Travel Tip of the Day: Download Pro HDR

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I was recently in beautiful Alberta, Canada and while I was there I met up with one my travel colleagues and award-winning photographer Gary Arndt (you can follow him on InstagramFacebookTwitter and Pinterest). While we were having dinner, we stepped outside to take a picture of the sunset. We both pulled out our smartphones and snapped photos, and when we got back to the table we compared photographs.

After seeing Gary’s, I didn’t even bother showing the others mine. It was pathetic. I asked Gary how he did it, and he told me that instead of just snapping the picture raw, he used an app called Pro HDR (available on both iOS and Android for $1.99). The app basically takes two photos and automatically aligns and blends the images, giving you a perfectly exposed, amazing image that rivals what you’d take with a high-end point-and-shoot camera. My wife quickly downloaded it to her iPhone 5S and then took this photo (cropped, above), which I honestly think could win an award.

Here’s my original post on Pro HDR from July. And BTW: If you’re on Instagram you can follow me at @JohnnyJet!

 

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Johnny Jet
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6 Comments on "Travel Tip of the Day: Download Pro HDR"

  1. I took your advice on this app just in time for a trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons. Best pics ever!! Everyone at our camp site was asking how I did it! Not great for people pics, cuz you have to be still, but I’ve used some with people in them too. Don’t take another trip without it.

  2. Haven’t tried this app but the Google Camera app has HDR built in and is free in the Google Play store.

  3. Good tip – I love Pro HDR – but before you plunk down some change, check your smartphone camera’s settings. I found my new Samsung has a great HDR mode!

  4. I downloaded this app when you first posted it and it’s money well spent. The pictures I have taken using this app are all very colorful, sharp and beautiful. Thanks JohnnyJet!!!

  5. I am unable to find you on instagram. thans

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