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Old Jan 16, 2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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what mode should i use when shooting Wedding or Funeral? Currenlty i used Manual but i heard that shooting in Apeture is better. I found that when shooting in Manual Mode, it could be time consuming.

Also, should i put i on Spot?
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To save time you can set it to aperture priority, and chose the aperture you want, and let the camera figure out the shutter speed.
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what mode should i use when shooting Wedding or Funeral? Currenlty i used Manual but i heard that shooting in Apeture is better. I found that when shooting in Manual Mode, it could be time consuming.

Also, should i put i on Spot?
I agree that manual is a bad idea fro what you want to do. from one scene to the next, your exposure values could change as a result of changes in lighting, subject, and composition. I think that you should capture RAW images for events as irreproduceable as you're talking about.

Spot metering would be a bad idea. From one shot to the next, the spot could be on a black suit and then on a white dress, resulting in wildly different exposure settings for basically the same scene. Depending on your composition, center weighted could give priority to exposing the subjects.
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