PRO TIP: How To Use A Histogram

Taught By:

Jon Salmon


Jon shows you a simple display option in your camera to ensure you're getting the best exposure.

Lesson Plan

Does the image on the LCD screen often look different than your actual footage? Not quite sure if you are exposing correctly? Director of Photography Jon Salmon shows you how to use this handy tool on your camera to make sure you're getting the best exposure and levels for your image.

Though they all may look a little different, most DSLR cameras and video cameras should have a histogram or graph option to keep an eye on the exposure levels as you're shooting. Take a look through your menu options for your display and see what you can find.

Hopefully this will help you keep a closer and more accurate eye on your settings.