Photography podcast #41 offers a primer on histograms in digital photography. A histogram is just a graph showing the distribution of tones in a photograph. We discuss how to ‘read’ histograms and how much attention we should pay to them.
Images courtesy of cambridgeincolour.com
The images above reveal the histograms associated with them. Notice how in the right photograph there is still texture in the white in the dog’s face and in the sand. If the histogram was closer to the right edge we’d lose detail in the dog’s face and start losing detail in the sand.
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