Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video The histogram in practice, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- So let's add something to this scene…and take apart what the histogram is doing.…I just happened to have right here, a bouquet of flowers.…I don't know how that happened.…So I'm going to set this on my scene and then focus.…Now, when I focus, the histogram will change…because now, more tones are sharpening up…and sharper tones have more contrast in them,…so I still go that big blob right in the center…that is representing all of that gray.…
It's also probably, well, actually,…that hump went down when I put the flowers in.…So I've got a whole bunch of gray there…and not as much gray there…because the flowers are covering up the gray behind it.…So, I've lessened the amount of gray…by adding some of these other tones…and that's changed the distribution of the histogram,…so right now, what I'm seeing is,…look at the left edge.…It's edging a little bit closer to black…so there are some darker tones than were in here before.…
Where this really starts to get interesting…is if I add, still, some more tones.…So I got these flowers right here.…
Note: This course is designed to work with any digital camera, but it is easier to follow along using a digital SLR or mirrorless camera.
- What is exposure?
- Modern camera anatomy
- Shutter, aperture, and ISO
- Light metering
- Changing shutter speed and aperture
- Exposure compensation
- Light meters
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
A word about camera brands3m 19s
1. Exposure Fundamentals
2. Camera Anatomy
3. Basic Metering and Exposing
4. Dynamic Range
5. Exposure Compensation
6. Light Meters and Autofocus
Where to go next3m 34s
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