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Old Oct 2, 2011, 2:08 PM   #1
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Can someone explain how to properly use this?
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Old Oct 2, 2011, 2:23 PM   #2
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Dear Carol, this is one clear example:

http://www.digicamhelp.com/camera-fe...gs/histogram2/

The graph represents the 2 extremes of the brightness of any photo: the shadows, on the left, and the highlights on the right.

The distribution of the graph — where the spikes and bulges are clustered — indicate whether the image is too dark, too bright, or well-balanced.

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Old Oct 2, 2011, 2:49 PM   #3
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Alex, Thank you!!!! That's exactly the information I was looking for! I could find nothing in the manual for my FZ40. My photos right out of the camera are rather light; I always have to add more contrast to them. As I was looking on how to do that, I came across histograms, & knew nothing about them.

Wow! You are great!
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Came across this on a Cosplay site, written in a jokey fashion but it worked for me.

http://www.manylemons.co.uk/entries/photopanelscience-2

I think he has done a good job of explaining a lot of camera puzzles.
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Old Oct 2, 2011, 4:19 PM   #5
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Thank you! That's another great site!
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thanks for the links, they are very helpful to me as well....
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CSA, You mention your pictures are to light, have you thought about setting your exposure compensation to half a stop under expose?, try adjusting it, costs nothing but your time.
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