Control the light with a diffuser. Soften the harsh light of mid-day sun by placing sheer white fabric, translucent paper, or a professional diffuser between your subject and the harsh light source. Stretch and fasten a white sheet to a hoola hoop.
Two curtain rods for this fabric "waterfall" headboard. I'm picturing multiple curtains along the whole rear wall of our bedroom--on either side of the window and door. Could replace the paper curtain on door currently.