Today I’m looking back on an article I wrote on using the histogram to help judge good exposure. It’s just as relevant today as it was a few years ago when I originally wrote it. The histogram continues to be a tool I use in every stage of my workflow from capture, through processing, and printing. I still see many students who aren’t using the histogram well, in the field, and during processing. It’s an excellent guide and still the best tool to see a graphical representation of the tonal information contained in an image file. If you missed it the first time, here it is again:

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