Friday, June 24, 2011

Photography Is It Going To Change Forever?

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How many of you out there remember the cute little camera called the Brownie? When it came out it was the modern day version of a "point-n-shoot". Well hold on to your hats boys and girls.

The technology of photography since it's inception has been constantly evolving. Now there is a new technology on the horizon by a company called Lytro. The light field sensor may be the next leap in the photography timeline. The light field sensor captures the color, intensity and vector direction of the rays of light. What does that mean? Well the light field sensor processing with give the user the ability to change the focus of the image after the shot is taken. YEP... you read that right. If you prefer the subject in the background to be in focus instead of the subject in the foreground it can be done. Light field cameras offer astonishing capabilities. They allow both the picture taker and the viewer to focus pictures after they’re snapped, shift their perspective of the scene, and even switch seamlessly between 2D and 3D views. Astonishing really... I can't wait to try one!

LYTRO has invited me to try out their light field camera on Dec. 14th at the Wired Store in NYC. Would you like hear a straight-up honest review? Let me know if you have any specific tests you want me to try out with the camera.

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