Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)
There are at conditions on a bright sunny day that a photographer can take advantage of. One is to place the subject so the sun shines directly on it at an angle that brings out the details of the subject. The photo of the cat painting is a good example of that. Cell phone cameras like bright sunshine used this way.
Another is to place the subject where there is a large area of "open shade" where the shadows disappear, the subject is evenly illuminated by the reflected sunlight bouncing around the open shade area. The portrait of the artist who made the painting shows this open shade condition. However, open shade can be a challenge for cell phone cameras.
Yet another is stop action sports type photos, where the sun is providing plenty of light for stopping action in mid air. The woman with the sword is an example of stop action combined with panning to blur the background.
And sometimes the extreme contrast between the light and shadow makes for a good photograph. The river sunset shows an image that worked well in that condition, after tweaking.
The most common problem with bright sunshine is photographing a person with the sun behind them. With most cameras, there is enough information in the image file to recover the too dark person, as in Anna by the river.
When the contrast between a light subject and a darker background is too great, however, the image file won't have enough information to bring out a good photo.