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Tutorial: Understanding the Histogram

The histogram display in your camera may seem like a confusing graph and you may have wondered what it has to do with getting a well-exposed picture. Though you may never need to use it on our modern cameras that make smart decisions, there are still lighting situations when a histogram sheds light on what you will be recording on your image sensor. Reading the histogram is not difficult when you know how to do it, and Goldilocks gives us a hand in this tutorial to help us get the exposure “just right.”

Read our tutorial: Goldilocks and the Three Histograms.


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