Dealing with banding

Yesterday, on a forum, I saw a common lament. The member had a photo with a broad blue sky, and was complaining about the banding evident in it. Banding is such a tricky beast, mainly because it’s darn hard to tell whether it’s genuinely in the image, or...

Critiquing sharpness

Asked on a forum today: “Can someone explain what determines a photo being too sharp, or not sharp enough?” This is a great question! Firstly, it’s necessary to distinguish between “focus” and “sharpening”. “Focus”...