Lytro Light Field Pictures
I went to the airport on a mission to learn to use my new Lytro, light field camera. After a couple hours of playing with the Lytro camera and its settings I can tell you, I am still not quite getting the hang of it. The idea is quite cool, you can take a photo and focus it later. You can tell in the photo above that if you focus on the very near spinner of the Columbia 400, it focuses on that. If you then click to focus on Estelle, the Cessna 195, it comes into focus. This shot is nowhere near as cool as the photos on Lytro’s gallery but I will continue to play with it and see if I can get some great shots in aviation.
I have a couple other photos that I took that I will upload to my lytro site. If you have any recommendations or if you are using a Lytro, let me know. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I really like the idea of the Lytro camera and I believe I will someday take great photos with it, I just have to learn it’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as my weaknesses. From the Lytro website it seems as though the camera’s strengths focus on the shots with something in the “very near” range, something a few feet in mid range and then something very far away in the background.