Which photo mode are you using most?

6 months 1 week ago #654780 by Mason Latka
I'm mostly using A mode, and rarely touch Manual.  I don't see much need for it.  Do you find the need for using other modes? 


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6 months 1 week ago #654784 by Nikon Shooter
Manual mode is all I use on all my bodies and for any job
may it be on location or in studio. I don't see much need
for anything else.

Working in Manual mode requires that you take all impor-
tant decisions and leave minor one to the OS. Everyone
may have a different way to define important and minor
depending on knowledge, skills and experience.

That is my way to work… everyone should explore the ways
that work best as it is a very personal thing.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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6 months 1 week ago #654787 by KCook
In my little home studio I mostly use manual. But outside I use Aperture priority and Program mode about equally, plus a little Shutter priority.

Kelly

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
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6 months 1 week ago #654847 by Little Kate
I use M and A nearly all the time.  Manual most of the time for the most part.  However there are days where I'm using A mode the most.  


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6 months 1 week ago #654885 by garyrhook
Every time this question gets asked (and it does come up regularly) the answer seems to be 85% A, most of the rest Manual.

Since I generally like to ensure that my shutter speed remain at 1/160 or faster, and I prefer to control my aperture, I'd rather work in manual mode with Auto ISO and EC, or determine a fixed ISO. A mode doesn't really buy me anything.

But many, many folks, at all experience levels, use A.


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6 months 1 week ago #654907 by Uplander
:agree:  Aperture Priority is usually the preferred.  


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5 months 3 weeks ago #656644 by Jared-Weaver
Manual like 99.9% of the time and Bulb for my long exposures running over 30 seconds. 

Get to know manual mode and you'll get to know your camera and it's capabilities much better. Auto mode is always going to guess that you're shooting offhand and will select the values in your exposure triangle based on that. It doesn't understand rules like "sunny 16" or whether or not you need to overexpose for snow. It's just reading the light meter.

Manual and any of the priority modes help you shoot technically more correct. For instance- landscape photographers like to set their apeture for the sweet spot on their lens where they can get the sharpest exposure and then set ISO and shutter speed based on that. Often that's between F8 and F16. Auto mode doesn't know that. In the end though, it's up to you to decide how you're going to shoot a scene and getting away from Auto mode is one of the biggest steps. 


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