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Storytelling | Teaching | Sharing | Community: an educational community for the creative storyteller & the professional creative. WELCOME!


susan brooksby

photography courses & mentorships: for the artist + the professional


stephanie ruff

photography tutorials | interviews | tips & tricks | product reviews | & more

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with megan boggs & melissa ortendahl

Let’s chat about all things photography | parenthood | interviews | & more

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shelby zavala

A chance to re-charge, relax, be inspired, & get motivated: May 2020

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New Course Releases



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the academy

The Academy has now been split into (2) categories:

The Professional

The Artist

The Professional | where you’ll find the insight to all things BUSINESS: shooting, building & managing clientele, business templates, workflow, styling, editing, & how to be the most awesome BOSS AND ROCK YOUR BIZ!

The Artist | for the creative soul. Driven by passion, seized by obsession, delighted by creation, enthralled with expression, entranced by vision, diverted by daydreams, filled with emotion, fueled by compulsion, consumed with beauty & blindsided by inspiration. This is the place for the every day tog, making memories, and capturing beauty wherever they go!

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How HS Works:

Workshop Courses

Workshops run 2-week weeks long, providing an intimate online learning experience and hands-on involvement & guidance from your HS mentor with weekly assignments, community support & CC. The mentors are here to help guide you to see the bigger picture. The magic. The story within you. All workshop courses come with an audio learning option as well as a downloadable PDF guide broken down into easy-to-read manageable chapters or a Download & Go option without mentor feedback or participation for $75 – located in course description.

Mentor LIVES

Mentor LIVES host a ONE week online “Mentor Live” run for each elective course upon release where you’ll receive exclusive virtual 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 the week of the Mentor LIVE to answer questions & provide feedback on mini assignments. Elective courses are offered as a “learn at your own pace” and can be reviewed at any time, anywhere via our beautifully designed course player. All materials will be yours to keep and you will have access to the material and website 24-hours a day. All elective courses come with an easy-on-the-go audio learning option.

Download & Go

Download & Go Courses are a “learn at your own pace” course & are available anytime – anywhere. Instantly have access to and/or download any of our download & go courses and get ready to watch your story unfold with these talented mentors!

Mini Courses are a quick smaller Download & Go course that are budget-friendly, easy-to-read, with a punch of information to get you started on your photo journey. (coupon codes cannot be applied to mini courses)

HS Membership

Become a Hello Storyteller member to the Academy Library and receive 25% off ALL Workshop & Elective Courses (mini download & go courses excluded) | 24-hour 1st Priority Enrollment on newly released courses | access to exclusive mini lessons | special learning programs | tutorials | presets | private membership community forum | & more – as well as 25% off our Annual Retreat Registration in May 2020. You can subscribe to the membership on a monthly subscription for just $25 per month or purchase the annual membership for $275 (and save $25!!).

** courses are not included in this membership and are purchased separately at the discounted rate**

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Join Our Community

Tell us your story…

Tell us your story. Through moments, light, emotion, movement, details, composure, contrast, space, texture, minimalism, silence. Through laughter and tears. Smiles and stares. Through the good times and bad. It’s time to let your story unfold.

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the extra fun stuff!

HS now has gift cards available in the store for every storytelling occasion!

HS now has gift cards available in the store for every storytelling occasion!

Want to join forces? We’d love to share your product with our community!

Want to join forces? We’d love to share your product with our community!

coming soon…

coming soon…


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