If you have been living under a rock then you probably know nothing about the new Lytro Camera coming out in 2012 that allows you to refocus an image after you take it. That's right, now that there is no focusing going before the picture is taken, you are able to take pictures instantly. There has been lots of buzz on this camera for quite some time now, especially with other professional photographers. Is this technology good or bad? Will it hurt other profesional photographers jobs? The debate sounds a lot like the one when digital cameras were first introduced into the market. It will rock the current foundations of the photography realm as
This is amazing technology that allows for so much more creative room. But don't be deceived, having a camera like this does not mean you will instantly get great images, you still need focus, vision, and execution of an idea. You hear it all the time with today's digital cameras, "don't worry it's digital you can just take another". While this technology offers great flexibility with taking pictures, I have found a lot of peoples pictures suffer more because they put less thought into the image. On the flip side, other great photographers do some amazing things with digital cameras because it opens so many more doors.
So I will say it again. The Lytro Camera
technology is fantastic and I am very excited to see where it takes us, just learn how to use the technology, and don't rely on it for creativity. Computers can do lots of things, but still to this day it's up to us to be the creatives.