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Exposure and Understanding the Histogram

Exposure and Understanding the Histogram [Kindle Edition]

Andrew S. Gibson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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What does a histogram tell you about contrast, dynamic range, underexposure, and overexposure? Why does exposure differ for digital photography versus film photography? What happens when the exposure is wrong?

In this digital short, author Andrew Gibson answers these questions and more, showing how to use the histogram in practice to obtain optimum exposure. Going beyond simply focusing on how to achieve the "right" exposure for a given situation, he examines how the question of exposure is as open to creative interpretation as any other aspect of photography. By the end of this guide, you’ll understand how to take a photo that is correctly exposed using the tools provided by your DSLR camera.

In this ebook, you will learn about:
  • The exposure triangle: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed
  • Differences between exposing for raw files and JPEG files
  • Exposing to the right to obtain an optimum raw file
  • Shooting in automatic mode–when to do so and how to use exposure compensation
  • Shooting in manual mode–when to do so and how to adjust exposure

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1255 KB
  • Print Length: 75 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (19 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,563 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative and easy to read information. 31 Mar 2012
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I bought this for my Kindle and it, like my camera goes everywhere I do! The information is easy to digest, it is well written and the Histogram on my Canon DSLR is now something I fully understand!

This book is a must if you own a digital camera which has an Histogram, believe me when I say gone are the days when I thought I had taken the perfect shot only to find that once downloaded on my laptop, it was a big disappointment! Now, once the shot has been taken I refer back to the histogram and can read what information is given, confident that I won't mess up important shots again!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Histogram 25 Oct 2013
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Very good guide to understanding the histogram, invaluable to all serious DSLR users. It needs a colour screen to fully appreciate it though.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - every photographer should read this 29 Jun 2013
By David
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Nice to have a very clear guide to histograms - even though I thought I knew all I needed to know about histograms, I learnt quite a bit from this book and I am applying it to my digital photography with some improved success. I would recommend this to all digital photographers and even film photographers can benefit from reading this excellent little book..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really helpful 18 July 2014
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Whilst an experienced photographer who learned on an analogue camera, I bought this since on a recent holiday i managed to overexpose most of my digital images - a great disappointment, especially as so far I'd had great results on my digital SLR.

Although this is a very short book, an article like the author says, sitting for a few hours with it and my camera were a total eye opener. I feel confident now that my user error will not repeat itself!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short but to the point 28 April 2014
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Andrew's style is easy to read and is combined with examples from the camera's display. I also found new histogram display features available in my camera. Having read the book I feel I understand the histogram and now need to try out what was discussed.
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