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At 10:26 AM 11/7/97 -0800, you wrote: > > I don't do much photography of strangers close up. I think it must be > > ather difficult to do without violating the privacy of individuals, but I'm > > mpressed by how well Eric Welch succeeds on his Web page photos. I > > hotograph friends and relatives close up, but not strangers. Strangers do > > ften appear in my photographs as indistinct compositional elements who > Thanks for the kind words. I was very shy when I was young. And it was very difficult for me to overcome my natural shyness when I went to journalism school and had to start approaching people to take their pictures. I often ask permission either before or after I start photographing, depending on whether I think talking to them will cause the spontaneity to be lost. It's not for everyone, for sure. My job requires it. And in the end, it means some times I don't get to use pictures I really like. But if you treat people with respect they will return it. But when discussing topics I care about, I often can get passionate. Don't let that make you think I don't respect you! I don't get to do that when I work, so I unload on all of you. :-) ========== Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch It's never too late to have a happy childhood.