Smartphone Photo And Editing Course – May 9, 2016

Are you fumbling with your Smartphone Camera and you missed a great photo. On May 9th you will learn how to better use your camera and create fantastic movies. The course information is here. The class is limited to six students.

The picture below was captured on my Nexus 6 and edited with Google Photos. The movie was created from past smartphone photos.

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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.

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LifeHacker has a great article on HDR here

 

Reminder: The next Smartphone Photo And Video Course is scheduled for January 25, 2016. Find out what you will learn at this link