Ren Ng is the name behind a major step towards hand-held light field cameras. After spending 8 years commercializing the product of this PhD thesis for the consumer market, the founder and executive chairman of Lytro has announced he will return to academia in 2015.
Ng will remain a full-time chairman of Lytro through the summer of 2015, when he will commence a position as assistant professor at the University of California in Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Continue reading →
Following two products aimed at the consumer and pro-sumer camera markets, Lytro has released the Lytro Development Kit (LDK) which opens up the technology to anybody, for a price.
The Lytro Development Kit (LDK) [...] is designed for companies that want to explore developing custom light field cameras and applications for use cases outside of photography and storytelling. Continue reading →
Lytro has released a list of third-party accessories that have been successfully tested with the Lytro Illum light field camera.
The list contains different kinds of cases (carry bags, holsters and sleeves) and straps, and an as-of-yet limited collection of suitable tripods, flashes, LCD hoods/shades and timers.
Click through to check out Lytro’s officially supported camera accessories. Continue reading →
So your Lytro Illum has finally arrived – now what? In many respects, light field photography is fundamentally different from traditional photography, and the switch from one to the other may not be an easy one for everybody.
Josh Anon, nature photographer and former Senior Product Manager at Lytro, recently published a new ebook titled “Using Lytro Illum – a Guide to Creating Great Living Pictures“.
Using LYTRO ILLUM provides a comprehensive overview of the Lytro ecosystem. Endorsed by Lytro, Inc., this book covers everything from what the light field is to how to take advantage of the Lytro button while shooting to how to edit your pictures outside of Lytro Desktop. It’s the one guide that will take you from novice to living picture expert!
We had a closer look at whether the book delivers what the title promises, and in this article, we’ll tell you what we think.
ExifTool is a popular piece of open-source software which allows users to read, edit and write EXIF metadata from/to images and video. The newest update to version 9.70, released earlier this month, adds support for Lytro RAW files and enables us to read EXIF metadata from Light Field Picture (LFP) files.
Click below to download ExifTool 9.70 directly, or head over to cpan.org to find the latest version.