I seem to have fallen into the trap of becoming obsessed too much with the technical part of photography (the right exposure etc.), neglecting the creativity and the artistic part of photography. I'm not too surprised by that since I'm a bit introvert software developer and I enjoy understanding (and controlling) machinery. So, for the last couple of years I've been mostly shooting on full manual with partial metering (mostly on digital, as I rediscovered film only recently), thinking it was very important (and it is to some extent, as digital is easily blown out). But then I found this book: "Photography - the art of composition" by Bert Krages. I quite like it, because it covers my weaker photography skills: visual skills, composition, creativity. So I've been doing the exercises from the book with BW film, at first my usual, full manual metering. But then I found out about the latitude of film compared to digital and I decided to try doing the exercises on full auto: P and A mode with average metering, no correction, just taking care that aperture / shutter suites my needs. Oh boy. I must say, it felt great. I was just letting my creative process take its way, photographing what I found interesting or waiting for the right moment. The latter is quite important, as I take a lot of photos of my little baby girl. So here's my problem . Today I was shooting slides (my wife would kill me if I didn't take any color photos). It was frustrating. The clouds kept covering the sun, so I had to adjust exposure constantly; the child kept moving from sun to the shadow and back - so again, checking exposure, worrying about color temperature etc. - and missing the moment :confused: - which IMO is the most important thing in this kind of photos. I must say digital is much simpler for this - just keep your finger on the trigger and then pick the good shots, then color correct them. Well, I'm not going to do this (anymore). So what can I do to avoid this kind of problems? I could shoot color negatives (but I really like slides). I could also just switch to P and see how that goes (I don't really trust auto metering for slides). Any other tips and ideas?