Light Field Camera

I just finished with a photography class. My goal for the class was to master the settings on my camera so I could get control over depth of field. I wanted to be able to make certain parts of an image sharp, while others were blurry.

The day class ended, I heard about this new Lytro camera. It’s a light field camera. WikiPedia says, “A light-field camera, also called a plenoptic camera, is a camera that uses a microlens array to capture 4D light field information about a scene.”

Click around in this image by Mugur Marculescu to see what it does. I am determined to be able to do this sort of trickery with f-stops and aperture settings.

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