Digital Photography Tip #3: Check Your Clock

Don’t forget to update the time in your digital camera to account for the recent Daylight Savings Time shift. Cameras are not as smart as our modern computers and cable boxes. They don’t automatically update for changing to and from Daylight Savings Time. you also need to remember to change the time settings in your camera when you move between time zones. Otherwise, a few months later you can find yourself puzzling over photos of diurnal raptors that seem to have been taken at 3 AM in the morning.

2 Responses to “Digital Photography Tip #3: Check Your Clock”

  1. Dolan Halbrook Says:

    IIRC, Lightroom has a facility to do a mass time-shift of photos. Used it more than once when I went on a trip and didn’t remember until a day in to update my camera settings.

    Man, I wish they could just grab that feature from modern watches with radio receivers. Either that, or once GPS becomes a standard feature one could do it that way as well.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    And when you do forget, as I invariably do, and shoot with two bodies with different times set (especially problematic when shooting a wedding with multiple cameras, when you want a minute by minute or even second by second ordering across all shots), then this tool will save your butt:


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