Lytro Light Field Camera : A Revolution in Photography

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"Lytro lets you take pictures like never before. Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space.

Since you'll capture the color, intensity, and direction of all the light, you can experience the first major light field capability - focusing after the fact. Focus and re-focus, anywhere in the picture. You can refocus your pictures at anytime, after the fact.

And focusing after the fact, means no auto-focus motor. No auto-focus motor means no shutter delay. So, capture the moment you meant to capture not the one a shutter-delayed camera captured for you."

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The Exploded Flowers of Fong Qi Wei


Lotus

Singaporean photographer Fong Qi Wei likes to pick apart flowers by hand and rearrange them on blank a canvas, creating incredible works of art.

In a series entitled “Exploded Flowers” 33-year-old Fong Qi Wei disassembles popular flowers like the rose, lotus or orchid, carefully rearranges their components on a blank white canvas and then takes photos of them. The results are totally different than the flowers themselves, but just as beautiful and impressive. “ ”Each of the images are done in one sitting, simply because flowers are amongst the most perishable things – so I cannot leave it half finished and work on it the next day as some petals may have wilted or dried up by then. I find that there is always a surprising amount of detail which we do not usually notice in flowers.” the artist says about his exploded flowers.

via odditycentral.com

 

Families and Their Possessions

"Above, a family from Tokyo, settled on the sidewalk around their television, crowded by neatly organized electronic appliances, expelled closets, and prized heirloom pottery. Two wives, a husband, and their children in West Africa’s Mali, on the roof of their hut with the tools of their agricultural toils. A Baptist family, smiling and clutching an illustrated Bible on the suburban road loaded with furniture and appliances in Houston, Texas. 

Photographer Peter Menzel began his project Material World: A Global Family Portrait back in the ’90s, traveling to 30 countries around the world to capture families with most of their possessions. Using data from United Nations and the World Bank, he searched for “average” families — average in location, size, background, and occupation. Check out the resulting, slightly dated but utterly fascinating portraits in our gallery and see what sort of a material world we’re living in."  
via flavorwire.com

 

Sounds of Nature | Alan S. Hochman Photography

Sounds of Nature


Turn on your speakers, turn up the volume, lay back and enjoy the sounds of Nature.

Tips

  • Play birds on ‘Random’, to prevent endless chirping. Try setting it to 600
  • The Arrow Button adds more player channels, up to 7 per player.
  • Add multiple instances of Sensiri to your page to get more sounds.
  • Don’t forget the onboard help, just click ‘F1′.
  • ‘Ctrl’ acts as a macro, to max out pan/volume and to stop or play all sounds.
  • The green display button next to help brings up track info and timing data.
  • Sit back and enjoy your ambient soundscape.
via hochmanphotography.com