Jun 20

Perspective Shift: Eric Cheng presents 276 Animated GIFs created with Desktop Tools Beta for Developers

Perspective Shift: Eric Cheng presents 149 Animated GIFs created with Desktop Tools Beta for Developers (picture: Eric Cheng) The new Lytro iPhone App, released just a few hours ago, allows users to export animated GIFs from their Living Pictures.
To celebrate the occasion, Lytro’s Director of Photography Eric Cheng just posted a total of 276 animated GIFs that demonstrate the Perspective Shift effect of Living Pictures.
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May 24

Experiment: Lytro on a Quadcopter

What do you get when you combine two recent gadget-newcomers on the upswing?
Eric Cheng, Lytro’s Director of Photography, has recently taken his first LightField pictures from a Lytro camera that was mounted on a ADS 400Q quadcopter – one of the multi-rotor helicopter drones that have been conquering the mainstream in recent years.

ADS 400Q quadcopter with Lytro light field camera mounted on it (photo: Eric Cheng, echeng.com)

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Mar 15

Lytro Roadmap: Director of Photography hints at Consumer and Professional Cameras

Eric Cheng talks about Lytro and Living Pictures, Photokina 2012 (photo: LightField Forum) Lytro’s first generation LightField camera recently celebrated its first birthday. So what, you might ask, is next up Lytro’s sleeve? What will the second generation camera be like, and what lessons from the first generation will be turned into improvements for the second one?

In a Techhive article that focuses (pun intended) on an alternative way of creating interactive click to focus images, we found what may be the first official hint at Lytro’s upcoming products. First off, there aren’t many details – let alone a timeframe – but we’re still a bit excited.

Lytro’s Director of Photography Eric Cheng had this to say during a discussion of some restrictive aspects of their Terms of Service:

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Jan 04

LightField Picture of the Week: Rainbow

This week’s Picture of the Week was taken by Lytro’s own Eric Cheng, and shows not only an excellent depth image- and depth composition, but also the perfect use of Living Filters.
Have fun exploring the picture, and don’t forget: Click to refocus, click & drag to shift perspective.

Living Picture: “Always photograph rainbows when you see them.” by Eric Cheng