3 Things Most People Don’t Understand About Histograms
On this video photographer Matt Granger talks about 3 examples of common misconceptions that some photographers have about histograms.
People have all sorts of misconceptions about histograms which Granger tries to
- There is no such thing as”beautiful” histogram – some people think that there is some type of shape (or shapes) of histograms that are more correct than others – there is not such thing – you can have amazing images with very different histograms (as well as very shitty ones of course).
- Histogram in the camera is based on the Jpeg – however if you shoot in RAW and edit (in Photoshop for example) your histogram in the software will show you the RAW instagram – so in the camera the histogram might miss represent your shots (in RAW).
- If you change your lens you will probobly get a different histogram even if all the settings are the same – this happens since different lenses pass through different amounts of light (it has to do with T-stops vs. F-stops etc.).
So these are a number of things to keep in mind – it is important but you need to know how to read it correctly. This isn’t the first time that we covered the subject of histograms in Photography – you can check out some of the previous videos on the subject here.
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