Photography in the Far North
The light in northern Australia is direct and harsh around mid day and best times for taking photos are morning and later half of the afternoon. The light is softer and more diffused, giving a more attractive colour quality.
Holidays are not complete without a few portraits. The main problem is the strong sunlight in the open air. If the sun is directly overhead, it will cast deep shadows on the face, particularly if a hat is being worn. If it is behind the subject, the whole face is in shadow and if in front, they the subjects eyes will be screwed up or squinting. The solution to this is to place the subject in light shade or mottled sunlight, and use the flash. This also applies to photos where the sun is directly behind the subject.