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Old 8th October 2018
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Re: Using the P mode?

I aim to turn the dial to P before switching the camera 'off'. This ensures that I get a reasonable result, if I pick the camera up for a 'grab shot' without having time to think!

Because of the live view in my Olympus finder, I find that the exposure compensation dial is the one I go to first, if things don't look quite right. I choose other modes once I have settled into a particular 'photo session' with a known type of subject.
Perhaps this is why Ken Rockwell refers to P as Professional mode. He wrote "I always shoot in Professional exposure mode, the "P." Professional mode was originally called "Program" back in the 1970s. While in Professional mode, if I need different shutter speeds or apertures, all I do is flick the rear dial and I get them."
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