07 December 2013|
Itâs easy to forget to keep your cameraâs time set properly. This quick tip will show you the importance of syncing the time on your cameras, and will help you fix it in Lightroom in case you forgot to.
If youâre a wedding or event photographer, you probably know about the importance of getting the camera time right. Shooting with multiple cameras or second and third shooters is great for increasing the number of images you capture. But if the time code on these images is wrong, editing can be a real headache as your shots can be wildly out of order.
If you're involved in shooting with multiple cameras or assistants, always put âsync camerasâ on your to-do list before starting the day. This will help to address the problem before it begins. But what if youâve forgotten or are editing for others?
Syncing in Lightroom
If you didnât set the time correctly in-camera, you can easily correct the problem in Lightroom. The program makes it easy to adjust all of your incorrectly timed images at the same time.
Step One: Calculate
To get started, first load all of your images into Lightroom. Next, youâll want to step back and calculate how far off your images are if you donât already know. If Iâm editing a wedding, I find two âreferenceâ images that are clearly taken at about the same time (like during a wedding) and then calculate how far apart in time they are.