A nice way to begin putting together sequences of images is make the following images:
- A portrait (from the shoulders up)
- A detail shot of a significant personal item that the person is carrying with them (i.e., favorite coffee mug, cell phone, soccer ball, a photo from wallet, an item of clothing, a piece of jewelry, iPod with favorite band, key chain, etc.)
- A medium shot of the person in action or holding the item.
For example, see Running Voices (NYTimes.com)