What the heck is a Histogram
- Comprehensive step-by-step guide for understanding and using histograms to improve your photography
- Explains the relationship between the histogram and Contrast/Exposure in the image it represents
- Real world examples help you understand how to use histograms in the field and in post-processing
This in-depth guide to histograms provides all the information you’ll need to learn to make the most of one of the most powerful – and often overlooked – tools in digital photography. A quick glance at this little graph on the back of your camera can tell you if you have captured detail in the shadows, if your highlights are blown, if you need to bracket your images, and if your image is properly exposed. Professional nature photographers and accomplished teachers, Varina and Jay Patel will walk you through the process of reading, interpreting, and using histograms – while you are in the field and during post-processing in Adobe Photoshop. They use simple language and a wealth of real-world examples to teach you how to use your histogram.