Using tech where there is no tech

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Recently I was in Zambia on assignment photographing an incentive travel tour group. The tour was organized by a multinational corporation that wanted to reward its employees for their hard work and dedication. It was an exciting project, and I was thrilled to be a part of it.

We were staying in The Royal Livingstone Hotel which is within walking distance of the falls. During some free time I took myself off to explore the falls a bit more. 

That’s when I stumbled upon the two friends, who were clearly having a blast despite being soaking wet. I captured some photos of them walking underneath one of the rainbows created by the mist from the falls.

They were having such fun, I needed to somehow get the images to them.

Tech is amazing. To transfer the images from my Canon mirrorless EOS R camera to my phone, I used the Canon Camera Connect app. This app allowed me to establish a Wi-Fi connection between my camera and my phone. Once the connection was established, I could transfer the images directly to my phone through the app.

After the images were transferred to my phone, I used Airdrop to share them with the couple. Airdrop is a wireless file-sharing feature built into Apple devices. It uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to create a direct, encrypted connection between two devices, allowing for fast and secure file transfers.

Using Airdrop, I simply selected the images I wanted to share and tapped the Airdrop icon. The couple’s iPhones immediately popped up on my screen, and I was able to share the photos with them in just a few seconds.

The whole process was incredibly seamless and easy, thanks to the power of modern technology. It’s amazing how much easier it is to share moments with others, no matter where you are in the world, thanks to tools like the Canon Camera Connect app and Airdrop.

And then, a while later on my walk, I enjoyed a quiet moment on the edge of the river. Unbeknown to me, Shaun, (one of my newfound friends) captured the moment on his phone and then he seamlessly shared the image with me using Airdrop.

Photography, and tech, also creates new friendships.