How To Ues Real-World Histograms In Photography


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Real-world histograms

Earlier we looked at a live histogram display from a camera. That's where I see a histogram superimposed over my scene on my LCD screen on the back of my camera. A live histogram can be useful. The problem with it is, as you move the camera around, the histogram is jumping all around. I find it pretty complicated. I prefer to work by shooting an image and then reviewing the image and turning on a histogram display on the back of my camera. Here is a kind of a typical information view in playback mode on a camera, and as you can see, I have got a histogram here.

If you go into playback mode on your camera, and you don't see a histogram, you will just see a big full-screen image, maybe with some of this exposure data or not, it doesn't mean your camera can't generate a histogram. It may just mean that you have to cycle through a couple of different screens of information before you get to something like this. And here you can see exactly what we saw before. This is a typical hi...

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Real-world histograms provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Exposure

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