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Battery care and time resets?

In the past, I used to always leave one battery in my cameras. I have a set of photography and videos cameras including some Canon, Panasonic and Sony. I currently use them every few weeks, sometimes ...
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Time zone camera clock was set for does not match GPS timezone

I have a bunch of photos I took with my DSLR. It does not have GPS, so I geo-tagged all the photos using GPS positions I captured on my phone. This part works fine. However, when I upload them to ...
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Suspect photograph timestamp data has been altered

I received photographs over email from a client which I suspect were taken in 2022 but the client insists are from 2021. I looked at the metadata, filenames, and date modified timestamps to look for ...
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Display .png file name as the text in the image corner

I have a bunch of images with various filenames (mainly date and time). I want to create the timelapse, where the filename will be visible somewhere in the corner (or at least one of the element-time)....
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How (the heck) did NASA photographer Joel Kowsky take this amazing photograph of the International Space Station transiting the Sun?

The NASA Image Feature Space Station Transits the Sun shows seven shadows of the ISS transiting the face of the Sun. In order to discuss the technical aspects of the process I've cropped bits of the ...
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How to precisely time tag DSLR shot?

I want to know the exact UTC time of the moment of the shutter button pushed. A precision of milliseconds order would be ideal, but anything better than 1sec is acceptable. The photo properties ...
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How are reference developing times determined?

For developing there is tons of information out there for many combinations of film and developer, often at multiple dilutions, temperatures and ISO settings. Ilford for example has development times ...
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Why am I required to input the date and time on D5100 after charging the battery?

Every time I charge my battery, when I start my camera, it asks me to input the date and time.  Why? It's very annoying.
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Why don't Exif tags contain time zone information?

There's no zone information in the capture timestamp. Why?
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Correct timestamps after the fact [duplicate]

My wife and I took some photos at an event, which we would like to merge into a single set arranged in order of capture time. We thought this would be easy, just rename them in sequence ordered by ...
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Show current date and time on Sony α6000

Is there any way to display the current date and time on a Sony α6000, apart from going into the menu and trying to set it? I find this feature very useful and it was very easy on my Canon DSLR, but I ...
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Where is capture time recorded in images from the Snapcam Lite wearable camera?

I am using a wearable bluetooth wifi camera. How do I find the time when a particular picture was taken? So far I have tried to look at the metadata on the jpg using Exiftool. I am only able to see ...
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Can I take a timelapse on a Gopro Hero 5? [closed]

Does the Gopro Hero 5 have a self timer?
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Is It Possible To Achieve a Time Lapse Over Several Months Using a Canon 70D Without Leaving the Camera

Do you know if it is possible to achieve a time lapse effect using the Canon 70D by just going to the same location each day/week/month and then piecing all the photos together to create a time lapse ...
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Is it possible to get the time a photo was taken (timezone-aware)?

This seems like a simple task that software accomplishes all the time, but I haven't found a reliable way to do it. There is the DateTimeOriginal EXIF tag, but ...
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When exactly is "GPSTimeStamp"?

I'm trying to use EXIF data from my photos, and I discovered the wonders of the tag "EXIF GPS GPSTimeStamp" (a timezone-independent timestamp). However, I notice that it's often different from "EXIF ...
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Is there any way in Lightroom to sort photos from multiple days based on time of the day?

I have a folder with holidays photos (7 days). I would like to make a collection witch would sort these photos based on time of the day, without considering the day. For example, all pictures taken ...
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How to set the viewfinder information display timer on a Canon 70D?

When I look in the viewfinder and press the shutter button halfway to autofocus on my Canon EOS 70D, information is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder (aperture and so on). Those green numbers ...
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Internal clock reset after some time with no battery on GoPro Hero 3+ Black

I am using GoPro Hero 3+ Black and wondering if anyone experiences the same issue: After some time with no battery left (more than 1 hour but approx. less than 24 hours) the GoPro resets its internal ...
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Is "Date Taken" Exif data possible on .PNG file, and is it possible to copy "Date Modified" to "Date Taken"?

I want to change the Exif data for some .PNG files so that they have the "Date Taken" tag. Is it possible to use that tag on .PNG files? Is it possible to copy the "Date Modified" date to the "Date ...
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Is there any hope for Exif TimeZoneOffset as a standard?

