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So I thought I understood the histogram when shooting and previewing the image on camera I adjust iso, speed and aperature to try to achieve a bell curve look.
However, if I let the camera select auto iso, and speed and I just select the aperature the shot often looks much better but the histogram is largely left or right based.
Adjusting the exposure in LR to make a bell curve again really messes up the look.
So I guess I really have a couple questions:
1. What is the histogram telling me?
2. Is a bell curve exposure histogram always correct?
3. If a bell curve histogram is not correct when should I adjust?
Attached are 2 shots examples, the first is really SOC, the second is if I try to approximate a bell curve in LR by adjusting the exposure, shadows, highlights etc.
Thanks for any advice.
My Horrid Bell Curve adjustment