5 histogram examples of common photographic subjects

    | Photography Tips | 07/11/2013 11:32am
    5 histogram examples of classic photographic subjects

    Get to know your camera’s histogram. No, really, do. This scientific approach to exposure offers essential insights into the make-up of an image. In our latest infographic we’ve illustrated 5 classic histogram examples from common scenes you’re likely to shoot.

    Histogram: photography cheat sheets for achieving perfect exposure

    | Photography Tips | 27/06/2013 14:33pm
    Histogram: photography cheat sheets for achieving perfect exposure

    Before the histogram, photography enthusiasts had to go through a lot more effort to get good exposures. But while the histogram is one of the most useful tools on your camera, it’s also one of the least understood.

    Understanding the histogram in photography and how it tracks your exposure is one of the key steps in learning how to become a better photographer. In this quick guide – and with a few handy cheat sheets – we’ll show you exactly how to interpret your camera’s histogram.

    Using histograms: 6 ways to react to common exposure problems

    | Photography Tips | 27/12/2012 14:00pm
    Using histograms: 6 ways to react to exposure problems

    Seen a histogram graph on your DSLR or PC screen but not sure how to use one to fix exposure? Read on: it’s easier than you think. In this post we’ll show you how to spot and react to 6 of the most common contrast and exposure problems when using histograms in the field…

    What is a histogram? Discover the secret to perfect exposure

    | Photography for Beginners | 17/10/2012 02:00am
    What is a histogram? Discover the secret to perfect exposure

    There’s no need to be embarrassed for asking “What is a histogram?”. While your camera’s histogram is one of the more important tools at your disposal, many photographers are unaware of its capabilities. In this post we’ll answer the question, What is a histogram? And we’ll also answer some of the more common questions around how to read a histogram, where to find it and what you should be looking for on that tiny graph.

    How to read a histogram: what you can learn from your camera’s exposure graph

    | Photography Tips | 18/04/2012 07:00am
    How to read a histogram: what you can learn from your camera's exposure graph

    Most photographers know that you can check the exposure of the shots you’ve taken simply by reviewing them on your camera’s LCD screen. But looking at the picture alone can be misleading. Knowing how to read your camera’s histogram is the most important thing you can do to ensure a good exposure.

    What your histogram says about your landscapes

    | Photography for Beginners | 07/04/2012 07:00am
    What is hyperfocal distance: 6 tips for sharper landscapes

    Your digital camera’s histogram, or exposure chart, offers the most reliable indication of exposure, as it illustrates the range of tones in a landscape shot, from dark shadows on the far left through to bright highlights on the far right.

    But there’s no ‘perfect’ histogram. Each landscape scene you shoot is made up of a different blend of tones, and the shape of the histogram will reflect this.

    Get better exposures

    | Photography for Beginners | 08/12/2011 11:12am
    Get better exposures

    Reduce the time you spend trying to rescue under- and over-exposed photos in Photoshop by getting the shots right first time in-camera

    What is a histogram: how to prevent poor exposures

    | Photography for Beginners | 30/09/2010 09:47am
    Digital camera tips - histogram - good exposure

    What is a histogram and why do I need to use one? Histograms can be your biggest asset once you get your head round what they are. In this primer we explain how to use your camera histogram to get the best exposure

    Your camera histogram is a much more accurate way of judging whether a shot needs a bit more, or less, exposure. But it’s not just used for judging exposure: the shape and position of the histogram’s graph can also tell you about the contrast of the lighting in a scene. Below we’ve tackled some of the frequently asked questions about histograms to get you started using these helpful graphs to avoid poor exposures.