Shooting with the Lytro Lightfield Camera

This past weekend friend Dave Surgan and I visited the Wired Holiday Store to demo the new Lytro lightfield camera. Although the workflow process for importing and manipulating images was a little buggy, the camera worked great. Form factor is very first generation, but apparently is necessary to accomodate the complex lens design. The square images are fun to shoot, and the control layout is simple – shutter button and touch sensitive zoom slider on the top, and power button on the bottom. Shooting pictures feels very “scientific”, on account of the long box form factor – kinda like looking through a toilet paper tube.