The Get Started Challenge is a 4-week series that uses themes and hashtags to help new Lytro camera owners get started and get inspired by each other. Check out all the Challenges.
For the first Challenge, we’ll create compelling re-focusable portraits of your friends and family by asking them to show you something they hold precious or interesting. Need help setting up this shot? It’s just like the sample shot Chris takes of his friend Katie in the “Get to know the Basics” video:
- Zoom all the way out by making sure the zoom slider is all the way to the left.
- Get super close to the object your friend is holding in their outstretched hand. You know you are close enough when the object starts to get visibly out of focus on your camera screen.
- Frame their face in the background then press the shutter button.
- Try shooting this picture a few times from slightly different distances to see how it affects your living pictures.
Share your favorite pictures. Post it to our Facebook Wall or share it on Twitter with the hashtag #lytroshowme. If we reshare your picture on Facebook, Twitter or the blog, we’ll send you a Lytro T-shirt.
Experiment. Get Creative. Happy Shooting!