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Resizing photos fixes broken histogram?

Excessive image editing in Photoshop for stock photography, web design and print has a habit of making a histogram all blocked and bitty or something like an old toothbrush – so knackered-looking - nobody really wants to use it.However, there are times when excessive editing seems to be the only way to pull some value out of an image. There are also plenty of examples of really good-selling stock images that almost certainly have received their share of histogram abuse. But how do those clever... continue reading

Expose to the right.

I was recently asked about 'exposing to right' when taking photographs and thought it might be a useful article for others.Exposing to the right is to deliberately over expose the shot without clipping.When you take your next shot have a look in the LCD screen and look at the histogram, if the graph is mainly to the left the shot contains more shadow detail, if it's in the centre it will contain both highlight and shadow detail, to the right it contains more highlight detail. Now the trick... continue reading

How I Shoot RAW Images!

 This is my biggest secret: I use a handheld light meter to see all the correct exposures I can use at once.Which is the correct one to use with over a hundred “correct” exposures to choose from?The creative one! Set DSLR camera to manual. Sharpen, color space, tweak for color tone and saturation are done afterward in PS.Set WB. Set my creative exposure from the light meter into DSLR camera.Dynamic range is on my mind as I enter the creative exposure. Bracket if I have to (camera... continue reading

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