Aurora HDR | I’m loving it!
Have you checked out Aurora HDR yet?
Its pretty awesome! I’ve been working with it since it launched and can now say I have a handle on how it works, and how to get the results I want from it. As with any new software, there is a learning curve. Aurora HDR has a lot to offer (i.e. a lot of functionality and a lot to learn).
The photo above is a handheld 3 exposure bracketed series from the Pismo Beach Pier a couple of weeks ago. I used a preset for the overall effect and then used layers to apply the detailed effect to select areas.
What I love:
- Great creative controls – lots of sliders to play with
- Layers & masking – want to add an effect to only a part of your photograph? Aurora has you covered!
- Beautiful results
- User friendly interface, like all Macphun software
What I *hope* is being addressed in future updates:
- Colors – Skies are often oversaturated and not natural looking at the default setting (it can be fixed, though)
- Clouds – This program on occasion does some funky stuff with clouds (strange colors and such). Recent updates have greatly improved this, but I still have the odd photo that I just can’t get to look right.
Like all new software, there have been a few bugs; BUT Macphun has been prompt about releasing updates and making the software even better.
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Aurora HDR would make a great holiday gift (for you or another photographer you love)!
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