The Photo Hat - Or How To Keep Your Head At A Photo Shoot
Next event. This time a baseball cap. No better - bill forward and it poked the flash, bill backward and I looked like the oldest rapper in the senior citizens disco. I have no objection to being an idiot but I hate to alert others to the fact.
Third try - my faithful English tweed gentleman's cap. Still too far forward for camera use. This time when I reversed it I looked like Barney Oldfield at Indianapolis. Not a bad thing if you are at the wheel of a 1909 Marmion Special but a bit ludicrous in a hall in Bayswater.
What can you wear to cover the bonce while covering the party? My Russian sailor's cap with the imperial eagle and the tally ribbons was perfect for a steampunk party but would limit me elsewhere. Likewise a german soldier's mutze or a yarmulke - functional but would call unwarranted attention. I do have a Czech civilian's cap that has a short soft brim, but if I were to wear it I would feel obligated to add a badly-fitting suit and do the shooting with a Meopta Flexaret camera.
What we need is an accepted standard headgear made for photographers to work with. Something between a Greek fisherman's cap and one of those Japanese army hats with the the havelock down the back. Or a garrison cap with a camera company logo on the top...
Note: the staff member who suggested the pink fluoro disco wig WILL be punished.