In Finding Inspiration, I wrote about the things and themes from which I draw my muse. You don't have to be active in stock photography very long to realize that images containing people tend to be the most popular with buyers. If you are like me, however, you have neither the skills and equipment to justify hiring models, nor the bravado to approach random people to sign model releases.
The obvious solution is to use your friends and family.
The key is to find their price.
I like to lure my models with food.
Although I've found a good single malt scotch works well also.
You can also find suitable stand-ins.
He's my favorite model
He doesn't mind me dressing him up.
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