Jun 16, 2011
In the past ten years, mobile phones have become the jack-of-all-trades gadgets of the world, complete with built in MP3 players, GPS and, perhaps most striking of all, cameras. The inclusion of a camera allows us to document our day to day life, share it with others and take pouting, angled photos to put up on social networks.
But what if you want to take photography with your phone that goes a little bit further, and show off more than your fringe from strange directions? If that’s the case, you’re probably going to want to beef up the power of your phone’s camera with some extra apps. Enter HDR Camera.
HDR Camera tries to turn your phone’s camera into a camera capable of taking HDR photos. In layman’s terms, that means that your camera takes a lot of photos in quick succession, then joins them together, in order to reduce motion blur and ghosting effects.
Obviously, the app isn’t up to professional standards, but if you’re looking for something that good, you should probably consider buying a camera instead of using your phone. The results with HDR Camera are mixed, but more often than not it does its job very well, blending the photos seamlessly to create a single, clear image.
There are plenty of options to play with if you’re better versed in photographic terminology, with plenty of sliders to tweak and refine in order to capture the best photos possible. The interface for taking photos is remarkably simple â€“ tap anywhere on the screen and the app will take the string of photos it needs to create a single image.
If you’re interested in learning more about photography, and taking better photos in the process, then HDR Camera could well be for you. It’s not a perfect app, but there’s plenty to get your teeth into. Whilst you won’t be taking professional level photos, you’ll almost certainly be taking better photos than you are right now, for no money at all.