How to Be a Visual Storyteller: 3 Tips from Dominique Davis, creator of All That is She

Kaitlyn Holstine
Nov 27, 2017 · 3 min read

Becoming a visual storyteller was a happy accident for Dominique. The UK blogger originally started AllThatIsShe as a creative outlet while on maternity leave. It was intended to be a simple fashion blog, but quickly billowed into a whimsical form of self-expression. The blogger’s family photographs have captivated audiences around the world and amassed over 394k followers on Instagram alone. Today Dominique shares three simple tips on how you too can be a visual storyteller.

1. Find Your Inspiration

Get inspired. Inspiration will be the foundation of your story. If you’re having trouble generating ideas, then break away from your mundane routine. Some suggestions for this are:

  • take a different route to work
  • try exotic foods
  • listen to new music

Don’t be afraid to turn imagination into reality. Most importantly, revisit past work and refine your skills.

Dom: When you invest in a creative outlet, you’ll start at looking at everything for inspiration. You see things are more magical. You start to see creativity in everything. Always try to better your own work. Always try to improve yourself and be the best you can be.

2) Create Your Unique Style

Don’t be a copycat. Your audience is in pursuit of original and clever content. Your style will be what sets you apart from other creators. It may be tempting to mimic what others in your industry are displaying, but this will only set you back. Innovation is hard, but it will be your competitive advantage.

Dom: Unfortunately, it can take a while to find your own style. A common mistake people make is imitating or replicating others. What you really need to do is be true to yourself. I started creating things that no one else had done. It won’t resonate with an audience if you pretend to be someone else.

3) Transport Your Audience

Take them on a journey. Use your visuals to create a world that is different from their reality. Don’t forget to use captions as well. They will help convey the story and foster a relationship with your viewers.

Dom: A storyteller to me is someone who can transport their audience to a different time or place. They make you feel like you are there with them. Don’t forget the caption is just as important as the visual. The caption will help you connect with the audience so they feel like they’re with you.

So there you have it, 3 tips for becoming a visual storyteller. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Give us some claps if you’re an All That Is She fan or found this interview useful and interesting.


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