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.
For the second Challenge, bring the classic travel shot home by making interactive pictures of your favorite people in front of their favorite neighborhood places.
Need help setting up this shot? It is very similar to the second tip in the “Get to know the Basics” video when Chris takes a picture of Nicole with Steve (nice face!) in the background:
- Rather than putting the camera super close to your friend’s face, you can stand a few feet back and use the zoom to frame your shot.
- Zoom in, moving the zoom slider to the right until your friend’s face fills about 1/4 of the frame.
- Fill the remainder of the frame with all or part of their favorite neighborhood landmark in the background, then press the shutter button.
- Try shooting this picture a few times from different angles and distances to see how it affects your living pictures. For example, if the landmark is farther off in the background, your picture will have greater refocus.
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!