All photographic series are harvested from research, which may begin with a scholarly investigation or with an overheard conversation on the bus. Researching a project is as challenging and exciting as taking the photographs – sometimes more so. It frames, informs and focuses the final photographic images. As a photographer, readers need the skills and knowledge to be able to nurture the seed of an idea. Thinking and reading about how photographs are read and consumed in the world will help readers make decisions about the context for their own work. Photography can be a vehicle to help readers step into new environments and new fields. When drawing from an unfamiliar arena, readers could decide to collaborate with someone from the field of interest in order to gain vital support and specialist knowledge. Making work with someone from another area of expertise can aid the creative process, making it a fruitful and enriching experience.