Photographing people has always been difficult for me. It takes tremendous courage and personal integrity to ask someone if you can take their picture, especially in the times in which we live. Its a skill that travel photographers like David duChemin, Matt Brandon and Gavin Gough learned long ago and practice every day in their art and work. Its also a skill that a master like Joe McNally makes look really simple in his latest book The Hot Shoe Diaries.
But its not a skill that comes easily to me, so I practice ever chance I get. Luckily, this young lady working at the Washington on the Brazos State Historical Site was kind enough to pose for me.