EXPERT INS IGHT The midday sun
David says… The higher the sun gets, the harder the light, as it has less atmosphere to travel through. If the sun is off to the side, this can result in dramatic side-lighting, with punchy colours and deep, crisp shadows, which is ideal for subjects like architecture. However, if the sun is directly behind you, with the shadows falling behind the subject you’re shooting, the lighting can look very flat. This is why the castle in Andrew’s Hotshot doesn’t look as dramatic as it might. Thankfully, the crashing waves in the foreground more than make up for it!