Light field technology is the latest development to hit the camera industry, and Lytro is at forefront of this movement toward what expert's call "computational photography". Lytro's Director of Photography, Eric Cheng, explains just what exactly is the light field, and how utilizing its power can mean a lot more for the future of cameras than something like pet detection or improved pixel density.
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 Wetpixel.com, a popular online community site for underwater image makers. Eric frequently lectures about photography and ocean conservation, and also leads photography expeditions 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.