Use high resolution photos for your digital stories, teach-ins, etc. A handful of really nice images is a better choice than a dozen or more low resolution photos.
Don’t rely on your movie-making program’s default cropping and panning settings. Use this guide to help you control panning and zooming, aka The Ken Burns effect)\.
While your high-quality photos (or those taken by friends and family) are usually best for digital stories, you may use these public domain resources to find copy-right free images. Be sure to add attribution in a credits screen for any media (music, images, videos) that someone else created.