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
Aug 17, 2006, 17:54
(This post was last modified: Aug 17, 2006, 18:37 by synthetik.)
thanks Russt ,
i am there reading right now . :o
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 )
Expose to the right Shawn - without going right to the edge. That is probably the simplest thing to remember with a histogram.
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.
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 ) .
How many use histograms regularly?
(a) with every shot, baby
(b) occasionally - maybe 1 in 10
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.
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.
I will check it quite regularly at a wedding - other times not very much.