Manual all the way
While in Santa Rosa in the Peruvian Amazon, John and Carlos found some children playing in a flooded area of the village. John suggested to Carlos that he should switch to manual exposure mode and use spot metering, taking an exposure from the childrens’ faces to ensure that they’d be correctly and consistently exposed, regardless of whether they were in front of bright water or a darker background. Taking a quick test shot and adjusting the exposure values accordingly meant there was no excuse to miss a shot! John also recommended using the continuous drive setting on Carlos’s D5100, and shooting bursts of shots in order to capture peak moments such as kids jumping and water splashing.