Tips for Taking the Winning Shot
Whether presenting in person or virtually, you can use these tips to capture a contest-worthy photo.
- The photo should clearly show that you're talking about translation or interpreting. This could include words behind you on a whiteboard or chalkboard, an interesting prop, or classroom decorations such as flags, foreign vocabulary, or maps.
- Include yourself and one or more students in the photo.
- Get all necessary permissions to take and distribute your photo. If the school's confidentiality policy prohibits showing student faces in the photo, try a shot that shows them from the back.
- Plan who will take the photo—the teacher, one of the students, or someone else—and when.
Aim for Quality
- Try to take a photo suitable for reproduction in The ATA Chronicle and promotional materials.
- For screenshots of virtual presentations, ask all students to look into their camera lens and pose for the photo.
- Take a few shots so you have a variety of options to choose from. You can submit multiple photos with your entry if you can't decide which one you like best!
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.
School Outreach Photos
Check out the previous contest winners and their winning shot.
School Outreach Contest
Giving students a peek inside the profession is fun and rewarding. By sharing your story, you could win a free registration to the ATA Annual Conference!