just recently i started getting into photography as a hobby and wanted to try some new things with models. all within the 1st month or 2 of my purchase of my camera (digital rebel xt with kit lens) ive gotten several volunteers to model for me. one of which agreed to do nudes upon request and the rest are aspiring models and actresses from a local school. i got this camera as a way to take my own images to use in my portfolio (im a digital artist, use these images for post editing and photo manipulation). so i bought a camera to take my own stock photos. my situation is that im very inexperienced in working with models and have little to some knowledge of photography. im also shooting free of cost. this is because im charging them for the experience that i have. so now that i have a rather large cliental forming, expecting to be shot for free, im worried that i might have to turn them away and i dont want them to think im not being serious. so with that said, i would like to ask you, people that have most likely been through and past this stage, what i can do. i love the idea that there are several models coming to me and asking me to shoot them. im also looking at this as a potential job in the future (expecting some type of income from this later). i have already been doing some preparation by purchasing lights, back drops, etc. should i turn some of these people away and tell them that im just doing this as a side thing for now? should i just take them all and use them as practice?