On every assignment I tell my shooters to always get a head shot. I told my staff, I tell my students–get a mug shot, put it in the archive, even if it’s someone you think will never be newsworthy. You just don’t know.
But sometimes you need something more than a headshot but access is limited and that’s all you can get. So, what to do? Reach into your creative tool box and pull out … something.