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mossyhorn

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  1. I rely on the triangle of light. It's really no more complicate than that.
  2. I took this photo in manual mode o a rainy day. The ISO was set at 2000, shutter speed was a risky 160, and the aperture was F/8. I was using an F/4, 300mm lens with a 2x extender, so having to shoot at F/8 was not the best for these conditions. There is more noise than I'd like, but I'm not afraid to shoot at up to 2500 ISO if necessary.
  3. I took this photo yesterday in South Central Pennsylvania.
  4. There is no exposure comp with my Canon when I shoot in manual mode with a hard ISO setting. It only would work in auto ISO. I have a genuine distain for auto ISO. I do sometimes use a bracketed exposure, set to +1 and 0 for two shots. That can be handy in certain situations. Otherwise, I can adjust the compensation in full auto by changing the aperture or shutter speed. Having several custom settings is convenient also. I'm photographing birds, when I look up and see a hawk overhead. I just turn my mode dial and I'm ready for flying birds. There are so many setting that can affect photo quality. You really just need to learn as much as possible. I'm in no way an expert, but I've come a long way in my quest.
  5. I've tried Aperture mode, and find that the camera will choose a shutter speed that's not always appropriate. The ISO is usually way to high, and you end up with blown highlights. Manual mode has given me the best results. Believe it or not, the camera does not always know best. In camera RAW processing gives me the option of tweaking the photo if it's necessary, but I use that feature very little. Manual mode takes more time to master, but it's well worth it.
  6. I shoot in manual mode. I have used shutter priority in the past, but manual gives me much more control.
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