By now you’ve probably heard about that magical ‘golden hour’ for photography, and while it’s true that you can usually get better photographs when the sun is lower in the sky, it isn’t always possible to shoot right after the sun rises or just before it sets.
This is especially true in the summertime when the sun shines brighter and longer. One way to work around this problem is to look for some shade in the form of a tree, an awning or an umbrella.
But with that said there will also be times when you want to shoot in direct sun in order to add a particular effect to your photographs or simply because no shade is available and you can’t afford to wait for conditions to change.
So if you can’t or don’t want to avoid taking photos in bright sunlight, here are some tips for embracing it in your photography.