|Focus on the Face?|
|Or focus on the blade?|
|This image from Lytro shows the path of the light field.|
|This diagram from the Lytro web site shows the inside of the camera.|
Lytro calls the images from their system "Living Pictures" because the viewer can adjust the point of focus on their own computer. Their camera system was released in February of this year and the Living Picutres must be viewed in special Lytro software for your PC or Mac or in a special Lytro plugin on a website.
The ability to change the focal point of an image after it is captured has profound implications on the very definition of photography. Is the photographer the person who captures the image, or the person who determines the focus parameters after capture?
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The images at the top were captured with a Lytro Light Field camera at Comicon 2012. To see more images in this gallery visit https://pictures.lytro.com/echeng/stories/54291#.
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