Howdy, I’ve got a Canon Rebel XT as my first “serious” camera. I like it a lot, but I’ll spare you the product review. I’m still a photographic newbie, but I have a pretty good understanding of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture size. But I don’t get how to “use” the histogram that’s created for each image.
I know that depending (on the white balance? exposure?) the histogram shows distinct “peaks” in certain areas, and also shows other areas perhaps completely unrepresented. The whole thing may be shifted to the right or left, etc.
Any advice on how to make use of the histogram when taking a picture? If I snap a picture, then check the histogram when reviewing it, what am I looking for? What settings do I change for the next one?
I know that different situations will yield different results, but I’m looking for some examples.