When on assignment I'm always looking for a different angle, multiple layers or a graphic element to incorporate into my images. I'm always looking for elements at different points in the frame to add layers or dimensions of depth to the shot.
While covering the robotics assignment I dropped down and shot upward, got above the students and shot down, scanned the area for lines or colors. I did everything to find a different angle. Nothing was working, until I happened to crawl past the side of the robot and see a natural frame. The robot's structure and electrical components were the elements I needed. Now all I needed was a person in the shot. I waited for several minutes with my camera at the ready. Many of the students watched as I waited for something. Finally a student approached from the other side and inspected the interior of the robot. I had my shot.
â€” Alex Collins