The camera’s brain can average things out, at least most of the time, reasonably well. But what it can’t do is interpret the numbers and see potential for those numbers, working together, to produce a different look, or looks. It’s like asking an adding machine to write an essay.Joe Mcnally

Learning how to control my camera was one of the first basic steps to improving my photography. I get upset every time I see someone ( usually a suburban Mom ) with an expensive DSLR and huge zoom lens shooting with the camera in “Auto”. They basically have an expensive point-n-shoot. Get yourself off auto.