I'm a total newbie and slowly learning new things everyday reading from online tips and forums.
Ever since the first day I got my dslr (650D) I have been playing around mostly with the AV or M mode. For sure taking still object (anything that doesn't move) is ok for me since I can play around till I get the best setting and composition I like.
Well when it comes to taking people 10/10 times I found that pic taken with auto mode looks much better although not the best than me taking with Av mode. Reason being when taking photo of friends etc you can't expect people to pose for you for 5-10 min until u get your right setting so after 1-2 try on av (mostly exposure issue) had to switch to auto to get the shot right.
I figure one way to solve is probably using the live viewfinder to guide but well still need some time to get it right and you may miss the "moment"
Just wondering those who went thru this stage what did you do to improve? Or share your learning experiences, sweet or bitter..