Uncle Sam Wants You!

woman in red points uncle sam
Zombie Photography


An exercise in DOF and perspective. I did not nail the focus – it ideally would’ve been on my fingertip. And it needs a wee bit more light on the camera-right side. Otherwise, I’m fairly happy with this.



    • It depends, really. Some scenes are more complex and takes more fiddling before I get all the components right. Lights, camera, poses, etc.

      For a simple headshot like Uncle Sam, it usually requires just a 3-4 test shoots to make sure I’m happy with the light position(s) and strength, then I’ll do a dozen or so in different poses, and pick 1 or 2 that I like the best.

      This one took me about 30 minutes in all, including setup and testing time. I’ve had SPs that took me 2-3 hours to do though!

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