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.
Today, we’re launching Lytro’s first light field photography contest, Share the Fun, which also happens to be THE first light field photography contest ever.
Each week through the end of September, five Finalists will get their pictures featured on the Lytro.com gallery and will win a Lytro accessories package worth $125. One of those Finalists will win the grand prize, a Master Light Field Photography Lesson with our Director of Photography, Eric Cheng, along with 5 Lytro cameras to share with their friends.
We all knew this day would eventually come. The zombie apocalypse struck this weekend and we were right in the middle of it all.
The Lytro team in San Diego are enjoying our 2nd day at Comic-con. It was quickly evident that the crowds on Thursday were minimal compared to what we saw today. The costumes are amazing and created ideal picture taking opportunities. Luckily, the Lytro camera has it’s own super power where we can aim it where we want to go and it garners so much attention the crowd parts in awe and envy. Needless to say we were able to get around pretty easily. Check out our new picture gallery for the 2nd day.
As you might expect, many of us who work at Lytro are major sci-fi and comic book nerds, so we were really excited to find out that we would be attending Comic-con this year as one of our first summer events. Even on the plane down, we saw more comic-books and blue hair than average on a flight to San Diego.
Our first summer event is here! San Diego is about to be invaded by the most powerful super heroes and we’ll be there to capture it all! Lytro will be attending Comic-Con International in San Diego this weekend taking pictures of your favorite comic book characters. If you’re planning on attending, we’ll be at the following events, please come by and say “hi” and be a part of the picture revolution.
Summer is here and the Lytro Team is taking our cameras to some of the hottest (some literally) events of the summer. Look for us:
July 12-14, in San Diego at Comic-Con International
July 20-22, in Seattle at the Bite of Seattle Food Festival
July 26-28, near Minneapolis at the Soundtown Music and Camping Festival in Somerset, WI.
August 3-5, in Chicago including Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Saturday, August 4.
August 17-19, in New York City for the International Fringe Fest.
Two weeks ago, Twitter added direct support for Lytro Living Pictures, allowing viewers to interact with pictures in a Twitter stream (similar to the way things work in Facebook). Now, Google Chrome browser users can interact with living pictures directly in Google+ and Pinterest by installing the Lytro Embed for Google+™ and Lytro Embed for Pinterest™ Chrome extensions (written by Eric Cheng, Lytro’s Director of Photography).