The Histogram is something you can find in almost every digital camera and in every image processing software.&nbsp; It is a graph that helps you evaluate a digital image without even looking at it.

The Histogram is a linear scale that has 256 levels and shows relative distribution of light values in the image.&nbsp; The scale starts at 0, which represents the darkest values in the image and goes to 255, which is the brightest pixels or pure white.&nbsp; The height of the line shows the amount of pixels at a specific value.&nbsp; So if you have a tall line on the right side of the histogram, that means you have a lot of bright pixels.&nbsp; If you have a short line on the left side of the histogram means that you have some dark pixels in the image.&nbsp;(example for a bright image histogram)(example for a dark image histogram)All the lines together form the shape of the histogram.&nbsp; What people refer to as a perfect histogram is when the histogram is similar to the &quot;M&quot; letter shape, and it almost touches the ends of the graph.&nbsp; To us there is no such thing as a prefect histogram, because different photos produce different histograms.&nbsp; When shooting or editing, you should refer to the histogram to make sure no areas of the image are clipping (too many overly bright or dark pixels).&nbsp; Clipping occurs when the dynamic range of the scene is too wide and the values are 0 or smaller for the darkest parts of the image and 255 or more for the brightest.&nbsp; If you do see clipping, that means there is no detail in the shadows or highlights, so these parts of the image will be pure black or pure white. &nbsp;If that&#39;s the look you are going for, than don&#39;t let the clipping bother you.There are a couple different types of histograms, two of which are the most common.&nbsp; The luminosity histogram shows the average brightness values for R(red), G(green) and B(blue) combined.&nbsp; With this histogram you can easily determine how the brightness values are distributed across the image. &nbsp;The other common type is the RGB Histogram that shows an overlay of the colors.&nbsp; That means you can see the different values for the Red, Green or Blue channels.Don&#39;t be scared of the histogram, it&#39;s a huge advantage to be able to know when details or lost or missing from an image.&nbsp; Use it every time you take photos or edit, and make sure the white snow is not clipping(overexposed) and that you have some detail in the surfer&#39;s black wetsuit.&nbsp; If your histogram is leaning more to the left then your image is darker, if it is leaning more to the right then it is brighter.