- 17 Apr 2022
This is The World's Most Frustrating Reaction:
It depends! Now we are going to tell the reason for this.
Typically, models charge somewhere in the $30-$50 range per hour. Like most creative businesses, the price really depends on how experienced the person is and how demanding they are. While you'll hardly find Kate Moss for this price range, you'll probably still find someone professional who knows how to create a good pose.
You can get some models who will agree to work for free, as long as you give them photos for their portfolios later. It can be a big deal if you find some emerging talent, but of course, other times you get what you pay for. Plus, without any incentives, you might get a no-show on the day of the shoot. Have a backup plan ready to go!
Of course, if you're going the free route, it's better to ask a few friends to help you.
How Do I Hire A Model?
Aren't we lucky? We get to live in a time when we could order anything from food to urine-powered batteries online. This also applies to people - well, I like hiring more than ordering, but you get my point.
Just as there are all kinds of listings, there are all kinds of modeling agencies. Some have hundreds of models, while others offer only a few models. Fees also vary greatly, so make sure you know what you can offer from the start so you don't waste anyone's time.
Online Listing Platform
There are some great websites out there specifically for hiring models. Here are two to get you started:
Model Mayhem A Perfect Place
These are listings where anyone, and we mean anyone (good and bad), can sell their services as the next Linda Evangelista. You can find all kinds of models from athletic to plus-size, and from pros to amateurs. For example, it may take some time to find the right person, but chances are you'll find someone more affordable than going through an agency.
What Else Do I Need To Know About Hiring A Model?
There's no point in hiring a professional model if you don't have access to the tools to make photos look professional, too. That is, camera, lighting, backdrop and so on. You may want to hire a professional photographer, or at least rent a high quality camera and find a friend who knows a little bit about photography.
Also, it always helps to have a very clear idea of what you are hoping to achieve. Plan your photoshoot in advance and let the model know what you expect her to do. What kind of style are you going for? What kind of poses do you want - natural? more creative? Which hair and makeup style would you like for her? Can they wear their own jewellery?
Also think about background and lighting. If you have a professional photographer, they should have thought about this, but it's always good to let your team know what the end result you're hoping to achieve is like.
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