i'm careening towards renting a studio for a day, along with lights and probably a d2x, along with my own gear (f100 and bronica mf) to shoot a bunch of stock image ideas that i've shown to a couple guys who manage photographers. they both said that if i can pull them off, they can market the devil out of the images, and out of me. Obviously an attractive concept. my dilemma: between the studio rental, gear rental, purchasing of the props and a few of the clothing items, i'm laying out a bunch of money. i can't afford to hire three $75 an hour models and hairdressers and makeup. there are a number of newbies in the modeling business who'll work for portfolio shots, and because i used to make a living as an acting instructor and director (until i was 30 that's how i made my living) i feel like i can get great performances out of untrained talent. nevertheless, without their (maybe latent) talent, i'd have nothing. if things work really well (my personal odds assessment is that it's a really small chance), and i make some really nice money, i feel like it's unfair of me to have only paid the talent in a few prints for their use. maybe its my own cringe left over from the shows i used to do where other people made a bunch of money and i just got my next meals, or some deeply hidden socialist tendency. i've thought about trying to do gain sharing, but the tracking and accounting would be a nightmare - film and commercial studios spend a fortune trying to track royalties and still get it wrong a lot. (something i know, again, from personal experience.) am i being a wimp on this? what's fair here?