We’ve just learned about the latest advances in Plenoptics technology via the brilliant people behind PetaPixel, so before we go any farther, a GIANT THANKS to PetaPixel for all their amazing reporting and perpetually fascinating hard work! Now. If you aren’t familiar with this technology, Plenoptic Camera systems are designed around a multi-lens array that captures far more information than a traditional camera system. The captured image data must go through careful post-imaging processing to reveal a useful image, but this inventive approach to image capture enables a plethora of impressive and unique capabilities, the most exciting of which (for us) is the ability to DYNAMICALLY DESIGN AN IMAGE’S FOCUS & DEPTH OF FIELD… IN POST!
(Adobe recently showcased a brief demo of this process which can be seen in the attached video)