« on: September 25, 2012, 02:08:05 PM »
Are you overthinking it? In a word, yes. I think its important to know and understand techniques for different light, but it sounds like you are concerning yourself with exposure so much you may be missing shots. Modern cameras were designed to take some of that thinking out of it. Personally I generally expose to the left as I don't like blown highlights and would rather add some fill flash if practical. That being said I shot a friends wedding this weekend and had to remember to go ahead and blow the highlights otherwise risk underexposing the dress (couldn't use flash unfortunately). So each situation will be different. You certainly are better if you understand different techniques, but at noon on a family vacation, I see no problem with setting my 5diii to auto and just enjoy the day with the family.