This is Jane Dayus-Hinch at today’s Bridal Show in Toronto:
As you see, Jane wears hats. Large hats. And these are extremely challenging, photographically. You will get very dark eyes.
What you can do:
- If using flash, lower your lights a little, and perhaps move them a little farther away.
- Tip the hat up a little.
- Add a reflector underneath.
- Use a white floor with a lot of ambient light mixed in (as I did here).
- Do some post work.
Even with these, the conditions will still not be perfect, so you may have to live with slightly darker eyes. But at least the photos will be acceptable, as this one is. And as Jane’s photographer, I have to be able to handle hats!