I am always looking for ways to improve my workflow. Especially in a fast paced environment such as summer camp. While there are many advantages to working on images on a laptop or desktop computer. It requires a more equipment and time.
The built in wifi allows you to transfer images from your camera directly to a phone or tablet. Once your images on your phone/tablet they can be uploaded directly to social media.
Another practical use is when taking your camps group shot. As long as your not going to be too far from the camera. You can use it to trigger the camera, if you need to be in the shot as well. Where I find it most helpful is when I am arranging campers and staff. I can see who’s in frame and who’s not, just by using the live preview on my phone.
The best way to learn how to set up your cameras wifi (assuming you have the feature) is to first go through the cameras manual. If you can’t find it, search for your cameras brand and model in google (ex. Canon Rebel T6i Users Manual). If that isn’t helping you be sure to search YouTube for a tutorial, that shows your specific camera.
Once the images are transferred you may want to edit them. Below are two of my favorite editors.
Adobe Lightroom Mobile CC
Lightroom Mobile is available for free on both IOS & Android. The free version has a ton of features. Though If you want to take full advantage of the application you'll need a subscription.
In my opinion this is the best 100% free photo editing app for IOS & Android.
Tech is not perfect and once in a while the wifi isn't going to connect to your phone. It might show that its connected but when you open the camera app on your phone/tablet, it shows nothing is connected.
First thing to is to turn off the wifi on both your phone and camera, and try again. If that doesn't work, you'll need to resort to reseting the wifi completely.