3 Types of Image Banding That Can Negatively Affect Your Photos

Image banding is a lesser-discussed phenomenon in photography, but it can leave annoying artifacts that can degrade the quality of your photos or ever outright ruin them in some circumstances. This informative video discusses three types of image banding, including why they occur and what you can do to mitigate or entirely eliminate them in your own work.

Coming to you from Wes Perry, this excellent video discusses three types of image banding and what you can do to stop them from happening in your photos. Image banding can be a very distracting thing, and it is important to be aware of the situations in which it might arise. Regarding the third type, which happens due to the imperceptible pulsing of many types of lights, in recent years, many cameras have implemented anti-flicker options which slightly delay the timing of the shutter to minimize this effect (which can save you loads of time in post). The downside is that the slight delay may affect your timing and reduce your burst rate, but I’ve generally found the increased consistency to be well worth the tradeoff. If you are shooting a newer Canon camera, enable the “Anti-flicker shoot.” option in the shooting menu. If you are shooting on a Sony camera, enable the “Anti-flicker Shoot.” option in the Shooting Assist menu. Check out the video above for more from Perry.

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