Descend on Bend
Where Adventure Meets Tech
Descend on Bend is a humble gathering unlike any other — hundreds of vans and adventure rigs are mustered in Oregon‘s desert outback to camp, make new buddies, listen to music, and get dirty for four days. Being mostly dominated by Vanagons, the rigs at Descend are truly special and ultimately reflect the rad, adventurous people who attend.
This gathering was the perfect backdrop to test out the new Smart HDR on the iPhone XS. I walked around with an iPhone XS + Moment Tele Lens to test it out and see how it handled shooting in the bright daylight. I was beyond impressed. Being able to have details in the shadows without the image looking “fake” was always a huge reason why I never shot with HDR. But... I think Apple has nailed their freshly implemented Smart HDR Balance, and I’m stoked with how these shots came out.