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


iStockphoto Promo Code

Posted in Blogging, Flash, Friends, Marketing, Photography, quicktip, Random thoughts at 10:38 pm by Curtis J. Morley

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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.

Here is the code - Promo Code: stocklayouts

Thanks to Elizaibeth for turning me onto the promo code.




Posted in Adobe, Flash, Flex, Photography at 7:18 am by Curtis J. Morley


PhotoWalk SLC #6 at Moran Eye Center

Posted in Photography at 10:01 pm by Curtis J. Morley

This weekend I am going to be at the Moran Eye Center for Photowalk #6 in SLC.

The address is:
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
Telephone: 801.581.2352

The center is at Primary Childrens Hospital.

This is my first Photowalk and I'm quite excited about it. It should be fun.


I Made History With My Photography

Posted in Awards, Family, Photography at 6:49 am by Curtis J. Morley

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.


Speaking at the SLC Photo Club on Lensbabies

Posted in Family, Photography at 4:39 pm by Curtis J. Morley

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. Picture of Apples shot with Lensbabies and 3G

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.


New Photog-O-the-Week Award

Posted in Photography at 9:05 pm by Curtis J. Morley

This weeks photographer is Willie HoldmanWillie Holdman is a truly inspiring photographer. He is 100% photographer. He started out as a kid and has turned photography into a nice profession. 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. If I can be so bold I would compare Willie Holdman to Ansel Adams in many ways.


New Photog-O-Week – June 10-16

Posted in Awards, Photography at 6:48 am by Curtis J. Morley

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.


Nikon Aboard the Space station

Posted in Photography at 1:51 am by Curtis J. Morley

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.



Mountain Moonlight Photo Picked up for Web Movie

Posted in Photography at 6:47 am by Curtis J. Morley

My Moon Image (707727) is in a web movie.

Mountain Moonlight
You can purchase my Image at iStockphoto

You can go and see a wonderful movie about the birth of our Saviour and what peace he brings.
Go and see the movie here -

Thank you Mary