1. Start from your comfort zone
Shooting with strangers is never an easy task. It is hence better to start with people of your acquaintance, as you will be more comfortable with them around. Improve your modeling photography skills with them a little bit, such as understanding the composition, matching the background, light, color, posing, etc. Once you are comfortable with the basic skills, it is now right time to come out of your comfort zone and start shooting with unknown people. This is because if you are intending to work in model portfolio shoots, you will rarely get the scope of working with known people.