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 this third Challenge, we switch to using Creative Mode, which lets you control the refocus range of your living pictures. This mode allows you to shoot subjects that are extremely close to the lens, closer than four inches and even touching the lens. This is a great mode for shooting food – or anything else with tiny details such as jewelry, plants and insects.
Need help setting up this shot? It is just like the first shot in the “More Control with Creative Mode” video when Chris shows off his foodie tendencies by taking a close up, extreme macro shot of strawberries:
- To activate Creative Mode, swipe up on the main screen then tap on the box on left. You’ll notice a blue border appears to indicate you’re in creative mode.
- Get really close. You can almost touch the object you are shooting if that is how you want to frame your shot.
- Tap the screen to set what you want to refocus around before you press the shutter. Make sure that the part of the object that is closest to you appears a little blurry on the screen.
- 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!