One of the easiest things that you can do for a primary photographer on a wedding day is to remind them to sync camera times with you! This is going to save them the hassle of having to fix the timestamps later in post-processing.
Luckily, it’s really simple to do! All you have to do is navigate to the “Time Zone and Date” section of your settings. We’ve included a sample from a Canon menu as well as a Nikon menu for you to reference in case you need it.
Before you photograph anything (preferably right after you get the cards!), we encourage you to sync cameras so that everything you photograph is lined up with what the primary photographer has already photographed.
We recommend that the second shooter always match the timing of the primary photographer whenever possible. If the primary photographer is using multiple cameras, most often they will already have those synced and it’ll just be one less camera to switch.
If you take initiative at the beginning of the day by suggesting to sync cameras, it’ll resonate really well with the primary photographer and they’ll know that you’ve got their best interests in mind for the rest of the day. It’s a win-win for everyone!