When traveling to new places, you may not have a solid network established to find talent to work with. Perhaps you are just starting and looking to local talent to work with. Where do you search to find potential models for your portfolio?
There are several ways and different platforms you can use to find models to work with. While this is a promo video for Michael Sasser's "Finding Models" course, Sasser does shows a sneak peek into the course covering how he uses Instagram to search for models. He also covers a few things he looks at when reviewing their feed to see if they are a good fit for a collaboration like the size of their following and what kind of photos they are sharing.
Afterward, the video jumps into another section behind two different shoots showing how Sasser is communicating and working with the models. Good communication throughout the shoot with the model can help boost their confidence and allows for the pictures to continue being good.
Besides Instagram, where do you search when looking for models to work with? Are there any tips you have found useful when searching or even approaching potential subjects? What are some red flags you have come across that tell you this may not be a good collaboration before shooting?