With photo essays and events, look for variety in angle-of-view (or field-of-view) coverage. A good collection will include an establishing, medium, and close-up shot.
Having all three will enhance a sense of “being there” and add visual interest to the series as a whole.
This is a great example of an establishing shot from ASUW’s annual Brick Dance at HuskyFest:
And a medium:
And a detail: