Lytro Light Field

Posted: October 20th, 2011 | Author: richard | Filed under: design, photography, Uncategorized | No Comments »

 

Lytro have just released the worlds first consumer Light Field Camera, a revolutionary device which enables users to adjust the focal point of an image AFTER the photograph has been taken.

Once uploaded, these captured images, dubbed ‘Living Pictures’, become interactive photographs the user can explore, clicking on the image to select the focal plane. Try it by clicking the butterfly below.

Currently there are three cameras to choose from, a Red 16gb unit, or a Grey or Blue 8gb which will ship to the US in early 2012. Each camera has an 8X optical zoom with a constant f/2 aperture, but most importantly, no delay for auto-focus so the image can be instantly captured with the press of a button.

Lytro have made an interesting product here. The resolution of their Light Field sensor is actually quite low in a world of 10 megapixel cameras, however, by making the images interactive, the pictures are tied to screen resolution – Megapixels become a moot point. Personally, I’m really looking forward to a high resolution model. The ability to refocus an image to perfect that almost perfect (static) shot would be a photographers dream come true.


New Range

Posted: October 11th, 2011 | Author: richard | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Mel & Vanessa have been working hard on Parliament of Two’s second range, which will be available in November. Entitled “Forget Me Not” this range of cast rings are inspired by antique heirlooms. Beautiful photos by Megan Fizell over at Tres Jolie Studios


Foldboat

Posted: October 4th, 2011 | Author: richard | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

This innovative boat by designers Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies is made from flat, scored Poly-Ethylene sheet which folds neatly into a small row-boat. There are currently two different designs, creatively named Boat One & Boat Two. The former requires more assembly but folds into a more compact shape whilst the latter can be assembled from its flat sheet in only a few minutes. Perfect for canal cruising or camping holidays.