Today I’ll give you a little comparison between ProHDR and the default camera app on the iphone. This first image was shot with ProHDR and edited with Snapseed. As I was preparing this post, I couldn’t help but remove some noise and bring out some details in photoshop. I swear it was really minimal stuff in PS.
Now onto the comparisons. You’ll see why, in some situations, the default camera isn’t the best option.
You’ll notice with the default camera, you’ll either get a good exposure for the sky or the foreground, but not both because of the difference in brightness. We need some HDR to bring back some of the details lost in the shadows.
There’s a little bit of detail now, but the iphone’s HDR usually washes out some of the color from the image and leaves it lacking in saturation.
ProHDR is my favorite HDR app right now because it gives me a great starting point. It does a great job of choosing all the settings automatically which means anyone can start taking better pictures if they can keep the camera still long enough for it to take 2 pics. This image is good, but not great. However, I have enough detail in the shadows that I can bring out further with a photo editor like Snapseed. Have a look at the first image again and see how far you can take this.