A quick departure from the concert photography today…
I’ve become a Manual snob. I used to be an Aperture Priority kind of guy, but was never completely happy with what my camera came back with. It always seemed off somehow, by a third of a stop or something. I’m not sure what.
One of the side affects of doing concert photography is that I’ve been shooting more and more in Manual Mode. I find myself taking pictures closer to what I was picturing in my head now with that, even with simple pictures of geese floating across the water. The colors seem more true, the post-processing is quicker, and the results are better.
Maybe I’m just growing as a photographer, but I think it’s more that I’m being more direct with my camera, and not relying on it to do all the thinking for me.
There’s still no way in hell you’ll get me to switch to manual focus, though. A man has to know his limits.