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Chapter 7Histogram, Color Space, and White Balance

Histogram, color space, and white balance are three digital camera technologies that many new photographers do not fully understand. When I got my first DSLR back in 2002, I remember how confusing these three things were.

If you remember shooting with film, you did not have to worry about the histogram because there isn’t one in a film camera. A histogram is a digital readout of the exposure; since shooting with film is not a digital process, there is no way to create a histogram. The other two technologies—color space and white balance—were controlled by whatever film you selected. Each film ...

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