Daylight Saving Time – re-set your cameras!

Remember to re-set the time stamp in your cameras.  Shown here, the time display for a Nikon D5000 DSLR

Remember to re-set the time stamp in your cameras. Shown here, the time display for a Nikon D5000 DSLR

Here in Alberta, we’ve just “Sprung Forward”, advancing our clocks one hour to make the switch to Daylight Saving Time.  Our time zone is now Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

Of course, we’ve all remembered to adjust our numerous our household clocks (oven, microwave, electronic thermostat, and alarm clocks), auto, motorcycle clocks and watches ahead one hours.

But we typically forget to re-set the time in our various cameras.  It’s easy.

On most cameras:

  1. Turn it on
  2. Press “Menu”
  3. Scroll to and select “Tools”, hit “OK” or “Enter”
  4. Scroll to Time/Date, hit “OK” or “Enter”
  5. Adjust time and hit “OK” or “Enter”

Easy, peasy.  This will help you later when you’re editing hundreds of photos from a trip.  Having the correct time is useful to remind you when and where that photo was taken, and will save you a lot of grief as you scour through hundreds of images.

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