What are your steps? Being fairly new to photography, sometimes when I turn on my camera my head gets full of thought about settings. I can actually paralyze my thinking wondering what to do first, and by the time I'm ready to shoot, the subject or light has changed. I realize that this is a direct result of being an in-experienced amature photographer, and I could switch to auto-mode, but I don't want to do that for stubborn reasons. So I am wondering. Those of you who have been shooting for a while now, what are your initial thoughts as you approach a subject? For example, do you first think about lighting, ISO, WB, manual, aperture, shutter priority etc. Do you you use the same method most of the time? I think that your comments could help me considerably to get ready before I make simple mistakes. Thanks in advance.