I'm new to using models to get my images. I ve been shooting since I was in high school back in the 70s. I shot travel photos in the summer as I traveled between grandparents and other relatives for the summer. During the stool year I worked for the school paper and year book as needed shooting sports and other thing as needed. After HS went to college for a while but that didn't workout and I signed up for the USAF. The summer between college terms I was called by one of the weekly papers to provide them with sports images as I had my own darkroom and basic equipment for both color and B&W film development and the later printing. After joining the Air Force I went to basic and tech school without a camera. I took my canon 35 mm with me to England where I shot some local stuff from time to time as I had time I also took a trip to Paris and shot the usual places there, then back to the state where I mainly shot bull riding at a local place then to Alaska where I shot several types of stuff from the local animals to landscapes back to rodeo photos then I get married and have a daughter and move to nm where most of my free time was split between my family and riding motorcycles except when deployed then it was typical travel photos. I retired in 2002 from the military and about a year later bought my first dslr. I took beautiful sunset photos and then the ballon fiesta came to Albuqurque while I was there for therapy and I got some marvelous ballon shots and really fell in love shooting the special shape balloons and every chance I get I try to top my previous work. This year I'll be there next month but for the first time I'm shooting the field and activities there as long with the flying balloons hoping to receive a media pass for this years event. I also join up to take the Nyip photography course and that is where I'll need the models for as I live alone my daughter has married and moved away I got divorced back I. The 90s so except for one or two friends that might do it once or twice for the simple stuff I'm limited in my people photography. So I'll need to find a few models that will work in kind they get images for their portfolio and I get the same plus photos for school and if I work it right I might be able to sell the better images if I find a source.
But how do you find models in a small town that will work in trade or for a few bucks?