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How do I tell if an image is exposed correctly when I can't trust the LCD? [duplicate]

I used exposure compensation when I take my shots and adjust it whenever it needs adjustments. Most of the time I shoot using Manual mode. My problem is, when I'm out on a sunny day I can't judge ...
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How to interpret a histogram to know whether the photo is under or over exposed? [duplicate]

Yes, the books might have been written on this but not being a technical person, I'd like to understand in short and easy to understand language - How to interpret a histogram to know whether the ...
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Learning from other photos. Histograms: how do I know if the original photo was over/under exposed? [duplicate]

There is a photographer who shoots mostly indoors with natural light (no soft box) but sometimes he also shows outdoors photos in natural light conditions. His site is at http://www.minimallyminimal....
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How to read a histogram? [duplicate]

Cameras can show a graph divided by 3 vertical lines. What does this graph describe about the picture, and how can I learn how to read it?
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What is Universal White Balance (UniWB)?

How and in what kind of situations should it be used?
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What does it mean if the main peak of my Histogram is beyond the top of the chart?

I tried reading this thread about histograms, but couldn't understand it well enough to answer this question. I took some shots yesterday where the main peak of my Histogram was actually off the ...
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How to increase the quality of photos taken through a DSLR?

I have been shooting for six months now using my Nikon D5600 and the 18-55 mm kit lens. I use Photoshop to do the color manipulation for my images. When I finish I export them in PNG format and upload ...
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What is “micro contrast” and how is it different from regular contrast?

What is micro contrast, and why is it important? How is it different than regular contrast? Matt Grum mentioned it in his answer about larger-format cameras: There are other advantages to medium ...
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How does histogram shape affect the aesthetics of a picture?

For having more contrast in an image, it's good to have a wide range (i.e. difference between highest and lowest) of light intensities in a picture; and for keeping details, neither highlights nor ...
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How do I interpret individual colors on RGB histogram?

I know how to read the Luminosity histogram and I thought that I knew how to read RGB histogram as well, until I saw the following example: The RGB histogram shows exactly the same 3 'spikes'. What ...
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Why does my Canon Rebel's LCD viewer show a reduced view with small boxes showing colour saturation on the side?

I have a Canon Rebel camera and recently the following problem has occurred: When it is in autofocus and I take a picture, it shows a photo of what I have taken on the left side in a box and then on ...
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Are color and tones in this seascape fine?

Just about color and toning — is it right or could it be better? (In that case please specify Lightroom or Photoshop actions to perform.) I feel it is a bit too dark (it really seems like if there is ...
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Can spot metering be corrected in post processing?

I just started experimenting with spot metering + exposure compensation. I'm wondering if it's possible to make adjustments during post processing to correct the metering. I'm pretty sure (correct me ...
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Pictures of a dark violet flower appear light blue. Is this a lens or a technique problem?

I just got this Tamron AF 70-300mm 4-5,6 Di LD Macro 1:2 for my Canon 500D. I tested it yesterday and it works fine. Only one problem: I took pictures of a flower which is dark violet. But when I ...
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If my histogram shows nothing at the ends of the scale, does it mean the dynamic range of my camera isn't reached?

If my histogram spikes in the middle and evens out pretty much evenly but not completely to the ends (0 & 255), does this just mean that my scene doesn't have the deep shadows or brightest ...

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