The TimeZoneOffset Exif tag was proposed as an ISO photography standard several years ago but never made it into the EXIF standard or MWG guidelines. I can write data to this tag using exiftool and ...
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Time lapse of solar eclipse?

I was thinking of taking a time lapse of the eclipse with my nikon d3300 but not of just the sun but of the sun and the landscape. Unfortunately, I have to work during the eclipse and I was thinking ...
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How can I incrementally date photos?

I have a collection of photos that have no date information. They have no Exif data, and the file modification dates are all identical. The only sequence is in the file name: image-0001.jpg, image-...
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Is there a self-timer mode on the GoPro Hero 3+?

I might have missed the option in the plethora of settings, but it seems that there's no self-timer mode on the GoPro 3+. If there isn't, how do you take a "selfie" group shot with monopod?
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Any ideas on how to capture time?

I have a photography project based around 'time'. I'm struggling to find ideas on how to capture this with the specific detail that has to be involved. My image has to have memorabilia within the ...
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How do I get Lightroom to display AM/PM info?

I switched the time zone on my camera -12 hours and I'm trying to fix the times of the photos before the switch; however, I can't figure out where Lightroom displays AM/PM - it doesn't seem to be in ...
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Why does it take more time to write a photo to memory when I shoot in RAW?

I've a Sony DSC-F828 and when I shoot in raw it takes a lot of time to write to the card. Is this only because the file has much more data? Will connecting the camera to a PC reduce the time it takes ...
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Why does Lightroom import into the wrong days folder when sorting by date?

I am importing photos into lightroom (4.3) into date-organized images. I live in +8 timezone. My computer and my cameras are setup correctly (AFAIK). However, Lightroom consistently imports my images ...
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How to determine date photo shot or developed from pre-digital age pictures?

I hope to learn how to determine (approximately) when a picture was taken and/or developed. I have a few boxes of photos to be scanned but prior to doing so I would like to be able to have a better ...
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How should I choose time for photographing the moon?

In this answer, Derrick suggests that you have to choose your time carefully to get good shadows How exactly should I go about choosing appropriate time, what should I take into account? Are there ...
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How to set exact time on a Pentax K-5?

I need my photos taken with a Pentax K-5 to have an exact timestamp. When setting the time in menu, I can't see the seconds part; is there any way to reset them to zero?
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What do you do with your camera clock time in relation to time zones?

I live in the UK and spend most of my time here, apart from a short trip abroad once or sometimes twice a year. This Sunday just gone we switched from GMT to BST, so our clocks went forward one hour....
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Are old reels of film useful past their "Use By" date?

I have about seven ISO 400 reels of 36 shots each, all of which have a use-by date of sometime in 2006. Are they useless now and should I just throw them away? Or, does the Use By date not matter ...
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How to overlay date and time onto the corner of photos?

Is there any utility which will read a photo's date and time from its EXIF data and embed it into the corner of the photo?
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What is "golden hour"?

I've heard that as a photographer, I should be taking advantage of time near sunset and sunrise called "golden hour". When exactly is golden hour? Why is it important in photography? What is the ...
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How long does undeveloped film last?

I received a Mamiya ZE-2 from a family member who discovered it in a closet. Along with the camera were 3 rolls of film - 2 in white plastic holders and one inside the camera. I have no idea what ...
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Why is there a limit restriction to the 1080p film video recording time duration on DSLRs?

Theories: that the processing hardware gets hot, so the limit extends the life EU classification of camera as camcorder attracts duty FAT32 file size limit of memory cards is 2gb, but then you could ...
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What's different about photographing at sunrise vs. sunset?

I usually get better light at sunrise (compared to sunset). I do though hate to wake up early in the morning to use that light ;) What are the biggest differences between sunrise and sunset?
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How to shift EXIF date/time created by time in days, hours, minutes?

I have two camera bodies, I was shooting while on vacation, when I downloaded the photos to lightroom, one body was set to the correct date/time, the other was off by 722 days, 4 hours, 32 minutes. ...
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Do disposible cameras go bad if you don't develop soon after using?

I've just found an old disposable camera after a bit of a tidy up, no idea what's on it. On the bottom it says develop by 08/2010 so it's about 6 months overdue. ...
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Fix photo timestamps?

I took a bunch of pictures, and when I loaded them onto my PC, I discovered the time on my camera was set incorrectly. Now this normally wouldn't be a problem...but I am combining pictures from ...
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