Like many of you, I avoid people in my travel photography. I am always waiting for them to get out of the way. But, after reading the eBook “Rabari: Encounters with the Nomadic Tribe” by Mitchell Kanashkevich, I have been trying to include more people since they add so much context and sense of place.
It’s not that easy though. It just seems awkward to put a camera right in someone’s face. So I started with street buskers on my recent visit to New Orleans. After all, if they are doing something out in public in order to get paid and I pay them, then I shouldn’t feel awkward, right?
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Ok, I know it’s a bit of a cop-out, but I have to start somewhere.