When you're getting into genres of photography that require working with models, navigating the landscape of who to hire, when to pay, and more can be a bit confusing. This great video will tell you exactly when you should pay for a model, when you should offer a trade, and where to find them.
Coming to you from Daniel Norton, this great video talks about the various situations you'll be faced with in which you'll need a model and when it's appropriate to go to an agency, when to use a friend, when to offer a trade, and more. As Norton mentions, one of the most important reasons to use an agency is that you'll have a backup if something goes wrong with the model you've hired. When you're working on a large set and there's a lot of money going to different pieces to bring the whole shoot together, it's risky to not have a backup of any single part of the shoot, and working with an agency ensures you'll have access to another model should anything happen. Check out the video above for more helpful information.
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Lead image by Spencer Selover, used under Creative Commons.