Did you see the “ring of fire” annular solar eclipse last Sunday? Lytro camera owners and employees have been sending in solar eclipse pictures taken with the Lytro light field camera. Living pictures of people enjoying the eclipse worked well, as did pictures of the various methods used to project the eclipse onto safe viewing surfaces.
Because of it’s powerful, 8x optical zoom, the Lytro camera was also used effectively capture 2D pictures of the eclipse by simply zooming in all the way and shooting through a solar filter.
Don’t be afraid to get creative when you’re using the Lytro camera! I took this picture by crouching down very low, zooming in almost all the way in Creative Mode, and framing the shot to include both Sterling’s head and the eclipse, which is visible through his solar eclipse glasses.
The next annular solar eclipse will happen on May 10, 2013, and will be visible in Australia and New Zealand. We look forward to seeing more annular eclipse shots next year!