Originally Posted by ClickJacker
Thanks for all the tips I should be shooting tomorrow and I'll be trying a few things out. I had a friend (that went to school for photography) tell me that av is what he shoots with most of the time. So I was like derp must be good. Looks like I need to learn a little more about my camera before I upgrade.
Different settings for different purposes. I spend most of my time in M since I love manual control of my camera, but I use AV as well for general photography since in most cases, Depth of Field is of greater importance than shutter speed, hence, AV mode.
With action photography though, shutter speed is definitely more important. I mean, you don't care how blurry or sharp your background is if your subject is blurry because of motion, right? In this case, TV would be appropriate.
If you want, I cover this a bit in my guide here