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Newbie DSLR Owners: Do You Shoot In Manual Or Auto Mode?

(image: shirley byrd) Prosciutto, Asparagus and Pecorino Cheese 

(image: shirley byrd) Prosciutto, Asparagus and Pecorino Cheese 

As you may know, I recently added a Foodie Hangout category to my blog.  I'll be using  my own images, and preferably (at least most of the time) my own recipes.  (Psst:  check back next week for Monday Eats on the dish for prosciutto, asparagus and pecorino cheese.  I'll also reveal to you which mode I use. Or can you guess from my image above?)

To do this, a  week ago I bought my first DSLR camera, a Canon EOS Rebel T5.  It's a nice entry level DSLR.  I was so excited, I told everyone I know, including my dog, "I got a DSLR!"  I'm having a grand time learning how to use it and eagerly looking forward to learning more.   To my surprise, a lot of people said they only shoot their DSLR cameras in the automatic mode--even when they have a humongous lens and tripod.  

This left me curious as to why spend so much money on a DSLR camera only to use the auto mode when a point and shoot camera can do a very adequate job?

So Dear Newbie DSLR Owner, which mode do you use?  Complete the easy poll below:

I only shoot in ___ mode
 
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After you respond to the poll, care to let me know why?  I would love to know.

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