The Histogram: A Visual Representation of Light and Color

It’s sure to happen to the best of us.  You’re out on the field shooting and check your camera’s LCD to make sure the image you just captured was a good one.  Looks okay to you at the time but when you get your files back to the studio for editing you realize they’re all blown out, or worse, too dark. Now you’re stuck for hours correcting in post what you should have done in camera.

How do you avoid this dilemma?  Easy!  Read your camera’s histogram. If you don’t know how, here are a few videos that teach you just that.




How has using you camera’s histogram helped you become a better photographer?  Share your experiences in the comments section below.


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