Following our discussion on creative communication, it might be useful to spend some more time illustrating the idea of photographing the same subject in different ways, in order to facilitate multiple application of the photos.
To support this discussion I will use an earlier photo shoot I was commissioned to do, photographing a young scientist, Dr Tumi Semete, whose exemplary research was to be featured in a number of publications.
The first point worth noting is that the shoot coincided with an interview with the scientist, conducted by the company’s publications editor. This had the advantage that the focus was not exclusively on the photo shoot, so I was free to move around and photograph different angles and subjects. Also, by paying attention to what was being discussed in the interview, I had more insight into what I needed to capture to compliment the article and other related applications.
Secondly, I was briefed beforehand that the photographs would be used in a number of different publications, so I needed to be comprehensive in my coverage.
Following below are examples of the different angles and types of images that can be captured during a science photography shoot, illustrating the range of applications that can be covered without spending much extra photography time.