Nine times out of ten, you hold up your camera, peer into your viewfinder and spin one or two of your dials.
You do what it takes to center the LED on “0â€.
In automatic modes, you select the aperture or shutter speed and you trust the camera select the other freeing you to concentrate on your composition.
Intentional under exposure–I knew what was important in my viewfinder, the white doves and nothing else. I didn’t want to see any reflections in the sculpture’s marble, so I took this picture 1/8000 sec @ f2 instead of what was recommended.
The more often you use your camera, the sooner you’ll learn to recognize when not to believe that meter and when you should.