Myself and "Arty" are doing prep work for our Photography exam. I'm having a little difficutly though. We have to stick to a theme of "Viewpoints", which in my opinion is far too vague and broad, as every picture is a viewpoint in some sort of way. So I decided to take pictures of artificial man-made viewpoints, such as Windows, open doors, mirrors etc, and combine that with depictions of human instinct, such as love, passion, defence. However, although the viewpoint side of thnigs is easy, nobody is willing to pose for a picture and because the Centon camera I'm using lacks a timer, annoyingly, I cannot pose myself. So I've had to abandon that and now my exam pictures are flimsically based on objects such as gates. I've taken my final pictures, which I am not allowed to take prints from. These are better, I have pictures of vairous subjects viewed through railings, gaps in fences, chain link fences etc. Do you have problems getting people to pose as subjects? Does anyone have a friend who they rely upon? How do you find someone to pose fo you? I just wondered. Also, if anyone knows any techniques I can use, apart from the obvious, in the darkroom to make the pictures more interesting that would be great. What really annoys me is people acting like having a picture taken of them is some sort of crime. Why are people so against it?