Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Lytro ~ A New Kind Of Camera

I'm a photographer by nature.
Years ago I had a dark room in my house
and developed my own black & white film.
It was additive & artsy.
I think I've kept every camera I've ever owned.
My favorite for many years was my Canon AE1;
metal body, lots of lenses, durable & heavy for backpacking,
however, it took amazing pictures.
For my September birthday my family surprised with me....
A new Lytro camera!! 
The first thing you notice is it's shape.
It's square!  And short!  And lightweight!
William calls it a telescope & that's a fair comment.
The lens cap is magnetic so it snaps off & on.
There's no visible buttons rather just a little indentation
to snap photos & a very subtle raised texture for zoom
& refocusing. 
Here's a picture of Cokie Rue our golden-doodle.
Photo by Will.
A photo of the birthday girl.
Photo by Will.
Pretty great pictures for an 8 year old!
I think the size & easy handling of this camera are a
good fit for kids.  Hopefully, I'll get to use it too!

1 comment:

  1. I love your new camera! I so want one -- but I received a lomo camera a while ago that's still in its box, so even I can't make a case for another camera.

    I used to have a B&W darkroom too. Well a temporary one, in the long narrow bathroom of a long-ago apartment. The "black-out" curtain was a vinyl panel attached to the window frame with Velcro and the developing baths were on a long bench alongside the bathtub. Watching the images float up out of the developer in the red light is the closest thing to magic that I know.