For the first part of the challenge, I chose to create an abstract image out of an object, in this case, lamps hanging inside a shop. I took two separate photos through the shops’ glass.
Basic histogram of the first image.
Basic histogram of the second image
Comparing the two histograms, you’ll find similarities and the little adjustments made to make both shots. I took both photos in Aperture priority, popularly shortened as A or AV mode. The AV mode is a setting that allows the photographer to set a specific value (f-number) while the camera selects the speed to match it based on the light conditions measured by the camera’s light meter.
Today’s world of Digital Photography has made it possible for us to check our images immediately through the back of our camera’s or the viewfinder.
Evaluation of images that we take should not only be based on the last image produced because most modern cameras have adjustable brightness and many factors such as light, shade and darkness affect how we view an image at any time.
The Camera‘s histogram is a tool used to check the exposure of a digital image more accurately and it assists you in fine-tuning your exposure to meet the sharpness, motion, blurring, freezing, depth of field and focus that you want.
For quick details of the histogram of a photo, press the info button on top of your camera’s LCD (Canon EOS 70D).
Given that the manufacturer’s of digital cameras’ vary widely, their menus, settings, and display equally differ, so you should consult your manual to gain a better understanding of your camera’s histogram display.
Histogram display on Canon EOS 70D
With such information at your disposal, this makes it easier to understand and recreate images for desired results.
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