Post Archive By Madhu Manickam

Photoshop 2021’s Sky Replacement Explained

There are many reasons why Photoshop has so far managed to hold its ground as the undisputed king of the image processing world. One of the primary reasons is that it keeps evolving every year, as it has for thirty-one years. It stays up to date in two main ways. First,...

8-Bit vs 16-Bit Images

The term “bit” is common in any form of digital media. With respect to digital imaging, bit depth goes by many names like pixel depth or color depth. In digital photography, the debate of 8-bit vs 16-bit files has been going on as much as Nikon vs Canon.

What Lens to Buy? A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Lenses

If there is one 'holy grail' that everyone talks about in photography, it has to be lenses. Beginner or professional, photographers have always been obsessed with glass. At a certain level, there is a valid reason behind the infamous glass obsession. Other than lighting equipment, lenses are the camera gear...

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Camera

What is the best camera to buy? This is one of the first few questions any aspiring photographer would have, especially with so many cameras out there today. My goal in this article is not to say one brand is better than any other, but just to introduce the most...

How to Crop Images in Photoshop

Cropping is one of the first steps in most post-processing workflows. In fact, most photographers apply some level of cropping to their images while editing. Reasons to crop an image go way beyond just getting closer to the subject. It could be for image stacking, panorama, straightening, or changing the...

The Elements of Photography

I was consumed by the technical aspects of photography during the early days of my career in photography. Getting a sharp image was all that I had in mind. "Which shutter speed should I use to capture birds in flight? Which ISO will give me images with less noise? What...

How to Reduce Noise Using Smart Objects

A noiseless picture is something that photographers have sought after for ages. A decade ago, it was the limitations with ISO performance of sensors that made high ISO noise a formidable foe. Even with the latest mirrorless cameras where photographers today are able to push the limits of low-light performance,...

How to Blur Background in Photoshop Using Lens Blur

Subject isolation is one of the most sought-after effects in photography. It is one of the primary reasons (along with low-light capability and sharpness) why anyone would even think of buying those expensive fast primes. It is undeniable that there is no replacement for getting it right in the camera....