Bright sunny summers days are not typically great for landscape photographers. Harsh shadows, and bright direct light don't typically make for good photographic conditions. Sunrises and sunsets offer the best light, but here in the UK, at midsummer, that means very early starts or late finishes. However, Infrared photography is a great approach to making the most of these challenging bright conditions without sacrificing too much sleep.


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Phil Balchin is a full-time software developer at Heroku (a Salesforce company) and part-time photographer living in Guildford, Surrey, UK. Specialising in software development and photography, Phil also writes about graphic design, personal productivity, and travel.