"A histogram is just a graph of the brightness range of the pixels in your image," says Lewis Kemper of the important digital photography feature.
"There is no right or wrong histogram. People are always worried about losing detail and having a histogram that hits the right edge and shows a lot of pixels on the right wall of the histogram."
In his excellent photo blog, Lewis points out examples of "extreme" histograms and why they fit the corresponding pictures perfectly. Read all about it:
- Lewis Kemper teaches at BetterPhoto's online photography school and is a contributing editor to Outdoor Photographer and Digital Photo magazines. See his instructor bio and list of courses.
- Check out my new book (co-authored with Jim Miotke): The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography, which focuses on composition, color, light, and design.
- Also, in April 2012, Jim and I have another book coming out: The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light.