« on: September 13, 2012, 04:56:08 PM »
Thanks for the replies, guys. Yes I am new to this and still learn the basics.
Evie: As "a pretty new to photography" you seem to know what you're talking about . Thanks. Unfortunately I can't rent the 24 f/1.4.
robby: can you please elaborate more why manual could produce better shots than lets say Av at 1.8?
Charlie: Yep. Totally agreed. "In those days" I was still wetting my pants . I will try to get the best out of your advice for now and for the future to come. Thanks!!
Manual gives you full control of the exposure, av puts the camera in charge. No doubt at your level of experience the little Japanese guys who programed the processor will get it right more often than not, but if you are willing to stray out of your comfort zone you will be rewarded in manual. We have all seen photos of flamenco dancers, your goal should be not to simply recreate those images but to tell a story that is unique to your eye. The only way to do that imho is in manual. Read "understanding exposure" by Brian peterson, take just one thing you learn from that book to your shoot and try to apply it. Good luck and post some images after the event.