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post #21 of 45
Manual most of the time, the exception being at the track if there's clouds that roll in and out. Too lazy to keep changing the settings so shutter priority it is.
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post #22 of 45
Digital:

Aperture Priority -- bracketing plus/minus exposure comp is so much faster than shooting manual.

Film:

Manual or (if available) shutter priority.
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Almost always manual, but with a bit of AV and TV thrown in when I feel that they'll do the job just fine.
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post #24 of 45
Mostly aperture priority, probably around 80% of the time. I use manual for macro and sports work, and occasionally I'll use shutter priority. I'll use program every now and then, but it's only a few steps up from auto...
post #25 of 45
Shutter priority for sports ( panning mostly ), manual for everything else
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Always manual.
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post #27 of 45
So my question:

For those of you who shoot manual, do you follow what the exposure meter says or do you make your own adjustments? Because if you're following the meter you might as well use a priority mode...
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire View Post
So my question:

For those of you who shoot manual, do you follow what the exposure meter says or do you make your own adjustments? Because if you're following the meter you might as well use a priority mode...
What I'll usually do is use the meter on the first few shots, just to set up a "baseline", and then after that adjust things manually without even looking at it (not much at least) for the rest of the day/shoot/whatever. If it's in a studio or indoor setting then it's extremely easy because it almost never changes.

My meter sits in spot metering mode most of the time btw, I find it the easiest to work with.

Also, don't be afraid to underexpose or overexpose, it can help a lot of the time (just don't do it TOO much). By underexposing you can get faster shutter speeds than you would at a proper exposure, and by overexposing you can blow out parts of the image that you don't want very easily.
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post #29 of 45
Manual. I like to bracket my shots.
    
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post #30 of 45
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire View Post
So my question:

For those of you who shoot manual, do you follow what the exposure meter says or do you make your own adjustments? Because if you're following the meter you might as well use a priority mode...
I like to find a base exposure, then bracket either way a few stops. That's providing I have the time to....
    
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