Taking a break from my regularly scheduled fashion posts, today, I wanted to introduce you to a storytelling app called Steller. (If you haven't heard of it yet, don't fret — it's still a relatively unknown app/social media network.) In a nutshell, Steller allows you to combine photos, videos and text to convey your creative vision. Here's where the creativity comes in: A story can be as simple as a photo diary capturing a typical day at the park or it can be rooted in something more personal + meaningful to you. Your story can be short or relatively long. The sky's the limit!
Upon initially downloading Steller, I distinctly remember feeling inspired by so many of the stories being uploaded by users. I found the ones that incorporated video clips and stunning photography to be extra compelling. Whereas the process of uploading a top-notch photo to Instagram is fairly seamless (capture, edit, filter, add a description and hashtags, upload!), Steller requires a little more story boarding prior to hitting publish. But the end result is so worth it, in my opinion! I'm constantly looking for new creative outlets and Steller just so happens to fulfill a unique niche that falls between Instagram and video apps like Vine.
With all that being said, I finally (!) composed my first Steller story. Last week, as per summer tradition, I went to a neighboring town's lawn party/carnival. Side note: Personally, I LOVE carnivals — not only for the food (fries and funnel cakes FTW!), but all of the amazing photo ops. While I didn't record any video clips this year, I did capture enough photos to share my carnival-going experience via Steller. Considering that this was my first story, I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out. I used the "Wander" theme which complemented the free-spirited vibe of my story perfectly. Check it out below and let me know what you think!
Will you be giving Steller a download? Let me know in the comments below! Feel free to share a link to your Steller profile, so that I can check out your stories!