How to Capture a Winning Photo

Learn how to give a presentation and get tips for capturing a winning photo with this free ATA Webinar.

  1. Make sure the photo clearly shows that you're talking about translation and/or interpreting.

    This could include words behind you on a whiteboard, chalkboard, or flip chart; an interesting prop; or classroom decorations such as flags, foreign vocabulary, or maps. Visual interest improves the quality of your photo.

  2. Include yourself and one or more students in the photo if you can.

    If the school's confidentiality policy prohibits showing children's faces in the photo, try a shot that shows them from the back. To make sure you can get in the shot, ask the teacher, the school newspaper or yearbook, or a friend to take the photo for you.

  3. Aim for a photo that's clear enough for effective reproduction in The ATA Chronicle and promotional materials.

    It should be visually pleasing as well, although we're willing to do some cropping and enhancing if the content is good.

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