Dec 8, 2011

Incredible Interactive Photos Let You Focus Anywhere

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Shoot now, focus later. That’s the idea behind Lytro’s light field cameras. This disruptive technology is the brainchild of Dr. Ren Ng. In fact, his seminal Ph.D. research on light field technology earned the field’s top honor, the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for best thesis in computer science and engineering, as well as Stanford University’s Arthur Samuel Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation.

Lytro’s light field camera represents [possibly] the most significant shift in photography since the transition from film to digital in 1988. The light field fully defines how a scene appears, from the foreground to the background and everything in between. Unlike conventional cameras, which can only record a scene in two dimensions, light field cameras can capture all of the light traveling in every direction through a scene in four dimensions. A light field picture taken with a Lytro camera can be manipulated after the fact in ways not possible with editing software.

Below you will find an overview of how the camera works, features, specs and a full gallery of interactive images so you can really play around and understand just how amazing this technology is. Enjoy!
 

 

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The Lytro Light Field Camera

 

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The Lytro Light Field Camera: Design

 

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Understanding Light Fields

 

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Lytro Camera Comparison Chart

 

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Additional Resources

 

– All images and information via LYTRO.COM
– See the entire photo gallery here: https://www.lytro.com/living-pictures/1690
– CEO Ren Ng’s 2006 Dissertation on Digital Light Field Photography: https://www.lytro.com/renng-thesis.pdf
– Check the Lytro blog for the latest updates: http://blog.lytro.com/

 

 

 

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