Real Photographers Only Shoot in Manual Mode?

Posted: September 1, 2010 in Photography
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I recently received a question from a reader asking about some advice I give in 100% Reliable Flash Photography.  In the sections covering outdoor work, I suggest Aperture Priority Mode (Av) for most shooting situations.  He wondered if I always shoot that way, my being a professional and all, since he’s read that “real photographers only shoot in Manual Mode.”  I would assume that “real” in this case implies a legitimacy the rest of us don’t enjoy.  But rather than get into a philosophical discussion about what constitutes a “real” photographer, I am going to address the appropriateness of Manual vs. other camera modes. [read]


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