4-Week Photography Camp

The Hello Storyteller Academy

Does your child have an interest in photography?  Our Live VIRTUAL Camp Starts June 13th!

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

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.

$195 | In presale now!

hello storyteller kids

4-Week Photography Camp

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)

good-bye auto. hello manual.

with Melissa Ortendahl

Download & go
only $40

Ultimate Outdoor Summer Challenge

with Angie Mahlke
Jill McMillan
Stephanie Schweitzer
Run Wild My Child


In presale now
only $39!

The collab

Sometimes there's so many people we want to learn from, it's hard to know where to start!  This is where Collabs are the perfect solution!

One course, one purchase, MULTIPLE mentors!

This summer we are launching our second Ultimate Outdoors Summer Challenge in partnership with Run Wild My Child.

If you want to get outside and make lasting memories with your children, this is the perfect course for you!  Each week, for six weeks, you will be given a fun activity to do together as well as tips on how to document it.

Furthermore, during the LIVE run, each mentor will be doing a live Q&A for one day of the week so you can ask all of your questions, watch additional videos, and get further insights into each of their unique styles above and beyond the downloadable material.

Come check it out!  Live Run starts June 21, 2021!

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

$195 | In PRESALE NOW! | Starts June 13th

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

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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 AND GO

find & market to your dream clients

Course 2
with Launch Your Daydream

$69 | DOWNLOAD AND GO

convert your clients on your website

Course 3
with Launch Your Daydream

$69 | DOWNLOAD AND GO

RETIRES JUNE 15 - ON SALE FOR $15

Art of the Collaboration

with Carley McCaughan

Mastering Mini Sessions

with Pam Salai

Back to School

with Melissa Ortendahl

$20 | mini course

Autumn Glory

with Holly Awwad

Finding Your Creative Voice

with Megan Boggs

365 Project: A Year in the Life

with Kristen Ryan

$20 | mini course

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

Not Currently Available

$20 | MINI COURSE 

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

mastering greens

with Laura Froese

$20 | mINI COURSE

minutiae - the details

with Angie Mahlke

$20 | MINI COURSE 

RETIRING
SALE

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 | Dowload & go

with Laura Froese

Off Camera Flash 101

Off Camera Flash 201

with Laura Froese

next run october 2021

Next run november 2021

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

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 | in presale now

$99 | DOWNLOAD & GO