G.P.T. photography tips. the histogram

                                  What is a Histogram and why is it so important?

Lets talk about the Histogram which graphically shows the amount of light in an exposure, the modern day light meter. When you see photographers looking at the back of their cameras after each shot it is usually to look at the Histogram to see if the graph is within the limits of deep shadows to the right and just short of of bright highlights to the left.

All photographers are trying to have “detail” in all aspects of the image, with no areas of “blown out” whites or “blocked up” blacks showing in the images. In the histogram this will appear as spicks at either end in the graph.

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So start using the histogram review feature of your digital camera and get in the habit of glancing at it after every shot to achieve a perfect exposure.

 

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