Alt Chat Wednesday: Creating a Signature Look with Props


By: Eden Hensley; Photo by: Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit

In today's media landscape and world of constant sharing on social media, your visuals need to say you. Simply adding a watermark isn't enough to create images that are immediately recognizable as yours. For images that are unique to you and difficult to copy, you want elements such as colors and props that become your signature.

Join us Wednesday September 2, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter to chat about how you brand the images you publish on your site and share to social media. We’ll be talking about what makes up a signature look, sharing some of our favorite spots for props, and more.  

New to Twitter chats? You can find all the details on how to participate in a live Twitter chat here.

Six Ways to Strengthen Your Visual Branding

  1. Discover your visual aesthetic.
  2. Create a style guide.
  3. Strengthen your voice through better photographs.
  4. Turn your living room into a studio.
  5. Set and style a DIY project.
  6. Choose image file formats for your site.

Suggest a Topic for a Future Alt Chat

Mark your calendars for next week’s Alt Chat: Intentional Content: Using an Editorial Calendar to Set Expectations September 8th at 9AM PDT / 12PM EDT.

Got a topic you’d like to see covered in a future Alt Chat? Comment below or send Eden an email.

Currently in queue we have Collaboration: The In's and Out's of Successful Partnerships; Newsletters: Building Your Subscriber List; Is Doing It All the New Having It All: A Tale of Balance and Time Management; The Art of the Pitch and Media Kits; and Community: Building Online and Offline.


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.