A new camera called the Lytro gives a whole new (and more positive!) meaning to the phrase, “Shoot now. Ask questions later.”
Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space.
So practically speaking, what does this mean? Since you’ll capture the color, intensity, and direction of all the light, you can focus (or re-focus) anywhere in the picture after shooting it.
I know I can think of all kinds of creative options for this new tool. The price points ($499 and $399) for the camera will also make it accessible to a large audience as well. So what do you think? Will this technological advance benefit you? Does it make photography less of a craft?