When I began learning photography, like most, I started in ‘P’ mode. After reading a few books and watching a handful of tutorials, I started venturing in the ‘AV’ mode and got comfortable. I then started working with my mentor, the first thing he encouraged me to do was to switch to Manual mode and taught me how to read a histogram.
The histogram is an important tool that every beginning photographer should master. It will help you properly expose your photographs. In the video below, John Greengo in a segment for CreativeLive, gives a quick and clear explanation on histograms – how to read one and why it’s important for you and your photography.
[REWIND: UNDERSTANDING THE LIGHTROOM HISTOGRAM AND USING IT TO PROCESS IMAGES – LIGHTROOM IMAGE PROCESSING MASTERY WORKSHOP]
The 5 minute segment is a great video to watch if you’re a beginner or share with a friend who is just starting out.