As a photographer, you might be shooting people from all walks of life. They could be professional agency models, who have spent many years in the game and are well versed in all it can throw at them. They could be novice models who still do not know their craft, and are nervous about getting it wrong. They could just be normal, everyday people, who are not often in front of the lens and do not know how to react to it. They could even be fellow photographers, which is one of the hardest jobs of all!
If you are looking for a model to work with, it can be difficult to get started. After all, you have to prove you are a great photographer in order to get people to shoot with you – but you also have to get people to shoot with you in order to prove that you are a great photographer! It’s a classic catch-22, so let’s look at how to get around it. When you are looking for models for your portrait work, here’s how to begin.
When shooting outdoors, there are a number of criteria which need to be met in order to make your photoshoot a success. You need a location which is picturesque and which suits the theme and overall look of your photoshoot. You need to have room to set up your equipment and pose your model, as well as enough privacy to carry the shoot out undisturbed. You also need to have the legal right to take pictures there, which can often be overlooked.
Here is how to ensure that you can find a location that matches these criteria every time you need one.