Images and Photos

The School of Human Ecology website is 'visual forward' as a key strategy, meaning excellent images are important for both our storytelling and smart user experience (UX). We endeavor to make content accessible and inclusive for all audiences.


Human Ecology's self-service photo library:

humanecology.photoshelter.com

Download high-quality images (in multiple sizes) of faculty/staff headshots, Nancy Nicholas Hall, students, classrooms, events, and more.


Photo submission:

Photos should be:

  • high resolution photo
  • jpg or png format
  • Ideally 1920 pixels wide (minimum 900px wide)

If you don’t already have a photo:

  • Have a friend take a few on their cell phone
  • Good lighting is key - outside, in front of greenery, no harsh shadows on you
  • Portrait mode on the phone, if possible.

NOTE for portrait submissions:

YOU are the best person to describe yourself or the image. When submitting a portrait of yourself, please submit a very short (125 characters max) description of you in the photo to be used for alt-text. Tip: Think about how you'd briefly describe yourself in the photo over the phone.

For example:

close-upof a bear's face

Bad: We're zoomed-in on the face of a brown bear – sometimes known as a grizzly – gazing majestically into the middle distance. Perhaps she's hungry, or has spotted a threat?

Bad: bear, brown bear, grizzly, grizzly bear, mammal, carnivore

Okay: Brown bear

Good: Close-up of a bear's face

    Alt-text is the copy read aloud to users by screen reader software, and it is indexed by search engines. It also displays on the page if the image fails to load, as in this example of a missing image.




    Keywords:website, photo, bio   Doc ID:114711
    Owner:Linda Z.Group:School of Human Ecology
    Created:2021-11-05 13:29 CSTUpdated:2022-01-14 14:13 CST
    Sites:School of Human Ecology