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Oct
21
comment How and why do you use an image histogram?
It is also very useful in the opposite condition: if you have been shooting for a long time i low light, then your eyes are accustomed to low light and get into hiper-sensitive mode. The pictures in the LCD will appear too bright to the sensitive eye, but the histogram will tell you closer to actual truth whether your exposure is correct. It also saves you if someone fiddled with your LCD's brightness setting.
Oct
21
comment How and why do you use an image histogram?
Similar test performed on camera: Using "neutral" or "faithful" setting take a picture. Changhe the setting to one that heavily increases contrast and take the same picture (same framing, exposure values, lighting. Preferably without moving the camera from a tripod and right after the first take). Now compare both histograms in camera. They will look diferent, even if the camera was in RAW-Only mode.
Oct
21
comment How and why do you use an image histogram?
Simple proof that Histogram shown is derived from the equivalent JPG: In any Editing/Developing software that allows you to view the image and the applied settings before exporting to a JPG file: each time you make and adjustment like exposure, contrast, curves, etc. The histogram changes. Would this make sense if the histogram was read from the RAW data that has not changed?
Oct
20
answered How do you photograph artwork in a glass picture frame?
Oct
11
answered Can I use my room's wall as a diffuser for a spot light?
Oct
11
comment How can I make a picture like this one of a bridge in green landscape seem less plain?
I use a shortcut for your process: close or cover one eye and look at the picture while "defocusing" the sight. It helps when there are a lot of pictures to evaluate. +1 for the adjustment layers too. If you work with lightroom, local (brushed) adjustments are neat as well.
Sep
29
revised Bulk color-correct portrait backgrounds
deleted 3 characters in body
Sep
25
answered why would you have a light meter chose your aperture for you?
Sep
23
answered Bulk color-correct portrait backgrounds
Sep
18
comment How to get long hair to fan?
This may sound funny but is not a joke: Ask a hairdresser. Maybe your model's hair is "heavy", and there may be a way of makin it lighter, thus easier to fly. For example, hair can be heavy because it had an anti-friz cream applied, or hair gel, or any similar thing. So a hairdresser may know to achieve the look you need for the photo but with lighter hair. Straight (as in opposed to curly) hair that has just been dried with a normal hair dryer is easier to fly.
Sep
18
revised Closeup lenses: do size affect their performance? and how?
edited body
Aug
28
answered Why do photos of digital screens turn out the way they do?
Aug
25
answered Can I use my Olympus E-10 lenses on my Canon T3i?
Aug
23
awarded  Civic Duty
Aug
22
comment Closeup lenses: do size affect their performance? and how?
@user28116: Only after your comment I understood the intention of the second paragraph. Being that I currently own the mentioned lenses, If I got my hand on one set of diopters, they would be used only on the matching lens.
Aug
22
awarded  Student
Aug
22
asked Closeup lenses: do size affect their performance? and how?
Aug
18
comment Manual photography cheat sheet — where can I find one, or what should be on it?
This is actually a great idea! Simple, functional, practical.
Aug
18
comment What is an easy way to remember the full stop scale?
This has been said in answers already, but for me it has been as simple as memorizing "3". I take a base aperture and know that three cliks up or down is a full aperture stop. In My case I use 5.6 since that is the max that my current zooms have at max focal length. Constantly using only full stop apertures has led me to remembering them whithout specifir effort on memory. Ultimatelly I use f5.6, f.8 and f.11 the most, so they are in my head all the time, if I need to go somewhere else, I go three clicks every time...
Aug
18
comment What is an easy way to remember the full stop scale?
The "three click" part is the easy way the OP is really asking for, the rest is too complicated for people who don't like math.