Tutorial: Visual Storytelling


The goal of this tutorial is to share with you my storytelling techniques through images. I also want to give you some tips that helped me to find my style and create my own code

To do so I will describe my creative process, show you the questions I ask myself and how I apply these techniques to my work.

With this tutorial comes 253 photos that you can use to study composition, lighting, color and black & light values. I will use some of them to illustrate my process.

Don’t worry I won’t talk specifically about photography. I will just use the same art/narrative principles that can be applied in any kind of visual art discipline.

Check my post Composition Study about the analisis of some of my photos.


Part 1: How to find your style 

  1. Life experience

  2. Knowing yourself

  3. Find inspiration in others

  4. Conscious copying

  5. A meaningful artwork tells two stories

Part 2: Feelings

  1. How to amplify a situation…

  2. … and to not do too much ?

  3. Offset your reality

  4. The luxury of choice

  5. Instinct

Part 3: Storytelling process

  1. Tell your story with composition

  2. Compose like an orchestra

  3. The difference between “rule” and “consequence”

  4. Catch the eyes

  5. Create an image like a level design

  6. Series


All of the photos in this product are for your own studies. You can not use them for any commercial work.


  • 1 PDF file
  • 35 pages
  • 253 photos

Follow my journey on Instagram: @nomadphotoreference

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Tutorial - Visual Storytelling - 253 photos
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Tutorial - Visual Storytelling - All photos No frames
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Tutorial - Visual Storytelling - Photo breakdowns high resolution
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Tutorial - Visual Storytelling - Nomad Photo Reference
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