This site was created back in 2011, at a time when HDR Photography was brand new and there were very few resources out there for it.

One thing led to another and I stopped updating the site in 2013 to focus on other ventures, but I never stopped taking HDR Photos.

In fact, I created a successful golf business built almost entirely around landscape HDR shots of golf courses.

Now in 2018, HDR is more popular (and more confusing) than ever.


Well for a variety of reasons.

First off, HDR is much more accessible. Nearly ever smart phone these days has a built in HDR function (and most people probably have no idea what this means).

HDR software has also become more advanced and robust, and there are more options out there than ever – which can make it confusing for both new photographers and seasoned veterans as well.

But those aren’t the reasons that HDR in 2018 is more confusing than ever.

With the advent of HDR TVs and HDR Video, the concept of HDR has now moved more mainstream, but considering all of the different ways the term is used, it can be confusing and overwhelming to figure out what is what.

And that’s why now feels like the right time to rekindle this site as a resource for all things HDR.

What You’ll Learn at HDR Software

First off, we’re getting back to our bread and butter. We’ll be reviewing the latest HDR photo tools out there, and providing tutorials to help you create the most beautiful and stunning photos possible.

We’ll look at the best cameras, lenses, and other gear for taking your HDR shots as well.

But to take things a step further and create an all encompassing HDR resource, we’ll also be educating and reviewing products on the video site of things as well.

You’ll find details on HDR video standards like Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10+. We’ll help you decipher which TVs have what, and what you really need when it comes to your new HDR enabled television or monitor.

In short, our goal here at HDR Software is to create the most detailed, robust, and user friendly HDR site on the internet. We’ve got a long ways to go, but we’re committed to making this site something special.

Who is Behind HDR Software?

Sean Ogle

Sean was one of the original members of the team here and has been working online since 2009. He has two other primary brands online:

  • Location Rebel – Here he teaches people how to build small businesses that let them quit their jobs and travel the world (or you know, just work from home in their sweats).
  • Breaking Eighty – Golf course photos and reviews, and also a place to document his quest of playing the top 100 courses in the world.

Steve Ogle

Yep, that’s right. This site is run by a father and son duo. After years of talking about it, Steve finally convinced Sean the time was right to rebuild this site and create a truly awesome resource. Steve is on the production team for the Burton US Open of Snowboarding and has been in video production for over 30 years.

He’s an excellent photographer, and a total geek when it comes to researching all things photo, video, and you guessed it, HDR.

You can learn more about his work here.

Let’s Do This!

In the coming weeks you’ll see us updating our old posts, writing new ones, and building out the brand and culture of the new site. So keep an eye out, and we can’t wait to fire this bad boy back up!