Viewpoint Laboratories has recently introduced what we believe to be the first third-party accessory for the Lytro Illum: the new “OverDome Light Diffusing Photography Enclosure” (i.e. cloud dome) for the Illum light field camera allows users to record well-lit, largely shadow-free closeup pictures by scattering light through a translucent, white acrylic hemisphere.
175 years ago, British inventor William Henry Fox Talbot recorded the first ever photograph on paper. To celebrate the subsequent evolution of cameras and photography, Lytro treats us to an infographic overviewing the major development steps of almost two centuries.
The infographic includes paper photography and digital photography, and ends with the most recent advances in digital imaging, e.g. the Gigapixel camera and their own Illum light field camera: Continue reading
Are you excited about the imminent release of Lytro’s second-generation light field camera, the Lytro Illum? Here’s something to pass some of that time:
Jackie Dove from TheNextWeb sat down with Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal recently, to talk about the Illum and it’s significance for the future of photography. “Interchangeable lenses”, “DSLRs“, “Photoshop and Lightroom” and “Android” are some of the most important keywords that came up during the interview.
Remember Jan Kučera’s Lytro Meltdown with LFP File Viewer and Windows Shell Integration?
The author has just released a new piece of software called “The Communicator”, which allows you to connect to your Lytro Camera’s WiFi and
- Read out basic hardware information, battery status, camera time and more.
- Wirelessly view and download pictures currently stored on the camera.
- Monitor internal camera activities.
- Download other files from the camera’s internal storage.
- Send raw commands to the camera. (only try this if you know what you are doing!)
- Remotely “press” the shutter button and take a picture via WiFi.
Before you continue, please be advised that using third-party software to communicate with your Lytro camera voids your warranty and is potentially dangerous! Continue reading
We wish all our readers happy holidays, and a healthy and successful new year!
If you’ve come here looking for information about that brand-new Lytro camera from under the tree, we’d like to suggest the following articles to get you started into the world of light field photography: