Friday, April 25, 2014

It's All About Vision ...

... and going for it.

"I'm not a brilliant, creative genius, but I do have a certain vision that I'm very tenacious about going after. And I'm willing to sacrifice for that. That's my strength."

~ Joel Grimes

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nex Gen Lytro ...

The Illum

This new version has been designed by Lytro to allow serious enthusiasts and professionals to now be able to explore the possibilities of light-field photography.

Illum: The second coming of the Lytro camera
Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY

"The new camera, which is due out in July, is still based on the pioneering light field technology that Lytro's founder Ren Ng did his seminal Ph.D work in at Stanford University. So again you can focus long after capturing an image. But you can also press a button to gauge the relative focus of all the objects in the frame as you're contemplating a shot.

Made of magnesium and aluminum, Illum is a much larger camera than the original Lytro--closer in size to a DSLR--and targeted at creative professionals. It has an 8x optical zoom, 30-250mm equivalent focal lens with a constant f/2.0 aperture and 1:3 macro. The design is still somewhat unique but there's no mistaking it for a camera, something you couldn't necessarily say about its predecessor."

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Photo Drone ...

DJI - Introducing the Phantom 2 Vision Plus from DJI on Vimeo.

DJI Takes Aerial Filmmaking to New Heights with Phantom 2 Vision+

“We have been truly inspired by all the creative applications of our Phantom series so far — filmmaking, fire fighting, conservation and many others,” said Frank Wang, Chief Executive Officer of DJI. “By stabilizing the camera and making it easy to fly with minimal set up, we hope to inspire a new generation of aerial creators to take to the sky and capture their vision.”