Portfolio Building: Shooting SomthingCons
When you are starting out as a photographer it is sometime hard to start your portfolio going. There are many posts out there on how to collaborate with models for starting up check this one from DPS), or you can ask your friends, close by acting schools or dance schools and model mayhem.
Here is a fresh thought, why not going to a place where interesting people are meeting and there is a good chance of them wanting to be photographed?
Benjamin Von Wong shares an interesting idea, going to conventions that have a custom party built in. That can take care of wardrobe, props and sometimes a set. Which as a starting photographer you can't always afford. (Of course, if you have the Von Wong mindset, you can pretty much get a custom party with dozens of orcs, death riders and medieval knights any time you like).
Here are some ideas, depending on what you may wanna shoot and what's available in your area:
Here is an idea of what you can get from a visit like this if you come open minded, and play nice.
[How to get awesome & free epic-looking models via vonwong.com]