Have you ever checked the shot you’ve just taken on your LCD screen and thought it looked fine, only to find when you get it onto the bigger screen on your computer that it’s gone seriously wrong exposure-wise?

This is where histograms come in handy and will help stop this happening to you.

Never heard of a histogram? Heard of them but no idea what they are or how to use them? Read on…

What is a histogram?

Briefly, a histogram is a graph that plots all the various tones in your image, from light to dark. Histograms are composed of many vertical lines – like bars on a graph – and each line represents the…

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