How to Find Models Online
By Andrew Hudson Published: June 17, 2011 Updated: January 31, 2017
The most popular places to find photography models for free, trade or low-cost are:
Free Venues to Find Models Online
|1||36||Free online classified advertisements|
|2||1,067|| Where professional models|
meet model photographers
|3||15,213|| Models and photographers portfolio|
directory showcase and community
|4||38,357|| UK fashion, glamour|
and photographic models
|5||64,281||Where talent gets discovered|
|6||230,794||An interactive database of models|
|7||242,469|| A venue to search for talent|
and post casting calls
|8||368,941|| Professional portfolios hosting|
and talent directory
|Traffic data as of March 2011|
The most popular model-finding site is Model Mayhem. This is a free online community where you can read and post ads. It’s up to you to set the expectations and negotiate a price.
To get listed as a photographer with Model Mayhem, you need to submit at least four of your photos featuring adult human models. Children, cars, landscapes, animals, etc. do not count. Include variety with at least two different models or two different locations.
If you have the budget and you need good models quickly, you can work with a local modeling agency. This is often a small business that has a stable of experienced models on call and can recommend ones for your project. The agency can provide you with headshots and sample photos and can coordinate the scheduling.
Of course, you pay for this service, typically with a percentage overhead. And the models are likely to be priced at a higher rate. The prices depend on the quality of the agency and models, and how well you can negotiate.
There are many modeling agencies so try a search on Google.
Major Modeling Agencies
If you’re reading this book then you’re unlikely to have the budget to hire a top supermodel. But what the heck, let’s pretend you do. Feel emboldened to contact the world’s top modeling agencies: