In search of the perfect histogram

by Helen Hooker December. 23, 2018 369 views

My writing this week has focused on an article for Photoblog’s learning pages about the benefits of understanding the histogram. The histogram is a powerful tool, once you understand how to read it and it’s been a challenge finding succinct ways to explain it. After my shift at work this afternoon I took a stroll through Hatfield Forest, in search of a trio of photos to illustrate the difference between pictures that are correctly or badly exposed. The plan is to use these to also show the different shapes of the images’ histograms. Sadly, the light was far from inspiring (it barely got light all day today!) but I chose this tree as my best opportunity. The muted colours may be pretty representative of an average British winter’s day (I’d much rather have crisp sunshine and frost) but I think these ancient trees still have a beauty of their own.

23 December 2018

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Camellia Staab 11 months ago

The average British winter days seem to have taken the world, or at least my side of the world. I am looking forward to reading your post on histograms. I personally use them very occasionally, partly because I don't have a full understanding of it and partly because I am lazy. smile

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Kay Hooker 11 months ago

Great composition.  Is that a deer I see lurking in the background?

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