When starting out as a new photographer it can be difficult to find people to photograph , other than family members and random objects around your house you may find yourself looking for new subjects. At first photographers often feel awkward behind their camera and un sure of how to direct their subjects on poses. Model meet ups are an ideal way to gain more experience as a photographer , and if you are a model it is a good way to collaborate for portfolio photos. This invaluable experience gives you the ability to be creative and learn how to operate your camera in a variety of situations. One of the best things you can do as an aspiring photographer is to network with other seasoned photographers and professionals in the industry. These professionals have experience not only behind their camera, but in how to grow a successful business. Each photographer brings to the table a new skill set , and knowledge that together creates a network of photographer friends who you can ask questions and bounce ideas off of.