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  1. plasmapuff's Avatar
    What do you use for the HDR effect?

    I've found the bracketing options on the Nokia camera app too slow, while apps like fhotolens offer way too much noise when attempting HDR.
    05-30-2014 01:25 AM
  2. Michael van den Heuvel's Avatar
    Here are some pictures it ook with my Lumia 1520:

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    05-30-2014 07:17 AM
  3. diego9016's Avatar
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    3rd Ave Bridge, Mississippi River looking on Downtown Minneapolis at sunset tonight. One of my favorite shots with my 1520 so far.
    What settings or camera app did you use for this pic? It's awesome
    05-30-2014 07:31 AM
  4. NoRomBasic's Avatar
    What do you use for the HDR effect?

    I've found the bracketing options on the Nokia camera app too slow, while apps like fhotolens offer way too much noise when attempting HDR.
    At this point I'm using Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview along with Nokia Camera Beta (ver 4.7.1.3). Speed for doing Bracketed shots has been vastly improved, about 1/2 second between frames. Still not DSLR speeds but for landscape shots it's proving to be fast enough that if I'm going to do a landscape or skyline I usually do a bracketed shot now just to have the exposures handy if I want them.

    I still haven't found a phone based app for HDR that I like and I tend to agree with your observations (too much noise, slow to process, trouble removing ghosts, etc...) So for the most part I bring photos into the desktop where the advantage of a big screen and fast CPU/GPU's still have the advantage.

    Desktop software is a collection of things. I still use MS Digital Image Suite for a lot of stuff, but I also use Photoshop Elements on Occasion and for most of the HDR shots posted here Photomatix Essentials, which is inexpensive at $39, has a surprising number of filters, and is basically drag-drop when merging bracketed photos.

    For Video I use a product called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for format conversion, compression and light editing and for heaver stuff I've been playing with Corel Video Studio for the last few months.

    The PC I edit on is a beast (I've been an IT Geek all my life so having a killer desktop is a bragging rights thing) but none of the software mentioned here really needs anything more than a mid-range PC and (for the Video at least) a decent video card.

    That's pretty much the toolbox I've been playing with right now. Probably more info than you wanted but what the heck.
    Last edited by NoRomBasic; 05-30-2014 at 06:08 PM.
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    05-30-2014 05:49 PM
  5. NoRomBasic's Avatar
    What settings or camera app did you use for this pic? It's awesome
    Thanks. Believe me I consider myself to be a strict amateur/enthusiast and I'm always in awe of some the shots I see on this thread. But that pic did come out great.

    The shot was taken right at Sunset so lighting had a lot to do with it, but it was a 5 exposure bracketed shot that was combined for an HDR image in a desktop product called Photomatix Essentials. What it lacks in advanced functions in makes up for with drop-dead-simplicity, and great algorithms and filters.
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    05-30-2014 05:56 PM
  6. plasmapuff's Avatar
    Thanks NoRomBasic.

    There's no such thing as too much info! I'll give that Photomatix program a try. I'm also on 8.1DP and have the Nokia beta camera app as well but bracketing is still pretty slow - even for stationary people with HDR to enhance the background in poor lighting situations there is too much ghosting.

    A shame because in android, HDR is a pretty basic function built into every android phone I've used. I appreciate that the 1520 is taking photos at a much higher resolution, but it would be great if there was a HDR mode which turns off downsampling and would just take HDR shots in 5MP mode. Sometimes you just need an auto HDR mode when you don't have a lot of time to compose the shot/giving it to someone else to take and therefore can't afford to fiddle with the manual settings.
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    05-30-2014 10:15 PM
  7. Blacklac's Avatar
    Have you played with 4blend HDR or HDR Photo Camera? Oh, Camera360 has an HDR setting too, but I've never used it. It also has a Double Exposure setting, which works quite well!
    05-30-2014 10:31 PM
  8. plasmapuff's Avatar
    Tried 4blend but kept getting horrible noise/ghosting. HDR Photo camera works the best but is still super slow - like 3-4 seconds for 1 shot which is much too slow for anything except completely stagnant objects. Not much ghosting but still terrible noise. I don't understand why its not possible in WP?

    Android cameras take the photo in 1 second and compile it in under 2. HDR Photo camera (trial version) isn't even using downsampling so there really should be no excuse for the delays between shots.
    05-31-2014 12:40 AM
  9. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    06-01-2014 10:48 AM
  10. oditius's Avatar
    This came out surprisingly well.


    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 with AT&T using Tapatalk
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    06-01-2014 10:53 AM
  11. xtrimist8709's Avatar
    A pic I took with the Lumia 1520.

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    06-03-2014 05:27 AM
  12. Dietrich Cleijne's Avatar
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    The big picture is here.
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    06-03-2014 01:44 PM
  13. Kissanviikset's Avatar
    Angry birds
    this is crop from original https://mavtgw.dm1.livefilestore.com...Pro.jpg?psid=1 hence poorer quality


    And a sailboat
    Last edited by Kissanviikset; 06-07-2014 at 04:00 AM.
    06-05-2014 02:21 PM
  14. Will6371's Avatar
    I don't see the angry birds.

    Sail boat is great.

    Now I wish I didn't see the birds, they look evil.
    Last edited by Will6371; 06-07-2014 at 09:10 AM.
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    06-05-2014 02:28 PM
  15. anon(5841099)'s Avatar
    06-06-2014 03:16 AM
  16. Sam_oslo's Avatar
    Sunset

    Sunset
    by Sam_Oslo, on Flickr
    06-06-2014 07:00 PM
  17. Dietrich Cleijne's Avatar
    Nice and crisp picture of the sailboat.
    06-07-2014 12:30 AM
  18. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    I saw few times a double rainbow, but these ones are awesome. Did you take the picture from a plane?
    06-07-2014 09:12 AM
  19. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Lovely pic. I love the sunset, and the sunrise as well. I like to wake up sometimes very early before the sun rises and go to an open field to see how good is the morning ;)
    06-07-2014 09:17 AM
  20. Kissanviikset's Avatar
    Now I wish I didn't see the birds, they look evil.
    They were after my fries and watched me like hawks
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    06-07-2014 12:29 PM
  21. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    06-08-2014 09:57 AM
  22. Blacklac's Avatar
    Do you guys use Infinity focus for landscape shots or auto?
    06-08-2014 10:12 AM
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    06-08-2014 10:34 AM
  24. anon(5841099)'s Avatar
    I saw few times a double rainbow, but these ones are awesome. Did you take the picture from a plane?
    Yes, flying in between two big showers of rain on an otherwise sunny day :). Summer brings warm and rising air, so earlier this week we had to navigate our way around this bad boy:

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    06-08-2014 12:01 PM
  25. Sam_oslo's Avatar
    Lovely pic. I love the sunset, and the sunrise as well. I like to wake up sometimes very early before the sun rises and go to an open field to see how good is the morning ;)
    Thx, yeah sunset and surmise are pitiful with a great "golden light" for photography too, specially if one shoots with the sun behind the camera.

    But shooting into the sun is very demanding for a camera, because it doesn't have a Dynamic Range as human eye and that strong sun-light will create too dark shadows. But Lumia 1520 did a god job with shooting into that sunset.
    06-08-2014 04:57 PM
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