The Joy of Light – L16
The art of the L16
Sometimes when you have a family session, you just forget for a moment you are working and capturing their family portrait. You get sucked into the ‘fabulousness’ of the moment and get excited, when you chase light all day and then all of a sudden it just happen… perfectly dancing right in front of you upon the waves…. and through the clouds… right in that perfect spot!
ISO 400 | f14 | 1/80 | 80mm | Nidon D5
I had the pleasure of photographing this family this year and this portrait always stood out as one of my favourites because of the way the drama of the sky and ocean and light all played perfectly (in my humble opinion) in this shot. The dock is located in West Bay, which is also walking distance from my home, so we come here as a family and watch the sunset on many occasions, so it is a lovely calm location with lots of action with the locals too. Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the location and backgrounds but really at the end of the day it is about capturing that love and emotion and you can capture that about anywhere…. just so happens West Bay dock is just pretty cool all around.
During this session I had asked the family to just head out to the end of the dock and dad just naturally starts leading the way. They didn’t know I was shooting this image and I think that is why I liked it the most. Totally unposed and unexpected.
Since I am always searching for new techniques, lighting, inspiration and new cameras and equipment to make my life as a photographer more exciting… I came across this gorgeous piece of equipment. It is called the Light L16 Camera . This camera is a compact camera, so perfect for ease, light weight and convenience and for capturing everything around you without lugging out the ‘gear’. So what so good about this camera, that a photographer might rave about? It actually uses multiple lens systems to shoot photos at the same time and then fuses them into one image. Wow! How can I get one? Well you can’t! They are sold out. But you can always get on their waiting list and they are building them for 2017.
Okay so whats the big deal? Traditional DSLR cameras create photos by detecting light passed through a SINGLE lens. The L16 captures light through many small apertures and many mirrors. This basically puts the quality of a DSLR (yep our big bulky cameras) into the palm of your hand.
COMPUTATIONAL FUSING = HIGH QUALITY
Each scene captured by the Light L16 Camera is shot by up to 10 of 16 individual 28mm, 70mm and 150mm camera modules firing simultaneously. 52 megapixels in size. So how do I see some of these pictures? L16 Picture Gallery , Gorgeous eh? So, will I get one of these cameras in 2017? I hope so? How nice to go on holiday or even out with your family and take amazing high quality photos without having to lug the gear. Wow yes please!