Pro HDR takes two exposures of the same scene to expand the dynamic range (HDR means High Dynamic Range) and does a much better job than the iPhone camera app at HDR.
Both of these images were captured with Pro HDR. Pro HDR doesn’t have great filters, so I enhanced the images with the Camera+ app. For Malahat I used “Clarity” and “So Emo” (plus a fancy grunge border) For Sooke Potholes I used “Clarity” and “Cyanotype”.
Sooke Potholes~Darren Stone (2012)
I used to take quite a few HDR’s. You can see some here, but I got bored with it. It’s way more fun on the iPhone. No nasty tripod to slow you down!
Thanks to Kenneth Todd for turning me on to Pro HDR with his amazing iPhone pics.
This is an iPhone 3G portrait of my girlfriend Natasha as we were waiting for a table at the 5th Street Bar & Wood Fired Grill. I noticed there was Vermeer lighting where Natasha was seated. So Natasha posed, and I took an iPhone snap.
The iphone is a fantastic creative outlet for photographers. It requires discipline, as you have to work slowly and think about composition. Everything must be motionless in the picture. You have to freeze time yourself, instead of relying on shutter speeds.
But it’s all about the subject. The colors and the Vermeer lighting really bring out the beauty and class of Natasha.