Digital Histograms

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  1. bogleric

    bogleric TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone have some good reading relating to histograms for digital pictures. The RAW editors have themto display color levels, etc. However I would like to be able to interpret them better.

    Any info / links is appreciated.

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    I've always been curious about them myself... I never was good at the whole chart/graph thing. :) I'd be interested to hear what they do, too.

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    Thanks for the link. It was uh.... enlightening,

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  5. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    If you search for "expose to the right" you will come up with a lot of articles (for and against exposing to the right) about histograms and exposure.
     
  6. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    If you just read every article on the luminous landscape website, you will be pretty informed about digital photography and photoshop.
     
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    That was an excellent link, lots of interesting stuff... I had not been to the luminous landscape website before.

    Thanks!
     
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    I think I need to read that article again on luminous landscape.... After I read it I was like "HUH?"... That was partially due to the fact that I was reading while I was half asleep....


    Just wondering how many people here actually view the Histogram while you are shooting?



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  9. Digital Matt

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    I always view the histogram. It's the only way to truly judge your exposure. You do not get an accurate picture from your little lcd screen. My 20D's screen, even at the lowest brightness, shows every photo at least a stop brighter. The historgram is the only way for me to know I got what I want.
     
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    Yep, I've got my 300D set up to pop up the histogram after every shot. It's a great way to tell if you need to adjust things a bit.

    One of my friends with the same camera was amazed when I showed the feature to him - he had no idea the camera could do that, and now swears by it.

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    Is there any other "suggested" reading for info about Histograms & how to use them?



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    I always look at the histogram first just to get a rough idea of the exposure and then I look at the image if need be.
     

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