This first image was taken indoors late in the afternoon. Measuring with the camera meter set to spot mode I measured a dynamic range of 8 stops from the brightest area to the darkest. The histogram shows that most of the image is on the shadow end of the histogram and I am a little surprised at how little of the histogram is taken up by the window area off the scene. The dynamic range is quite high and the histogram shows that. If I zoom in on the subject the shadows and midtones are full of noise. This is not an ideal situation for the perfect exposure and I think here you would be well advised to take it a different way.
This second photo is a low contrast or low dynamic range image. While the histogram shows a full range of tones I would say than most of them are on the left and in the centre of the histogram. I measure the scene dynamic range as about 2 stops. I thought that the darkest part of the image would have been the book cover but it’s not, it’s the right hand top corner in shadow.
The next scene has approximately 6 stops in the difference between the darkest and the brightest areas of the images. I would say that this histogram is on the high side in terms of dynamic range. I guessed and measured the darkest area to be on the left under the tree and the brightest is on the right near the centre in the clouds but actually I think the brightest area is near the top right hand edge so in fact this could be nearer to 7 or 8 stops.
A high dynamic range. I measure the difference between the highlights and the shadows as 10 stops,