The Histogram in cameras and processing software is a graphical representation of the Shadows, Midtones, Highlights (SMH) of an image but to understand how editing could affect an image you must be able to recognise them. CAN YOU ?
First GO HERE for a guided exercise and then TAKE THE CHALLENGE.
Each challenge contains 5 different images.
- SMH Challenge 1 – Download the Challenge 1 Originals, print or use an image editor and mark up the areas you consider are Shadows / Midtones / Highlights. You can then download Challenge 1 SMH to compare the results.
- SLMHMH Challenge 1 – With another copy of the Originals, do the same for the Shadows / Low Midtones / High Midtones / Highlighlights. To compare your results, download Challenge 1 SLMHMH.
For a more detailed overview, see the pages starting here.