I've heard a lot of people talk about how they watch their histograms to judge their exposure, and the general rule seems to be that you want to keep it generally in the middle. Myself I've always found that when it's in the middle, it always looks overexposed. Do most people follows this rule, or more adjust to taste? I've included 3 examples. 1st one is right out of camera, and the histogram is way to the left. 2nd one is the histogram centred, and the third is in the middle of the 2.
Myself, I prefer either the 1st or 3rd, but I find the one that is in the ideal range over-exposed. Thoughts?