IN THE SHADE
If the midday sun is too high for your DSLR to handle, move to a spot of shade. This could be under a palm tree (if you’re lucky!) or building. Try not to worry about how ridiculous you might look crouching down in bushes. Shaded light is softer, shadows are weaker and the contrast is lower. If you’re completely in the open and can’t get around it, make use of your lens hood to avoid flare and glare.