Greatest Advancement in Photography Since Digital

Posted in Photography at 10:20 pm by Curtis J. Morley

As most of you know I am an avid photographer. You can see some of my photgraphy here. Because of my passion for photography I am always looking for new advancements in technology. Today I found one that had me laughing out loud with exclamations of amazement. This oversized lipstick tube is the most amazing thing that has happened to photography since the Digital Camera.

Lytro 8GB Model

Everything about this camera screams, "Photo Revolution" including its design.

The company is called Lytro and the technology is an infinite way to focus a taken picture. Yes, that is what I said, "Focus a taken picture." Because they capture the light and the angle at which the light enters the sensor it allows the picture to be focused after it is shot. The best way to describe this is to show you and then direct you to the website.

Lytro Camera Rock Climbing Focus on the Rope

Notice how in this first version the focus is on the Mammut Rope

Lytro Camera Rock Climbing Focus on the Climber

Same Lytro Picture of Rock Climbing but Focus is on the Climber


Lytro Camera Empire State Building Window

This is clearly a picture of rain on a window


Lytro Camera Empire State Building Through rainy window

It is also a picture of the Empire State Building. Try this one on the site. WOW!


Without further ado the website is www.lytro.com

Make sure to check out the Lytro Gallery to get a really good understanding of how the technology works. My favorite examples are the butterfly, guitar, sealsspider, bubbles Tesla wall, and weightlessness.

This is what other people are saying about it.

Tech Crunch

"Lytro is developing a new type of camera that dramatically changes photography for the first time since the 1800s."

- Sarah Lacy, TechCrunch

NYT Logo

"For a photographer, whether amateur or professional, the Lytro technology means that the headaches of focusing a shot go away."

- Steve Lohr, The New York Times


"This extra information [the light field] opens up a world of possibilities, including the ability to focus on any depth of field within a taken photo."

- Sharif Sakr, engadget


"You then get a digital photo that is adjustable in an almost infinite number of ways."

- Chris Taylor, Mashable

Here is the article on www.DPReview.com where I first learned about it.
Thanks and Happy Flashing (Actually it has no Flash 🙂
Curtis J. Morley

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