Eight Social Media Imagery Tools and Resources

You would be impressed by the amount of time the Grass Roots Media team spends finding or creating JUST the right image for our clients. We also field plenty of questions as we coach other clients through the development of their own content:

“What stock images can I legally use?”

“What size of photo should you use for Facebook cover photo?”

“Where do I go for strong stock imagery?”

All good questions. Rather than re-create the wheel, we worked to find our top resources to answer some of your most commonly asked questions.

1. How To Legally Use Images In Your Social Media - Social Media Examiner

“Do you share images in your social media marketing? Wondering if you’re violating copyright laws? With a bit of information, you can learn to protect yourself and your business from a copyright infringement lawsuit. In this article, you’ll discover five tips to help you use images correctly (and legally) on social media.”

2. Free photography course for hobby and professional photographers - Southern Institute of Technology 

Anna and Chelsea are working towards this distance diploma and enjoying what they are learning. In this course you will take 8 papers that will help you see the world through the lens of your camera and learn how to use editing software.

3. Where to find free images for your social media account - Agora Pulse

The Grass Roots Media team is no stranger to using free stock imagery. We do create our own images, we do purchase images, and we do use stock imagery - as long it is on brand and aligns with our message. Agora Pulse round up introduced us to new sources and ideas!

4. 25 epic graphic design tips for non-designers - Canva

Canva is a tab that is almost always opinion our screens. Not only is it an easy tool for a quick design fix and a source for great free imagery, but it is constantly teaching us how to be better at both.

5. 5 Top Tips for Social Media Photography - Chelsea Millar

This might be a bit of a cheeky re-post but as we were sorting through our favourite sources for social media knowledge, these 5 social media photography tips repeatedly came up so we thought we would reshape.

6. Image Sizes and Limits for Social Media Platforms

You asked and we delivered! Here is everything you need to know about image sizes and limits for the social media platforms we predominantly use. It’s free so be sure to download, print and stick this to your office wall to keep it handy.

7. 5 Ways to Use Pictures to Tell Visual Stories With Social Media - Social Media Examiner

“As a marketer, you know the importance of stories, but do you know how to tell a story with few or no words at all?

“We’ve now entered a phase in which visual communication is supplanting the written word,” says Bob Lisbonne, CEO of Luminate and former SVP of Netscape.” Some are now calling it the dawn of the Imagesphere.”

8. NZ Story Tool Kit

Anna and Trista recently attended an NZ Story workshop and were reminded of the abundance of NZ stock imagery available through their toolkit.

Do you have any other questions that we didn’t address here? Be sure to give us a bell and let us know. We’d love to help you out!

Trista Burn is an American-born-Kiwi-by-marriage communications specialist. She studied Communications and Business at Whitworth University and is currently learning the fine art of toddler negotiations.

A dairy farmer’s daughter and a legacy deeply rooted in ag, Trista firmly believes in the value of agvocating for the primary industries and sharing their stories with consumers. In other words - the heartbeat of GRM.

You can easily win her heart with a killer Apple Pie, Hazelnut Latte or an invitation to Mexican Food. mmmmm tacos.