History of Light Field Photography [Timeline]

Light field photography comes with features so revolutionary, it is considered by some to be the next major imaging revolution after the pinhole camera.

With the timeline below, we’re following the history and development of light field imaging, from its earliest stages to today’s technology.

Please note that this page is a work in progress, so it will continue to grow (slowly, but steadily).

Light Field Photography

Leonardo Da Vinci: Pyramids of Light

Faraday: Light as Lines of Force

Lippmann: Integral Photography

Gershun: The Light Field

First Single-lens plenoptic camera

The Largest Known Light Field is recorded

Hand-held Light Field Camera

First Commercial Plenoptic Camera

First Consumer Light Field Camera