The Histogram: Expand Your Artistic Options


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The histogram

Now that you are intentionally over- and underexposing, you have a great level of control over a number of things, from tonality, to ensuring that highlights and shadows hold the details that you want. But here's the bad news: while it's great that you have the little screen on the back of your camera for reviewing your images, it's important to understand that the screen is only good for judging composition. Really, it tells you nothing at all about color or exposure, because the image on the screen is brightened and saturated by the camera to make it easier to view in bright light. So just because an image looks okay on the camera screen doesn't mean that you've actually got a good exposure.

Now, in the old days when facing a difficult exposure situation, photographers had to bracket their shots. They had to shoot the same image with multiple exposures, and there's still a lot of times when that's a good tool for a digital shooter. But fortunately, as a digita...

The histogram
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