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Your camera's histogram is your light meter. It will tell you if parts of your image will be overexposed and if the shadows will be blocked up.
The basic concept is to "move the histogram to the right." You do that by increasing the exposure until the "mountain range" (which shows the distribution of light levels) is mostly on the right - but without a spike on the very, very right. Most of your image data is on the right, which is why your want your histogram on the right.
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|Photograph © Rick Sammon|
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