For those of you who are not familiar, the 8th annual POPULAR MECHANICS Breakthrough Awards recognize innovators and products that have dramatically advanced the fields of technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, environmental engineering and more.
The world’s first light field photography contest will come to a conclusion in just a few more days, on Sunday, September 30.
We’re taking the picture revolution on the road, making the Lytro camera available to more creative photographers in the United States and around the world. Since our first shipments of the Lytro camera only six months ago, we’ve been inundated with requests to bring the Lytro camera to countries near and far and to stores near you.
Next week, the Lytro Team is headed to Photokina in Cologne, Germany. Join us for a presentation by Lytro Director of Photography, Eric Cheng:
Turning Light Into Living Pictures
Photokina Communities Hall 5.1
Light field photography has the potential to revolutionize the way we take and experience pictures. This session will cover the capabilities of the Lytro camera and light field photography, including where the technology is today and a look at what it means for the industry and the future of photography.
Fifteen Weekly Finalists’ pictures now are featured in the Lytro Picture Gallery, including this one by Glen Vigus. Our Share the Fun Photography Contest was designed to highlight the creativity and photographic skills of new light field photographers. Congratulations to Greg Tokarski, Jeff Wilson, Joe D’Anna, and Mike Frank, who also became Finalists this week.
Five more Weekly Finalists have been selected in the Lytro Share the Fun Photography Contest and Sweepstakes. Congratulations to Ken Trombatore, Linda Steider, Myles Honicker, Ian Storrs and Julie Warner who took this picture, “Fast-moving baby blind snake.”
The judges have spoken. Richard Koci Hernandez, Heather Champ, Eric Cheng, Matt Buchanan, and you have chosen our first Weekly Finalists in the Lytro Share the Fun Photography Contest and Sweepstakes.
We could not be more excited to announce that today, our founder and Executive Chairman Ren Ng has been recognized by MIT’s Technology Review as a TR35 Honoree for 2012 and as the first-ever recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year award!
By Andrew Stein
Less than a hundred days after the first Lytro camera was shipped, I began my marketing summer internship. I knew the company was growing fast, the product was sexy, and the media was definitely taking notice. I also knew that I loved photography, was attracted by new technology, and wanted to work at a small(ish) company back in sunny California. After begging for many months that they should let me work for them, I found my seat at their shiny new Mountain View office with a completely open floor plan full of camera gear that would make any photographer drool a little. All of this, combined with a stocked kitchen, a full kegerator, and a frequently-used ping-pong table gave me confidence that I was going to have a great summer.
Lytro is going to SXSW! It’s that time of year to vote for the Lytro Team to be chosen to speak at SXSW in Austin next Spring. We have an amazing line-up submitted this year and are super excited to hopefully see all nine sessions in action, but we can’t do it without you! Please take just a few minutes to vote for the Lytro Team, and tell your friends and family as well. The voting is open until Friday, August 31st, 9:59PM PT.