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Histograms
#1
Ok here is another one of my " stupid " questions about digital. What is the histogam telling me ? and how do i read it LOL . I have an idea about what it does but i dont know how to read it . Is there any easy explaination ? or do i just need to do some reaserch ?


Thanks ......... Shawn
Canon 20d and a few cheap lenses ..

It is our job as photographers to show people what they saw but didnt realize they saw it ......
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#2
g'day BD, best thing is to do some research i think.........HEREis a link to get you started.......

Wink
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#3
thanks Russt ,

i am there reading right now . :o


........ Shawn


Ok im back from reading and i have to say now i know what i am looking at . Thanks soooo much for the link . It explains so much and in terms that i can understand LOL .


........... Shawn ( again )
Canon 20d and a few cheap lenses ..

It is our job as photographers to show people what they saw but didnt realize they saw it ......
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#4
Expose to the right Shawn - without going right to the edge. That is probably the simplest thing to remember with a histogram.

Cheers,

Chris
Canon stuff.
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#5
I never use them, Drake - although when I look at the "captured" histograms, my best shots are always exposed to the right as WS says.
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#6
Thanks W S and Toad. '

I was looking through some of my shots histograms and i can see some of the things better now ( if that makes any sence ) .




............ Shawn
Canon 20d and a few cheap lenses ..

It is our job as photographers to show people what they saw but didnt realize they saw it ......
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#7
Wedding Shooter Wrote:Expose to the right Shawn - without going right to the edge. That is probably the simplest thing to remember with a histogram.
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#8
How many use histograms regularly?

(a) with every shot, baby
(b) occasionally - maybe 1 in 10
© histo-what?
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#9
"'A'-and-a-half".

I'll shoot a couple of frames and check until I'm happy, and then I never look at it again.

Generally my meter is a little conservative, and I shoot in raw+jpeg, so I don't worry too much about highlights until I start thinking that a scene is +/- 1EV. Anything less and I just wing it. I will also check if I think that I'm in marginal light for my chosen shutter or aperture value, simply because I never actually think to look at the info display in the viewfinder.
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#10
In sunlight my camera meters really well, so I hardly ever look atthe histogram.
At night I check it a lot, and chimp heavily, too.
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#11
I will check it quite regularly at a wedding - other times not very much.
Canon stuff.
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#12
Some where between b and c. Big Grin But I know what they mean, more or less.
The panny was good, because you could view it through the eye piece. Not so with the Canon.
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