I know I just started a thread a few minutes ago but this is a complete different topic and am hoping for complete different answers. When shooting today I was very comfortable in manual and using the meter but by the end I was kind of using it as a crutch. Constantly looking at it to make sure my settings would provide the correct exposure and if it wasn't changin my settings so it would be. I kind of feel I lost some of my artistic touch in the photos. There were times when I realized the camera wasn't realizing what I was looking for and ignored it but more often than not I was just flipping the dial to fix the compensation. My question is: Am I doing this correctly or should I be ignoring the meter and going it alone to figure out compensation? I just feel like if I'm going to be doing this then I may as well shoot in the Auto mode.