Shoot fast and easy HDR and panoramic images with your smartphone. Learn to meter 3 different images rather than use just use the phone's pano feature.
- So as we've talked about before the capture utility can record HDRs and it can record panos but that's really not the best place to do it and here's why: so HDR, high dynamic range, the ability to fuse bright and dark areas together that's a great idea and that's a great feature. The problem with using it on the phone is that it doesn't account for motion. So if I'm taking pictures of moving waves or trees or clouds that are blowing, that's going to manifest itself as ghosting.
I'm gonna to see weird artifacts in the image and that's why I don't ordinarily like to use the HDR feature in the iOS camera. Same for pano, it's a really nice interaction where I can just pan the camera around but if anything is moving in that pano it's gonna show itself as a blur. So with HDRs I'm very carefully fixing my exposure, I'm brightening the shadows, I'm darkening the highlights, I'm shooting one for the mid-tones. All you need is three or four images and then I'm baking those together later in post to get something that's much more similar to what my eyes saw.
With pano, I'm just making sure that I have a bunch of content that overlaps. Again the exposure information is locked so they're consistent and smooth and that I've given it enough information that I can stitch them together later and the result in both cases is going to be much higher fidelity and just a much better looking image.
- Capturing great images on the go
- Creating HDR and panoramic images
- Picking your favorite photos
- Performing quick edits
- Sharing creative projects on social media
- Making more advanced edits with Lightroom for mobile
- Retouching with Photoshop Fix
- Compositing in Photoshop Mix
- Using Slate to tell visual stories
- Sending files back to the desktop
- Sharing images in Slate, Portfolio, and Behance