On October 20, 2011, Charles Chi (Lytro’s Executive Chairman) and I went on stage with technology columnist Walt Mossberg at AsiaD in Hong Kong to give a live demonstration of the newly-announced Lytro camera. During the on-stage demo, I snapped a living picture of Walt Mossberg holding a Lytro camera, imported it into our desktop application, and shared it to the web:
We also demonstrated parallax shifts and 3D. We don’t currently show those features online, but I put together an animated image so you can see what our camera can do. Continue reading →
Thank you for your curiosity, questions, advice and support since we announced the launch of Lytro. Today we’re excited to enter the next phase of the picture revolution by introducing you to our very first Lytro light field camera.
Shortly after midnight on the evening of July 20, 2011, my phone rang. On the other end of the line was Philip Scott Andrews, a photographer who currently works for the New York Times. Philip had received a Lytro prototype camera and was charging it up on his way to the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center to photograph the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Philip has been photographing NASA Space Shuttle missions for many years, and having a Lytro on the ground at the landing site for STS-135, the last Space Shuttle mission ever, was very special—the beginning of a new era in photography juxtaposed with the end of another era. We posted a few of Philip’s light field pictures this week and managed to catch up with him for a short interview. Continue reading →