Sunday, March 22, 2015

DigPhotog: Controlling Light: What is HDR photography and what is it good for? [VID] (W11-P2) Sp15

What is an HDR photo? What does HDR stand for? What type of photography is HDR good for?  What apps (software) are needed?

How To: HDR photography for iPhone and Android (CNET TV)

What is bracketing and what does it have to do with HDR photos?
In short, bracketing is "taking the same photo more than once using different settings for different exposures"

Secrets of Amazing HDR Photography (revision3)
See the first 5 minutes or so.  Save the remaining for later when we discuss photo editing.

Check out some fine HDR photos at  When looking at the photos on this site slide the vertical line back and forth to see the standard version of the photo vs. the HDR version.  
Also see comparisons at Tim Clarke's site.  What is the difference between a normal photo and a HDR photo?  What preferences do you have?  Do you like HDR photos?  Pros and cons of HDR?

Quick HDR Landscape Tutorial
Play from 0:00 to 2:15.  Save the remaining for later when we discuss photo editing.

What is spot metering and what does it have to do with HDR photography?
Spot metering is a setting on a camera in which "the photographer [takes] control over exactly which portion of the frame [or image in the view finder] the meter should use to determine proper exposure."

Pro HDR App Tutorial on iPhone 4 (with Example Images!)

Pro-HDR - an app that allows you to take HDR photos.
Note: Try the free version first, if you can find it.

Another HDR app that is currently available as a free version is HDR FX Photo Editor (Free) which is available on Android.

There is also a limited HDR feature on iPhones and iPads. Check this video, if interested.

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