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Lytro: Focus on the future

08 March 2012 - 07:02 AM

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This week, the revolutionary Lytro camera starts shipping in the U.S. It offers mindboggling re-focusing possibilities and a whole new take on photography. Will it also lead to a re-think of underwater photography?

With the Lytro camera, you don't have to worry about getting your focus right - you can re-focus the image as many times as you like after you have shot it! Not only does this offer a whole new way of shooting images - it challenges the concept of photography. The Lytro is called a light-field camera, and is hailed as one of the greatest revolutions in photography and camera technology.

It works by capturing the color, intensity and direction of light on a modified sensor. Instead of just capturing a single plane of light like a traditional camera does, the Lytro captures the entire light field, which is all the light travelling in every direction in every point in space. Lytro doesn't even classify its camera by the familiar megapixel measure. Instead, the company says their "living images" has a resolution of 11 megarays - in other words, it can capture 11 million light rays.

In the trenches defending old-school photography

In a recent post on Wetpixel called Time For A Major Philosophy Change?, I (and many others) commented on Alex Mustard's questions and thoughts about how new technology impacts photography. I realized I was quite the traditionalist, and felt I had to defend traditional photography in the sense that getting it all right in the camera before shooting the image was the superior way of doing things.

This somehow made me feel unconfortable, and I was annoyed and surprised that the notion of doing things differently made me dig trenches. I wanted to embrace the new ideas, but felt like I couldn't - it was in way like dismissing all my knowledge and admitting it was not good enough. But then I realized how I've gotten to where I am today - by learning new things.

Shouldn't new technology propel me forward instead of making me feel like I'm part of the Jurassic Park lizard line-up?

Posting the whole thing here might prove a little long, so please continue reading on Scubapixel

Nudibranch Safari at Gulen Dive Resort

27 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

This is the most beautiful adventure of 2012 - the annual Nudibranch Safari at Gulen Dive Resort on the norwegian west coast.

Join us for this great nudibranch workshop with emphasis on both underwater photography and marine biology. Award-winning underwater photographer Christian Skauge and former World Champion Espen Rekdal will be there, and the "scientific" part of the workshop will be led by Norwegian Univeristy of Science and Technology (NTNU) scientist and nudibranch experts Jussi Evertsen and Torkild Bakken. Together, we can offer fantastic nudibranch diving on the house reef of Gulen Dive resort, just north of Bergen on the Norwegian west coast. Last year we found a sensational 49 species of nudibranchs in just 4 days - join us to help find even more in 2012.

We will find, identify, collect and photograph nudibranchs 'til we drop - unlimited house reef diving is included!

Workshop dates: March 20-25 or 22-25, 2012.

Read more and check out the pictures: www.scubapixel.com/nudisafari2012