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.
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.
Notice how in this first version the focus is on the Mammut Rope
Same Lytro Picture of Rock Climbing but Focus is on the Climber
This is clearly a picture of rain on a window
It is also a picture of the Empire State Building. Try this one on the site. WOW!
I used this promo code on iStockphoto today and received $15 off my $75 purchase. So I only paid $60 on iStockphoto for 50 credits. A pretty good deal if you ask me. If you click the link above I will get a small commission thanks.
I made history literally - the History Channel. I found out that my picture of college football was used on the History Channel show Modern Marvels - 70's Tech. The show used my photo in a graphic representation of how LCD's were the predecessors of DLP TV's. At first the photo shows up very small in one little section of the screen and as I was watching the show I thought that the photo looked just like a sports shot that I had taken. Then the picture enlarged and sure enough it was one of my football stock photos. I was pleasantly surprised.
And here is a small clip of the show ending at my photo. Thanks History Channel.
I will be speaking at the SLC Photo Club Nov 17th. The topic of the meeting is still life and I will be presenting on the amazing new lens called the Lensbabies. This highly reviewed lens is amazing and saves enormous amounts of time in Photoshop. Famed photographers such as Kevin Kubota (ranked Top 10 wedding photographers by Popular Photography Magazine) use this lens to make his subject matter have that dreamy ethereal look that every new bride wants. This lens is great for weddings, portraits, still life & flowers, food, commercial, and stock photography.
Here is an example picture of apples shot with Lensbabies 3G. The Lensbabies let you capture a selective focus and really make the subject matter pop. No Photoshop required. Come to the meeting to see many more.
My presentation will be a hands on demonstration that will allow photographers to use the Lensbaies 3G, and the Lensbabies 2.0 with the telephoto and wide angle attachments. I will have my Lensbabies 3G at the workshop as well as a 3G and 2.0 for the Nikon and 3G and 2.0 for the cannon mount. I will demonstrate the differences in the apertures and have a slideshow on the results of each aperture.
All attendees will receive a discount code for 10% off any of the products from LensBabies. Go to SLC Photo Club to sign up.
This weeks photographer is Willie Holdman.Â Willie Holdman is a truly inspiring photographer.Â He is 100% photographer.Â He started out as a kid and has turned photography into a nice profession.Â He is a Utah native and loves to traverse the varied terrain in the state (and elsewhere) to get gorgeous photos that you won't see from the casual photographer.Â If I can be so bold I would compare Willie Holdman to Ansel Adams in many ways.
I have posted a new Photographer of the Week Award.
This weeks pick is Chris L. Jones from Sydney Australia. Even though Chris has stunning Blask&White photos and many other styles I gave this weeks photography award to the photographer Chris L. Jones for his unique and Delicious food photography. Great Job Chris keep up the good work.
How many Nikon Cameras and lenses can you count. The person that guesses correctly gets a big virtual high five. I am amazed at how many Nikon camera and lens' they have in just this one image. And I bet this image was also taken with a Nikon.