Lytro

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These are some images that I’ve taken in partnership with Lytro Cameras! They’re taken with the new Lytro Illum that has the ability to take a ‘living image’ from every focal point, and allow the viewer to change focus point and depth of field at will. I will be posting a couple photos a month as I discover more and more about the camera!

Click on these links below to go to Lytro.com and see what these images are made to do!

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A Different Perspective of Photography

A Lytro camera looks like a kaleidoscope or perhaps a modern spyglass, but in reality it’s something much cooler than that: a light-field camera. Normal digital cameras align a lens in front of an image sensor, capturing the colour and intensity of the light, but the Lytro camera adds an extra step. It has an array of micro-lenses between the primary lens and the image sensor, which fractures the light that passes through and maps the thousands of directions the photons are going. This information is recorded and saved into an unusual image file called an .LFP (light-field picture). While ordinary digital images are composed of pixel data like colour and sharpness, the pixel data of a light-field picture adds in directional information. Amazingly, this allows the photographer to refocus an image after it’s taken. Using either the camera’s internal processor or an app, you can shift any part of the image into focus, dramatically altering the image’s perspective and meaning—it’s almost like creating living pictures.

(Image Credit: Mashable)

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These are some images that I’ve taken in partnership with Lytro Cameras! They’re taken with the new Lytro Illum that has the ability to take a ‘living image’ from every focal point, and allow the viewer to change focus point and depth of field at will. I will be posting a couple photos a month as I discover more and more about the camera!

Click on these links below to go to Lytro.com and see what these images are made to do!

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Lytro will some day be the game changer for mobile phones. Instead of having to wait for the phone to auto-focus or tap on what you want to focus on, it’ll just snap the shot and let you decide later. Maybe someday it’ll be implemented in high end cameras as well, but this will definitely improve the amateurs ability to capture a photo and not miss a moment. It is pretty neat technology.