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Geek of the Week: Lytro Illum lead designer Markus Wierzoch, Artefact design director

Camera technology company Lytro is getting lots of headlines this week for its second-generation light field camera, called the Illum — a DSLR-style device that creates “living images” designed to be refocused after taking the shot. As it turns out, the design of the new camera has roots in Seattle, at the Artefact product design and development company, and a… Read More

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Lytro’s new angle reflects the future of photography

Lytro this morning unveiled its second-generation light field camera, called the Illum — a DSLR-style device that creates “living images” designed to be refocused after taking the shot. As a follow-on to the company’s original Lytro device, the new Illum is getting strong early reviews. But beyond the photographic magic, the camera’s hardware is also notable. Artefact, the Seattle-based product design… Read More

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The coolest photo ever of Seattle’s skyline is going viral

I slept right through it, but many in Seattle didn’t. The epic thunderstorm that rolled through Seattle the other night awoke many, including our dog Henry who, according to reports from my wife, was scratching at the floor downstairs seeking shelter from the noise. Luckily for those who missed the action, Seattle photographer Anthony May… Read More

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Corbis Images buys celebrity photo service Splash News

Corbis Images is bolstering its portfolio of photography of Angelina Jolie, Leanardo DiCaprio and other celebs. The Seattle company, owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, today purchase Los Angeles-based Splash News for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 1990, Splash News works with a network of more than 3,000 photographers who capture candid photos and videos… Read More