One thing that occurs to me is to take notes. Write things down: details, names, thoughts, quotes etc.
When the films are processed, go back to the notes and write the relevant film number down alongside them. This will begin to make the final photographs much more valuable as documents as I will have relevant written observations to go with the visual.
Remember that the frame that tells the story or that ‘hits the nail on the head’ could be anywhere on any roll of film. The benefit of note-taking is that once you marry-up the notes with the storytelling image – you have a document.
This is a more fruitful way of working than finding the ‘great photographs’ and then trying to think of something to say about them.
All of this is a new approach for me and I’m very excited by it.
Whatever it takes I suppose.