Understanding the Histogram (An Overview)

Using the histogram screens on your D5000’s image viewing LCD will guarantee you a much higher percentage of well-exposed images. Learning to understand the histogram is well worth the effort, and it’s not overly complicated.

I’ll try to cover this feature with enough detail to give you a working knowledge of how to use the histogram to make better pictures. If you are deeply interested in the histogram, there is much research material available on the Internet. This section covers only a small amount of the information that is actually available, but it will give you enough knowledge to improve your technique immediately.

Light Range

The D5000’s sensor can record only a certain range of light values. It ...

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