Web images for teachers, where do we start? I have been following Gayle’s career for more than 20 years and one thing for sure is that she is passionate about teaching, initially as an NQT in the UK Gayle was employed across public and private schools. When the whole Spain idea presented itself Gayle brought her skills to a small corner of Andalucia and continued to teach locally to students of all ages and levels. Early in 2017, ‘Appetizing English’ was born focusing on English language learners with a specific interest in food, along with that came a website offering tailored courses molded around the industry as well as aiming at food enthusiasts and one to one English learning classes online via Skype.
As an independent teacher people are buying into you, your skill and professionalism so the right images count, stock images for example might have their place on academy websites but when it comes to your own teaching business, well, my opinion is that you need good images of you – people buy from people.
Out with the old and in with the new, it’s always good to add and replace tired images across a website, we are not talking about corporate head shots here either – this is where your web images need to speak your approach, personality and offer a welcoming perspective to potential students shouting out you are the right online teacher for them.
Freshening up is also a good idea as it shows visitors that a website is kept up to date, plus you have a file full of new material for social media and blogging.
For this simple photo shoot we headed out into the nearby woods with a bag of props (pens, diary, book, notepad etc) and a flask of coffee because it was certainly on the cold side even at midday. As well as standard web images and a selection of photos for social media we were looking to replace a couple of banners across the website. Banners need a little more thought as typically, on a web page they are three times as long as they are high so shooting from further away allowed for a decent crop later, this also explains one reason for the outdoor location.
Web images for teachers, professionals and businesses in the Altiplano area, if your web photos need freshening up, require a relaxed approach and fresh files for your social media campaign get in touch by clicking the button above!