OK So I just had a MAJOR lightbulb moment. And I thought a thread about what some of us "newbie" photogs have learned would be fun! (And maybe we can learn from eachother!!)
First few things I learned: Shoot in RAW, Take it off Auto.
Most recent thing I've learned: READ YOUR MANUAL
-Well heres my story about today, Ill try not to be too wordy...
I've been shooting in manual mode for over a month now. Whoo hoo right??!? Well, everytime I wanted a shot to come out right, I'd hurry and switch to Auto because it was safe, (I noticed that Im not the only one that does this, Joey) Well if am indoors then forget manual mode, EVERY photo at every shutter speed, every ISO, no matter my combination was TERRIBLY underexposed. I just thought I had bad light, and really didn't know how to work my camera perfectly as I had not yet read the manual. My little meter at the bottom would be in the middle but still.........underexposed. So, today during my mini shoot for my daily photo, I decide to pull out my manual. It would help if my exposure compensation wasn't set to -5.0 DUH. So now my photos in manual mode ARE MUCH BETTER. And I know how to change that stuff....lol
What has everyone else learned?!?!