Out of focus digital images may soon be a thing of the past thanks to game changing technology from Silicon startup Lytro. The company has found a way to adjust the focus of a digital image after the picture has been taken. Lytro founder and CEO Ren Ng first explained the concept in a 2006 doctoral dissertation at Stanford University and has been able to take the idea from theory to application with a release of the first consumer camera slated for later this year.
The Lytro camera will capture far more light data from many more angles than a current camera does with a special sensor called a micolens array. Sophisticated software allows the user to use the data points to manipulate the image in a variety of ways including eliminating any blur. One big advantage of this technology is that the action shot can be much quicker. No more waiting for the camera to focus which often times results in the shot being lost. The camera will also capture enough data for 3-D images which could be viewed with 3-D glasses on a TV or PC. No word on the pricing of this camera yet which will initially be sold through online retailers such as Amazon as well as the Lytro website. This looks like exciting technology and I can’t wait for the reviews to come in. We may have to purchase one for the Bumblejax shop and write up our own review!
So you still don’t have any ideas for a gift for that special someone in your life? You’re in luck! We are now offering gift certificates which you can choose to have printed and mailed or save a tree and we’ll send the gift certificate via email. This makes for a unique gift and is great for birthday, wedding and Christmas gifts!
PlexiPerfect! Handmade, gallery ready prints that ship ready to hang on your wall.
I don’t like to honk my own horn (ok, maybe just a little) but I think we’ve offered something rather unique here at BumbleJax. We have mastered the art of digital photo mounting. BumbleJax allows you to have your digital photo shown in a gallery ready format! Having your digital photo printed out on our high end, large format printer and then face mounted to one of our unique substrates will give you something special to hang on your wall. One of the substrates we offer is acrylic, also known as plexiglass. This is my personal favorite and is becoming a very popular format for displaying photos in galleries and museums. Choosing to have your print face mounted to acrylic will give your print a clarity and richness that just can’t be achieved with any other technique. Check out our site and let me know what you think, I would love your feedback and to answer any questions you might have.
Your fellow photo enthusiast,