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:
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
In Lytro’s newest Youtube upload (and
first second Video Podcast?), Director of Photography Eric Cheng shows you what it takes for a good, refocusable portrait LightField photo.
We’ve embedded the video and sumemd it up for you after the break. Continue reading
Eric Cheng, director of photography at Lytro, took some pictures of the solar eclipse that could be observed a few days ago in the United States. This shot is our favourite:
More Pictures of the Week
This week’s POTW shows Director of Photography Eric Cheng, who is presenting Lytro’s “secret sauce”: a Microlense array which is placed just before the CCD sensor to create LightField pictures: