Inspiration can be found in a number of ways. Here at Lytro, we find that every time we see a new living picture, it inspires and encourages us to see a scene or object in an entirely new way.
In the case of Jason Bradley, he found himself in a seemingly ordinary scene of guitars at a local music shop. By thinking about the scene in a multi-dimensional way, he transformed the setting into a truly engaging living picture.
The trick here was to add depth to the scene by displaying the dominant guitar horizontally in the foreground. The wall of diverse guitars hanging in the background adds to Jason’s story as it sets a scene for where the picture takes place. These two elements create a more interesting living picture that has a wider refocus range.
The most exciting part about seeing a living picture like this is that a similar type of picture can be shot in a number of ways, with a wide range of objects and in a variety of places. We encourage trying to use this technique to capture a scene of significance to you.
Experiment. Get Creative. Happy Shooting!