As LYTRO ILLUM begins to make its way to your door, we want to give you a few simple ideas to break in your camera.
Still Life: As with the first generation camera, still life provides an excellent subject matter to gain prowess with camera controls. We suggest taking small objects that fit in your hand and place them at regular intervals on a table. You can use these objects as reference points to test the boundaries of the Lytro depth assist as well as discover how perspective shift is effected by where you stand and when you zoom.
Anything Macro: Light field and macrophotography go hand in hand. Critters, flowers, or food, LYTRO ILLUM is always ready for extreme close ups. Some of our favorite subjects are butterflies and dart frogs as they are easy to get close up to and they photograph well with their vibrant colors.
Floating Objects: If you haven’t seen the living LYTRO ILLUM golf bunker shot yet, go check it out here. Impressed? We are too. There’s nothing quite like shifting parallax on a floating object frozen in time. When you are ready to experiment, remember to turn up your shutter speed and shoot with plenty of light. It will take patience to get this shot just right, but it is well worth the effort.