Baseball caps

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Mike, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Apart from telling the subject to take the ****ing thing off, has anybody
    got any tips for photographing people wearing these things in sunlight? Just
    about every picture I have ever taken of a person wearing a baseball cap is
    pretty much useless because of the shadow cast over their eyes and upper
    face. A bit of fill flash helps, but I usually end up resorting to working
    in photoshop to lighten up the shadow - trouble is, I have yet to find a
    completely convincing technique.
    My solution - ban them. As simple as that - ban all baseball caps.
    Mike, Sep 29, 2003
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    Frank ess Guest

    I figure they wear hats for a photo, they deserve less than perfection, and
    just overexpose so they can see their facial features; I'm sure everyone
    knows what goes where the highlights are blown out.

    As to fill-flaxh, wich of these do you likw?
    Frank ess, Sep 30, 2003
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    EktarEd Guest

    I agree, take photos of younger men. They do not seem to know the front from the
    back of the cap and therefore the bill is not a problem.
    EktarEd, Sep 30, 2003
  4. I think that is the best answer to the problem. I ask people to take their
    caps off and tell them why. Everyone has.
    A reflector works better than a flash on top of the camera, but be careful
    how you use it -- you don't want the lighting to appear to come from under
    the subject's face.
    Phil Stripling, Sep 30, 2003
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    Dennis Duke Guest

    A friend of mine is in a cowboy reenactment group and wanted me to take
    pictures of a "bank robbery". Of course they all wore some kind of cowboy
    hat and it was "high noon" when all this took place. I used a good fill
    flash and all the pictures came out great except one - the flash failed to
    fire on one picture for some reason and I got no face that time. I think
    fill flash is a really good solution and easier than fighting half the
    Dennis Duke, Sep 30, 2003
  6. I have no solution for you except fill flash. I have my own ball cap
    problem, LOL......When i'm taking a picture the flash pops up and whacks me
    in the visor, then i promptly turn it around backwards LOL. The Oly. 750
    doesnt do that, you have to manually put it up but the 300D pops up
    unexpectantly at times. Sure there's 1 mode that it doesnt but its in the
    dummy modes. This is about the only thing i dont like about the 300D.
    Grace Frehley, Sep 30, 2003
  7. Mike

    Not Very Guest

    It is easier to shoot the wearers. Then, after they have karked it, there
    should be plenty of light on their faces. ;-)
    Not Very, Sep 30, 2003
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    Whatevah Guest

    if they are posed shots... use a reflector to bounce some light up. won't
    remove the shadows, but it'll help.

    use a "real" reflector, or any nice sized piece of white material.

    if there are clouds, wait for a cloud to pass over the sun. this'll help a
    Whatevah, Sep 30, 2003
  9. Mike

    Guest Guest

    I've taken plenty of beach shots of kids with caps on. If your camera has a
    built in flash, then it probably has a fill flash mode. This will get rid of
    the shadows, or at least lessen them. Of course, then you have to worry
    about red-eye.... hopefully your camera has a red-eye reductrion fill flash
    Guest, Oct 1, 2003
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