Histograms are a fairly basic part of photography but they’re easily overlooked and most beginner photographers find them intimidating. Don’t worry if you have no idea what one is or how to use it! You don’t need to use a histogram to be a good photographer, but they can be very handy in certain situations. This blog post will look at what a histogram is, and how you can use them to properly expose a photo.
So, what is a histogram? Histograms are a visual representation, on a graph, of the different tone values in your image. They display everything from black at 0% (on the left of the graph) to whites at 100% (on the right of the graph). Midtones describe the area in the middle, and they are neither light nor dark. Histogram can help you greatly when taking pictures in harsh or bad lightning.