Who’d have thought 20 years ago that one day we’d take photos with our phones. What’s next? 360-degree cams, light-field focusing, and transparent displays. The evolution of photography is upon us.
The days when photographers could hide behind their cameras are over. Thanks to the transparent displays made by companies including Samsung and LG, snapper and subject now stand eye to eye. All we need now is an invisible camera.
The new Lytro light-field camera was invented for those who want to focus on more than one thing at a time. It can shift focus in an image after it has been taken - the refocusing happens on the screen in front of you. Let blurry pics be merely bygones.
IT’S A TOSS-UP
Take photos like those on Google Street View. The Panono ball camera has 36 small, integrated lenses, which means it has an eye on everything. It will take some getting used to; good motor skills are needed. You throw it in the air, and it does the rest.