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Back to Basics: Your Camera’s Histogram Explained

The ability to read and understand your camera’s histogram is a skill every beginner should master early. And for those of you just starting out, this video by John Greengo for CreativeLive does a great job of explaining the histogram and how it can be a vital component in your photography workflow.

In the short, 5-minute seminar snippet, Greengo breaks down the basics of what a histogram actually is and explains how to read one to better ensure you’re exposing your photographs exactly the way you want them. There’s not much more to say about it, so if you think you would benefit from a basic breakdown of your camera’s histogram, press play and get ready to take a few notes.

(via Picture Correct)