Histograms in Photography: A Guide

If you didn’t believe your grade school math teachers when they said you’d use graphs in the real world, you’re about to. In photography, histograms can seem intimidating, but they are incredibly useful tools that are much easier to understand than they appear. Learning about histograms will help you understand exposure, post-processing, and the overall structure of a photograph.

This guide will provide a detailed explanation of histograms in photography, how to use them in the field, how histograms help with post-processing, and other useful tips on how to use histograms to your advantage.

What is a Histogram?

In photography,

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