Launch Your Daydream

$69 | dOWNLOAD & GO

find & market to your dream clients

Course 2
with Launch Your Daydream

$69 | DOWNLOAD & GO

convert your clients on your website

Course 3
with Launch Your Daydream

$69 | DOWNLOAD & GO

magic of macro

with Molly Carstater

$40 | dOWNLOAD & GO

RETIRES JUNE 15 - ON SALE FOR $15

Back to School

with Melissa Ortendahl

$20 | mini course

Autumn Glory

with Holly Awwad

365 Project: A Year in the Life

with Kristen Ryan

Mini Courses - Download & Go  are a “learn at your own pace” & are available anytime - anywhere. Instantly download any of the below courses & get ready to watch your story unfold with these fabulous mentors! They provide an overview into the course content and are quick and easy to move through at your own pace.

mini courses

$20 | MINI COURSE - retiring soon!!

The Art of Underwater 

with Erica Williams

$20 | MINI COURSE 

How to Rock Your Social Media

with Megan Boggs

$20 | MINI COURSE 

Spring Has Sprung

with Libby Grohmann

$20 | MINI COURSE 

$35 | MINI COURSE + fB gROUP

composition for storytellers

with Holly Awwad

$20 | mINI COURSE

mastering mood

with Robyn Chubey

$20 | MINI COURSE

natural light for storytellers

with Holly Awwad

$20 | mINI COURSE

looking up

with Kristen Ryan

$20 | mINI COURSE

minutiae - the details

with Angie Mahlke

$20 | MINI COURSE 

mastering greens

with Laura Froese

$20 | mINI COURSE

pieces of me

with Melissa Richard

$20 | mINI COURSE

the kids were here

with Christie Cunningham

$20 | mINI COURSE

Workshops are 2 weeks of hands on learning and practice with live teaching by the instructor.  We recommend that you make sure you have the time available to invest when purchasing a workshop to make sure that you get the most out of it that you can. Some workshops are only available as live runs, and others are made available as self-run workshops outside of their live runs (see details below).

workshops

$97.50 | Download & Go

Connected: Family Sessions

with McKenzie Pudenz

Workshop: The Art of Whimsy

with Pamela Salai

$195 | Download & go

with Laura Froese

Off Camera Flash 101

Off Camera Flash 201

with Laura Froese

Next run january 2022

next run april 2022

Course is being retired!

Collab courses are a unique kind of course. Available via download & go, the course content is covered by several of our mentors. Each mentor provides their own take and artistic perspective on the topic of the course.

The Holiday Collab 2019

a Mentor Collaboration

watch us edit vol. 2: in lightroom

a Mentor Collaboration

Ultimate Outdoor Summer Challenge

a Mentor Collaboration

Watch Us Edit: In Lightroom

a Mentor Collaboration

collabs

$125 | DOWNLOAD & GO

$99 | Download & go

$39 | download & go

$99 | DOWNLOAD & GO

setting the scene

a Mentor Collaboration

$75 | download & go

Watch Us Edit: In Lr & PS

a Mentor Collaboration

$79 | download & go

the holiday collab 2021

a Mentor Collaboration

$99 | download & go