What Is HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Attention CTL Subscribers. If you don’t take photographs on your smartphone on a regular basis then skip this post. I promise I won’t get mad🙂

If you’re still reading this post then you should really be familiar with HDR. Simply statedHDR combines the best parts of the three overexposed, underexposed, and balanced shots to create a dramatic image with beautiful shadowing and highlights.

Google Camera 3.0 automatically detects when HDR+ (High Dynamic Range + Low Light) should be used to capture great photos in low light and backlit scenes on the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P.

HDR works in a similar fashion on the iPhone.  Below are 3 photos the first one is without HDR, the second is with HDR and the third one is taken almost in the dark.

sin hdr


dark kitty

LifeHacker has a great article on HDR here


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