In the US, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:00 AM . Twice a year I admonish you to remember to change the time in your cameras when you change the time in your clocks. This time shift is no difference.
If you shoot with multiple cameras, this brings them into sync so that your shots will appear ‘in order’ when you look at them in your preferred image browser.
If you look back at pictures taken in years gone by to determine the best time to go out and photograph this year, you will want accurate timing.
If you shoot on the cusp of the day, you will have the correct day’s date on your images.
If you hope to use your shots for hard evidence (this one is a stretch) you don’t want to have the picture place you at the scene at the wrong time.
If you are OCD (I prefer to alphabetize to CDO), it makes the world a little bit righter to have all your cameras on-time and in-sync.
Remember: Set your clock’s time ahead one hour this weekend.
Just for fun, make sure you have AM/PM set correctly too!
Rikk Flohr © 2011