Histogram - expose to the right

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jtank
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Histogram - expose to the right
Feb 5, 2006

Hello

First of all, I'm no pro and I appreciate that going by the name of this forum, I'm in the wrong place. However, I can't imagine a better place to learn from the pros, so please do try and help me with this one... with some patience, and in simple language, if possible!

My understanding is that histograms display a range, from "black" on the left, to "white" on the extreme right.I also recall reading that one should try to expose as far to the "right" as possible, without actually "clipping" or "burning" out parts of the image, which is shown in the histogram by touching the right.

My question is this - if there is nothing "white" in the picture, would it be incorrect to expose "as far to the right" as possible? For example, if the image contains a blue sky with green trees and a grey road, does "expose as far to the right as posible, without actually touching the right" still hold good?

I do hope I've been able to explain my dilemma, and that someone will respond.

Regards

jtank

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