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Sunday, January 5, 2014


It's real easy to let our digital cameras adjust our images automatically for us.  After all, most cameras have an auto setting don't they?  Yes, but if we've learned anything, we've learned that not every light level or source is the same.  Contrasted subjects especially can make it difficult, if not impossible for our cameras to adjust to how our eyes see it. Spot metering and filters can help correct low and high contrasted scenes, but to get an overall look at everything our camera graphically sees, the histogram never lies.

True, most histograms will show us where a correction might be called for, but it may be that we want high contrast or to show a whiter or darker scene.  Therefore, we should take the time to understand how histograms can help us make these decisions.  Otherwise we're shorting ourselves the advantage of a very useful tool.

Attached is a link to one article on the Digital Photography School website by Darlene Hildebrandt that will help you understand the usefulness of the histogram.  CLICK HERE.

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