Hi guys!! I have been on this site quite a lot recently and find the info to be invaluable. Plus its a very large forum, shich is always good for quick and informative responses. Basically i bought a new Canon 500D awhile back with the kit 18-55mm lens and have been messing around shooting since. i'd like to think myself as technically minded so understand the concepts of aperture, shutter speed and Iso. What i would like to know is: When your not setting up a special shot, what mode do you commonly shoot in? For everyday house/street/landscape photos?? Now i know you have to tweek aperture and shutter and stuff, but would you walk the streets of a city with your Canon on Aperture priority since your not shooting fast moving objects? Do you simply stroll around changing apertures depending on each shot? or do you go on fully manual mode and setup every shot you see on the street! I dont want to use the pre-programmed 'scene' modes as they are a bit of a cop out, however they do tend to control all the settings you tend to forget (white balance, exposure comp). i jsut think aperture priority would be the mode of choice for everyday city/landsacape/portrait shots (not sports or fast moving shots) Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts!!!