How to find the right model for you future stock photo shoot

posted on 18th of february, 2016

Ever went through pages and pages of professionally shot stock images with the right people in the right light and in the right posture just to scratch your head wondering how you can achieve the same result without an army of professionals in your stride?


Worry not, we’re here to scout the secrets for you in a series of blogs from our own experienced editors.

We’re gonna kick it off with finding the right person for the job and doing a test photo shoot to see how your model or models look on screen. This is a good idea, especially if you will rent a studio to shoot the actual images.

At this point you should put pen on paper, finger on the tablet or whatever other device rocks your boat these days and get prepared. Have an outline of your photo-shoot. Know what...

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Posted by Kimsubeo89 on November 03, 2016
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Posted by Mommamoon on March 06, 2016
I find most people are willing to be models if you ask them - and to complete/sign the release, If there are several people around they will witness for each other. I usually offer copies of the photos to them for doing so!
Posted by Williamsphere on February 19, 2016
Helpful post. However, I can't seem to get any friends or family to pose or give permission when I do get a great shot. Sigh.

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