Inspired by Life

posted on 17th of january, 2012

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.

Meet Clancy
He's my favorite model

He doesn't mind me dressing him up.


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Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on January 20, 2012
Getting sharp focus on your eyes when being your own model isnt that easy That's where Clancy comes in. I can use him to set up the shot and then swap myself in at the last minute. Like I said, he's very patient ;-)Thanks everyone for the kind and encouraging comments. I can't tell you how much they mean to me! K-
Posted by Francy874 on January 19, 2012
Nice blog! thanks for sharing :-)
Posted by Rosedarc on January 18, 2012
Very funny and full of good ideas.

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