As someone who recently “rediscovered” the M setting on my Digital Rebel T2i, this was a good read. This might be a little too novice for some, but is a great reminder of how to get good photos, of you’re willing to work at it.
I know I got very caught up in the P mode for a while and the green box when I got an automatic camera. Look! I don’t have to think anymore to get good shots.
My recent switch to M mode had made my photos a little better. I think more about the shots, and get the exposure I want instead of what the camera wants.