How to stop blown highlights and get the perfect exposure
I have a confession. When I first started taking pictures, I quickly became obsessed with mastering all the settings, the different modes, and experimenting with techniques. I try to absorb every drop of information I can find and focus on learning everything the camera has to offer. All but one thing: charts.
To be honest, I delayed finding the chart for year. I’m not even sure why, but I didn’t bother to find out what it meant or how to read it until I started taking pictures for a while and it was a mistake. In fact, many of the landscape photos I took in the early days were flawed for reasons that could have been solved using a histogram!
In this video, Mike Smith covers the basics of histogram and how to make sure you get the perfect exposure without losing the highlights. If you’re new to photography, don’t be like me; it’s easy to understand the chart and it can take your next shot.