Table of Contents
|Why We Use the Histogram (Passive vs. Active Tonal Protection)
|Deconstructing the Histogram Graph
|Interpreting the Histogram on an Image
|Using the Histogram to Identify Clipped Detail
|Clipping Warnings in Lightroom
|The Limits of Recovering Clipped Detail
|Why the In-Camera Histogram is not Accurate
|Color and the Histogram
|Lightness vs. Brightness in Lightroom
|The Myth of a “Perfect” Histogram
Easily one of the most useful tools in both the digital darkroom and in the field. This graph provides protective “bumpers” to help guide you to the perfect exposure, as well as prevent any damage from overprocessing.
Most of us know what a histogram is already, but knowing exactly how to interpret it can be a bit misleading.
In another “deep dive” tutorial, we’ll unpack the histogram and all of its wonderful features, so you can better use it to protect your tones and retain as much detail as possible in your images.
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