Sure the new iPhones come with an HDR function, but there’s HDR, and then there’s HDR…know what I’m saying?
What, I hear you ask, is HDR? High Dynamic Range Imaging.
And what does that mean?
Essentially 2 or 3 photos are taken at different exposure levels and combined- to create one shot with extra dynamism and luminosity…that’s 2 big words in a single sentence.
Quite simply, it makes your photos look better. It adds light when there isn’t any, depth when you need it, a clarity that’s almost multi dimensional.
So why don’t we use it with all photos? Because it takes longer.
Pro HDR requires you to hold the camera/phone still while it focuses on one, then a second shot. This can take a couple of seconds, so isn’t for anything mobile, or scenes where stray people can bomb your shots.
Compare the shot above (taken with pro HDR) to the shot below- taken as normal.
Compare also the photo below
to this one…
Big difference, hey?
As I said, it’s not for every situation, but when it works, it’s impressive.
$2.49 from iTunes.