alexdesign wrote in post #12898933
How does one get models? Contact a model agency? Ask for rates? Doesn't it cost arm and a leg? What would be an alternative without spending a fortune?
Just ask people you see if you can take some pictures of them. I found my first few models on the bus, in the supermarket, walking in town etc., etc. Just had some cards printed up and simply asked them if they would be interested and gave them a card. Some people got in touch, some didn't, but I never had a bad reaction and met some good models that way.
That was back in the 1980s, these days we have the internet and there are many thousands of guys & girls on there looking to be a model. Sign up on one of the modelling sites and put up a few shots to show you can handle a camera and you will find models happy to work "TFP" or "TFCD", where no money changes hands and you simply give the model prints or just a CD with the images on for their portfolio.
The catch 22 there, of course, is that you need some people shots to start your own portfolio and show that you can take a nice shot. However, you can start with some simple portraits of friends or relatives, they don't have to be 'models'.