Aurora HDR | I’m loving it!

Pismo Beach Pier | Central Coast, CA | Aurora HDR | Monochrome

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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