O.k. This may sound weird but....

How does one go about getting models for nudes the RIGHT way?

Now I say with because of the following -

I live in a city with a large university and a pretty decent photography program (no, not Rochester....). So I know a few people who have been either in the program or are starving artists in their own right.

Anyway, i have heard from more than one, that getting models for nudes can sometimes be ummmmmmm.........

Well........


"Interesting"

They have usually resorted to taking out ads in the local weekly newspaper and the student paper. On at least one occassion, they have hired models who turned out to be well....not exactly the church-going type if ya know what I mean.

In one case the model demanded EXTRA money half-way through the shoot and called her rather large and angry boyfriend on the phone so he would come over and help her get the money.

In another the model started offering "other" services for a fee. If ya know what I mean. Which was really weird because EVERYONE knows photographers have NO money...

Anyway, these are just two examples of numerous incidents I have heard of where the models have been less than ethical. In fact down right sleazy.

So the question is, how does one avoid such a situation? How do you seperate the wheat from the chaff?