It’s Daylight-Saving Time! Please Adjust Your Camera Clocks

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Daylight-Saving Time (DST) kicks in today, Nov. 4, necessitating an adjustment of clocks by advancing them one hour.

While gear that connects to a central system like cell phones, computers, and digital video recording devices such as Tivo, will handle the time change without a problem, most cameras do not, that’s why photographers are advised to adjust the clock in their digital cameras; it will be time-consuming to alter the EXIF Date/Time captured metadata later.

Accurate time is an important factor to ensure data files and e-mail get the correct time stamps. It is particularly important if you synchronize data files, because time stamps often determine which file is more recent.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.