Q&A: how to choose and use images online

Getting the image right can be the key to bringing viewers to your online content and making them stick. Creative producer Sam Adam gives some key tips to help producers avoid creative errors.

Date: Tuesday 1st October

Time: 1pm-2pm

Twitter: @BBCCoP

Hashtag: #CoPWorkshop

Title: How to choose and use images online

Host: Sam Adam

"People forget how important a great image is and how it can immediately grab your viewer’s attention." – Sam Adam

Where do you start when sourcing images for online use and how do you make sure you use those images well?

In this live Q&A our expert Sam Adam answers your questions and gives you tips, golden rules and handy advice on choosing arresting images that will make an impact on any online platform.

Subjects include:

  • Identifying the images you need
  • Where to source images
  • Copyright and clearance
  • Editing images

Sam Adam is a creative producer and project manager with 13 years hands-on experience in all aspects of the photography industry from picture editing, commissioning, art directing and art buying for shoots both in the UK and abroad. She has worked with a range of broadcast clients including Discovery Networks and BBC iPlayer, corporate clients including Nike and EA Games and several publishers and advertising agencies. She also worked as a photo agent at Photoshot Picture Library. Sam currently manages online photographic projects for the BBC Academy and advises on their internal digital asset management systems. 

Below is the timeline of the Twitter conversation as recorded by Storify.com.