Quick Tip 116 – More Histogram Basics

Higher Contrast Image


When reviewing your histogram there is a simple trick to knowing if you’ve captured a lot of contrast or if the picture will have low contrast.  Basically, if all the tones are bunched up in one place in the photo, the photo will have a low amount of contrast.  If the tones are more evenly spread across the histogram, the image is most likely high in contrast.

Higher Contrast Image
Higher Contrast Image
Low Contrast Image
Low Contrast Image


If you’d like a more comprehensive guide on how to understand your histogram then read my article here.  Enjoy!

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