How the Lytro Camera Works

Author's Note

When I first heard about the Lytro camera, I was astonished. I'm used to photographs being relatively static. I'm familiar with making minor edits and tweaking settings in the digital photography world but there are some hard limits you run up against that I didn't think you could get around. The Lytro camera opened up my eyes to other possibilities. I even got to play with one in the spring of 2012 at a press event. Sadly, they made me give it back before I could run outside, taking photos in a fiendish photographic fit.

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