"I think he is thinking about those fast capture moments where you don't have time to set your exposure for the shot. I think 50% is a big number, but I do see where if you only shoot manual you could miss some shots. I use all the modes…"
"Sorry, I meant unless it's stationary objects you're shooting. For things like shooting people on the streets, it's a bad idea. If you only have a split second, you shouldn't use it to worry about settings. Aperture would be…"
"If you shoot in manual mode and just centre the meter, you are working too hard. Aperture or shutter speed mode can do the same for you with less work. Exposure Compensation will let you tell the metering you want it darker or…"
"From an old school film guy:
Depends on what you are shooting.
In general, lower ISO is going to give you better image quality. Was especially true with film, also applies to digital. ISO is governed by light level and shutter…"
"Good information so far. something to REALLY watch is the setting you have on your light meter. For low light situations, a spot meter is essential. read the area you WANT to see. Remember a light meter will under expose white and over…"
"If I may, all the above information is helpful; add to this, pay attention to your in-camera light meter.
Start with either Manual, Aperture priority, or Shutter priority, and learn how your images are exposed using different combinations of the…"
"Changing ISO from 100 to 200 is like opening the aperture a stop. If you have everything set to manual and don't change anything else, the picture gets more exposure. As you get further away from the sensor's native…"