Sometimes we all take for granted the sheer wonder of the tools at our disposal in this industry. Sometimes what it takes is transplanting those tools to a world a little further removed from technology, and sometimes seeing it through the joy and amazement of a childs reaction is exactly the perspective that is needed. That is exactly what Mark Brandon Smith did when he flew his drone for a group of school children in Uganda and their reaction to it will put a smile on your face.
Smith was out in Uganda as part of a Non-profit organization IMOutreach.org when the video was captured. He describes how the event came to be:
The headmaster of a school there asked me to give the kids a show with the drone. I launched the DJI Phantom 3 Professional and flew a short flight. The students loved it and kept asking for more once the drone landed […] I quickly became a village celebrity; the locals would even make buzzing drone-like noises whenever walking past me on the streets!
Next time you get bogged down on technical details or frustrated with your equipment, sit back and try to take a fresh perspective on things. You might have simply forgotten how amazing the equipment you already have is!