>Generally speaking the photographer is more intelligent than >the camera.
Brilliant quote and leaves room for the many exceptions
>If you go off of histogram you'll almost always >get an image that differs from that which you actually saw >and/or that you're going for. Keep in mind that the spot meter >is going to average the scene and head for the 18% reflective >value. > >To even this scene out you might try HDR. >
I suppose at the end of the day I want to make pictures not histograms!
I know, HDR! Yet another layer to think about! I've been shooting in Standard so far but understand that there's different settings to help with scenes with a large dynamic range. I need to try them out.