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Light Field: Turning Light into Living Pictures

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The next generation of photography, light field cameras will unleash capabilities that were never before possible with conventional 2D digital cameras. Lytro’s Eric Cheng will walk participants through the possibilities of light field technology, which will include focusing a picture after it’s taken, re-orienting the scene by shifting the perspective view, and even switching between 2D and 3D views. Get an in-depth, hands on look at this new camera technology and work with a professional photographer to see how light field technology will revolutionize the way the world takes pictures.



Eric Cheng Dir of Photography Lytro Inc

Eric Cheng is Director of Photography at Lytro, where he is responsible for bridging the gap between light field photography and the general public.

In addition to his role at Lytro, Eric is an award-winning professional underwater photographer and Publisher of, a popular online community site for underwater image makers. Eric also leads regular photography expeditions and workshops to remote destinations around the world. In his spare time, he plays the cello and eats ice cream.

Eric holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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