I was demonstrating what HDR processing can do for an image during a class I was teaching yesterday at Saints Volodymyr & Olha Church in Chicago. I was delighted to see that the HDR development setting on an iPhone 4S camera does actually improve the image in the way High Dynamic Range image processing software is supposed to.
These images were taken inside the church, hand-held, no image enhancements other than the HDR setting on the iPhone. Usually if you expose for the inside of the church, the windows go all white. If you expose for the windows, the church interior goes all black. With the HDR setting, you see detail in both the church interior and the windows.
Here’s the image without HDR. See the white windows?
Here’s the image with HDR. Ahh! The windows have color and detail again!
I’ll be posting more insights into the magical iPhone camera soon. Let me know if there’s a particular App or topic you’re curious about!
~~ Keep focusing on the beautiful!