Disclaimer. I have about 1 years experience in portraiture. I consider myself an advace hobbyist who has learned a lot, but still has a lot to learn.

The problem. Do you find it difficult to create portaits of people in hats? The brim seems to provide a difficult dilenma as it can cast a harsh shadow on the eyes.

Lighting solutions?
No matter how soft i try to make the light it seems to cast a harsh shadow.
If i put the light too low i seem to get vampire results.
Is the only way. . . To use a sofy direct light at eye level? What are some other creative ways?

Will this work?
A string of small diffused leds below the rim of the hat?