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. Check out all the Challenges.
The fourth Challenge is designed to help you get the shot when getting closer isn’t an option. You can capture shots of your friends and family at play when you shoot living pictures using Creative Mode. This mode allows you to use the full range of the 8X zoom and to set the center of your refocus range.
Need help setting up this shot? It is just like the second shot in the “More Control with Creative Mode” video when Chris takes a picture of Julie playing frisbee in front of the Golden Gate Bridge:
- 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.
- It helps have two to three subjects framed in your shot. Zoom in to frame the closest subject, while keeping the other two framed on your screen.
- Tap the screen to set what you want to refocus around before you press the shutter.
- The camera remembers where you tapped so you can keep on shooting until you want to get a new shot.
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!