Lytro Illum

The Lytro is not like other cameras -- it is able to capture virtually all of the visual data in a given scene, giving a photographer the godlike ability to post-adjust the image. Focus extends from touching the lens to infinity. Digital light field technology is difficult to grasp, but undeniably interesting. Perhaps it could be adapted for cinematic use, with mind altering results...


Stars in Your Eyes

As a child, I was disappointed to discover that only a couple of thousand stars were visible to the naked eye. With the encroachment of light pollution, that figure is probably rather optimistic. Uber-enthusiastic amateur astronomer Nick Risinger decided to create a massive full sky image combining thousands of images -- the night sky we wish we could see. For optimum viewing, he travelled tens of thousands of kilometres to seek out the darkest parts of the US. The results are awe-inspiring. Our own galaxy extends from edge to edge in a blaze of starry glory, with lanes of gas and companion star clusters clearly visible. He has made large versions (3000 pixels wide) available to the public, plus selling prints on archival stock.